Sacramento State Hornets vs. Denver Pioneers - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (1-3) at Sacramento State Hornets (1-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers will play the Sacramento State Hornets in the EWU Classic on Sunday afternoon.
The Sacramento State Hornets are 1-4 this season after losing to San Francisco by a score of 77-59 in their last game. Sacramento State allowed San Francisco to shoot over 54% in this game and just couldn’t step up on defensive in this game. Nick Hornsby led Sacramento State with 20 points and 9 rebounds in their defeat. Sacramento State shot 37.9% on field goals, while shooting 41.2% on three-pointers in this game. Sacramento State is averaging 67 points per game while giving up 78.5 points per game, while also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Nick Hornsby is averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds per game, while Justin Strings is averaging 12 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for Sacramento State. Sacramento State is shooting 39.4% on field goals, 64.5% on free throws, and 26.1% on three-pointers.
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The Denver Pioneers are 1-3 this season after losing to Eastern Washington by a score of 85-80 in overtime in their last game. Denver led by 4 points at halftime but was not able to hold the lead in the second half and lost in the extra period. Daniel Amigo led Denver with 19 points and 7 rebounds in this game. Denver shot 48.5% on field goals, while shooting 47.6% on three-pointers in their loss. Denver is averaging 81 points per game while giving up 83 points per game. Denver is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Joe Rosga is averaging 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3 assists per game, while Daniel Amigo is averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Pioneers. Denver is shooting 53.8% on field goals, 66.2% on free throws, and 42.9% on three-pointers.
Denver is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 6-1 in Denver’s last 7 games against the Big Sky. Sacramento State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The over is 6-0 in Sacramento State’s last 6 Sunday games.
Both of these teams have struggled this season and haven’t played very well on defense. Sacramento State has the edge on rebounding, while Denver is the better shooting team. With both teams struggling so far, it is tough to pick this game, but I like Denver in this one due to their shooting.