Sacramento State vs. Idaho - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (7-7) at Sacramento State Hornets (9-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Colberg Court)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho Vandals and Sacramento State Hornets square off Thursday night at The Nest.
The Idaho Vandals have split their last 10 games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Idaho is averaging 77.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 77.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Connor Hill is averaging 15.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and Mike Scott is averaging 14.4 points and 5.4 assists. Sekou Wiggs is the third player averaging double-digit points and Bira Seck is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Idaho Vandals are one of the better offensive teams in the country, which includes 72.7 percent shooting from the line and 41.9 percent shooting from downtown. Defensively, Idaho is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 81 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The Sacramento State Hornets have won four of their last five games and look for their fourth conference win. On the season, Sacramento State is averaging 68.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 70.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Mikh McKinney is averaging 1.69 points and 4.8 assists while Dylan Garrity is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 assists. Cody Demps is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Zach Mills is shooting 50.6 percent from the field. The Sacramento State Hornets are also a great offensive team that’s shooting 75.1 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Sacramento State is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last seven games. Sacramento State is 6-1 SU on its home court.
The Vandals are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hornets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Idaho has either won or lost by three points in three of its first five road games. The Vandals have an offense that gives them a fighting chance against just about anybody. I like the value of the points here.