Sacramento State vs. Montana State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento State vs. Montana State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Montana State Bobcats (14-13) at Sacramento State Hornets (14-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:05 pm (The Hornets Nest)

The Line: Sacramento State Hornets -5.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: Pluto

The Montana State Bobcats and Sacramento State Hornets meet Thursday in college basketball action at The Nest.

The Montana State Bobcats need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 67.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Harald Frey is averaging 17.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while Jubrile Belo is averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Amin Adamu is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Paulo is dishing 1.8 assists. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Montana State Bobcats are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Montana State Bobcats have lost three straight road games.

The Sacramento State Hornets need a win after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 60.5 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 57.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Joshua Patton is averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds while Ethan Esposito is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bryce Fowler is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa is dishing 2.1 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Sacramento State Hornets have split their last six home games.

The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Montana State Bobcats are 7-5-1 against the spread on the road, but they enter this game playing subpar basketball, which includes shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Sacramento State Hornets have things rolling offensively as of late, and they win at home by an average of 11.9 points while allowing just 38.5 percent shooting from the field. The Sacramento State Hornets are 6-4 against the spread at home and 9-4 against the spread as a favorite. I'll eat the chalk with the Sacramento State Hornets.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento State Hornets -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.