St. Mary's vs Sacramento State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20

St. Mary's vs Sacramento State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20 Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento State Hornets (3-0) at St. Mary's Gaels (8-2)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)

The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -12.5 -- Over/Under: 125.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Sacramento State Hornets and the Saint Mary’s Gaels meet in college basketball action from the University Arena on Tuesday night.

The Sacramento State Hornets will look to build on their 3-0 start after a 73-57 win over Idaho last time out.Bryce Fowler led the Hornets with 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 3 steals while Christian Terrell came right behind with 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 3 threes and 4 steals. Ethan Esposito led the Hornets with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 11 rebounds for the double-double and William FitzPatrick added 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting with 3 threes while Deshaun Highler added 10 points with a team-high 6 assists and a pair of steals to finish off the scoring in double figures for Sac State in the winning effort. Fowler leads Sacramento State in scoring and assists with an average of 16 points and 4 assists per game while Esposito leads the Hornets in rebounding with 7.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Sacramento State is averaging 83.7 points on 51.6% shooting from the field, 37.7% from 3-point range and 71.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 56.3 points on 40.4% shooting from the field and 34.5% from 3-point range this season.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels will be looking to rebound after a 74-49 beatdown loss to San Diego State in their last matchup. Logan Johnson led the Gaels with 15 points as the lone Saint Mary’s player to score in double figures in the losing effort while Tomy Kuhse had 9 points with 5 rebounds and Matthias Tass added 5 points with a team-high 7 rebounds. Kuhse leads Saint Mary’s in scoring and assists with an average of 14.8 points and 5.7 assists per game whiel Kyle Bowen leads the Gaels on the glass with 5.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Saint Mary’s is averaging 70 points on 44.6% shooting from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range and 72.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 62 points on 41.1% shooting from the field and 35.2% from 3-point range this season.

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Sacramento State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 Wednesday games. Saint Mary’s is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

This is a lot of points to be giving up with a Saint Mary’s team that hasn’t been blowing teams away all season. The good news is that Saint Mary’s has been beating up on the teams they should beat up on and Sacramento State’s going to get a wake-up call here with the Gaels on the other side, I’ll lay the points with Sacramento State here.

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Chris’s Pick Saint Mary's -12.5

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