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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Sacramento State Hornets - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento State Hornets (19-8) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (9-18)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Centrum Arena)

The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look to throw a Monkey Wrench in to the title hopes of the Sacramento State Hornets.

 

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Sacramento State Hornets - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Sacramento State Hornets control their own destiny as in win the final two contests in the regular season and the Big Sky championship and a 20+ win season belongs to them. The Hornets have been playing well with three consecutive victories after a 73-60 victory at Portland State where a strong finish carried the day. Both teams hit shots in the 46% range but this game was decided at the stripe where the Hornets totals eleven more free throws on near perfect 20-22 shooting. Mikh McKinney poured in a game high 21 points on 7-15 from the field with Dylan Garrity tossing in 15 points on 5-10 accuracy. Nick Hornsby added ten points and eight boards while Zach Mills and Cody Demps combined for 17 points.

 

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds aren’t having a great season in the won/loss column but they have shown improvement which tells me their rebuilding plans are heading in the right direction. The Thunderbirds have won two of three after downing North Dakota 71-65 on the road Saturday as a 3.5 point underdog. SUU appeared to be heading for an easy victory with  13 point lead at the half before fighting off a UND comeback.  The Fighting Sioux connected at around 43% which made a winner of the 50% shooting Thunderbirds who hit just enough threes and free throws. Trey Kennedy was the only double digit scorer with 13 points with Cal Hanks netting nine points. Travon Langston and Casey Oliverson scored eight points apiece while four others chipped in with 6-7 points.

 

The Hornets are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and  1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Thunderbirds are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky. Southern Utah  are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and  4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Hornets still have to win so I’ll lay the chalk with the best team in the league…

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Sacramento State -3.5

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