Sacramento State vs. Portland State - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (10-3) at Sacramento State Hornets (3-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm (Colberg Court)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Big Sky conference action on the hardwood as the Portland State Vikings take on the Sacramento State Hornets on Saturday night.
The Portland State Vikings will look to keep their momentum going after winning 6 of their last 7 games, including a 106-81 win over Cal in their last outing. Bryce Canda led the team with 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting with 3 threes and 3 steals. Deontae North came 2nd with 20 points with a pair of steals, while Michael Mayhew went 5 of 10 from behind the arc for 15 points. Brandon Hollins, Holland Woods and Jamie Orme each added 12 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Vikings in the win.Hollins shot a perfect 6 of 6 from the field with 6 rebounds and a pair of steals while Woods dished out a team-high 13 assists for the double-double. Ryan Edwards added 9 points with a whopping 7 blocks in just 14 minutes on the floor for Portland State in the win. North leads the team in scoring with an average of 20.2 points per game, while Canda leads the team in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game and Woods is the team’s top assist man, dishing out 6 assists per game this season. As a team, Portland State is scoring the 3rd-most points per game in the country with 93.6 points per game while shooting 46.2% from the field, 39% from behind the arc and 68.4% from the foul line this season.
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The Sacramento State Hornets will look to rebound after dropping 10 of their last 12 games, including an 82-72 loss to UC-Santa Barbara in their last outing. Justin Strings led the team with 19 points on 8 of 17 shooting with a pair of threes and 9 rebounds, while Jordan Tolbert added 16 points with 4 threes. Joshua Patton added 15 points with a pair of steals and a team-high 4 blocks. Bryce Fowler added 5 points to match his team-high 5 assists as well in the losing effort for the Hornets. Strings leads the team with an average of 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season, while Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa leads the team with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Sacramento State is scoring 64.6 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, 34% from behind the arc and 67.3% from the foul line this season.
Portland State is 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 22-6-2 in their last 30 road games. Sacramento State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 home games against a team with a winning road record while the over is 11-4-1 in their last 16 games following a loss. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
I know going on the road and laying points is always hard to stomach, but we are getting one of the best offenses in the country that’s been nothing but money ATS this season against the worst team in the conference so far this season. Portland State has been a must-play whenever they’re on the board, and that applies here as Portland State bags another win and cover on the road here.