Sacramento State Hornets (9-16) vs. Montana State Bobcats (22-7)
March 3, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -12.5 / Sacramento State Hornets +12.5; Over/Under: +132
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The Sacramento State Hornets and Montana State Bobcats meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Worthington Arena. The Sacramento State Hornets look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Montana State Bobcats look for a win after winning 13 of their last 15 games.
The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 65.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bryce Fowler is averaging 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Zach Chappell is averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Cameron Wilbon is dishing 1.1 assists and William FitzPatrick is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 76.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Xavier Bishop is averaging 14 points and 4.2 assists, while Jubrile Belo is averaging 13.6 points and 7 rebounds. Amin Adamu is the third double-digit scorer and Abdul Mohamed is dishing 1.7 assists. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Montana State Bobcats are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The under is 8-0 in Hornets last 8 Thursday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Bobcats last 6 overall. The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Montana State Bobcats are the better team and should be favored big for obvious reasons, but they’re also 4-6 against the spread at home. The Sacramento State Hornets have quietly won three straight games, and they only lose in the underdog role by an average of 9.7 points. It feels like we’re stealing an extra bucket or two here. I’ll take a shot with Sacramento State.