Sacramento State vs. Portland State - 3/12/15 Big Sky Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (15-13) at Sacramento State Hornets (19-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings and Sacramento State Hornets meet Thursday in the Big Sky quarterfinal.
The Portland State Vikings look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Portland State is averaging 71 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 73.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DaShaun Wiggins is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 rebounds while Gary Winston is averaging 11.6 points and 3.7 assists. Tiegbe Bamba is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Tim Douglas is dishing 2.9 assists. The Portland State Vikings have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 74.6 percent from the line and 38.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Portland State is allowing 38.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The Sacramento State Hornets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Sacramento State is averaging 69.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 68.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Mikh McKinney is averaging 19 points and five assists while Dylan Garrity is averaging 13.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. Cody Demps is dishing 3.3 assists and Nick Hornsby is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Sacramento State Hornets have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 73.2 percent from the line and 40.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Sacramento State is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Vikings are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Sacramento State Hornets should win this game given their offensive depth. Neither team is great defensively, so give me the team that can score more, and that's the Hornets in this matchup.