Sacramento State vs. Northern Arizona - 3/21/15 CIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (20-14) at Sacramento State Hornets (21-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Colberg Court)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets -3 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento State Hornets and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks face off on Saturday in a second round CIT game.
The Sacramento State Hornets are 21-11 this season and they are coming off of a seven-point win at Portland in their opening game. Sacramento State is averaging 70.9 points per game and they are shooting 48.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 46.3 percent. Mikh McKinney leads the Hornets averaging 19.2 points per game. Dylan Garrity is averaging 13.8 points, Cody Demps is averaging 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, Eric Stuteville is averaging 7.0 points. Sacramento State is 13-1 at home and 8-6 in non-Big Sky Conference games.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 20-14 this season and they are coming off of a win at Grand Canyon in their opening round game. Northern Arizona is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 40.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Quinton Upshur leads the Lumberjacks averaging 14.4 points per game. Kris Yanku is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 assists, Aaseem Dixon is averaging 13 points, and Ako Kaluna is averaging 9.1 points. NAU beat Sacramento State by two in their last meeting on March 7th.
Sacramento State is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Northern Arizona is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 16-5-3 against the spread against the Big Sky, and 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
I see this game as a toss up so getting better than a three pointer I have to go with Northern Arizona.