Pacific Tigers vs. Sacramento State Hornets - 12/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento State Hornets (1-5) at Pacific Tigers (2-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento State Hornets will travel to play the Pacific Tigers in a non-conference college basketball on Thursday.
The Pacific Tigers are 2-3 this season after losing to Nevada by a score of 77-67 in their last game. Pacific gave up 46 points in the second half and couldn’t close their halftime deficit. Ray Bowles led Pacific with 22 points and 7 rebounds in their loss. Pacific shot 38% on field goals, while also shooting 34.8% on three-pointers in this game. Pacific is averaging 72.2 points per game and giving up 78.2 points per game, while also averaging 42 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per game. T.J. Wallace is averaging 14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game, while Jack Williams is averaging 13 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Pacific is shooting 36.4% on field goals, 65.9% on free throws, and 32.1% on three-pointers this season.
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The Sacramento State Hornets are 1-5 this season after losing to Denver by a score of 72-61 in their last game. Sacramento State led by 6 points at halftime but was outscored by 17 points in the second half for the loss. Marcus Graves led Sacramento State with 16 points and 4 rebounds in this game. Sacramento State shot 44.9% on field goals, while shooting 18.2% on three-pointers in their loss. Sacramento State is averaging 64.7 points per game and giving up 77.2 points per game, while also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Justin Strings is averaging 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Nick Hornsby is averaging 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Hornets. Sacramento State is shooting 39.9% on field goals, 66.1% on free throws, and 27.6% on three-pointers.
Sacramento State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 12-3 in Sacramento State’s last 15 Thursday games. Pacific is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss. The under is 4-0 in Pacific’s last 4 games.
Sacramento State has struggled to start this season and will be on the road for this matchup. Pacific has the edge on offense, while both teams have had trouble on the defensive end of the court. With the way that Sacramento State has started their season, I have to pick Pacific here.