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Idaho vs Sacramento State Basketball Picks 3-9-24

Sacramento State Hornets (8-23) vs. Idaho Vandals (11-20)
March 9, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Idaho Vandals -1.5; Over/Under: +128
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The Sacramento State Hornets and Idaho Vandals face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the Big Sky tournament at the CenturyLink Arena. Sacramento State’s defense wasn’t good enough in the last game, and Idaho’s offense is looking to bounce back here. 

Sacramento State Defense Wasn’t Good Enough

Sacramento State in the last game faced off against Eastern Washington and the offense scored 88 points, but the defense gave up 91 points and that led to the defeat. Zee Harmoda had a strong game putting up 18 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Sacramento State is averaging 66.6 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. Duncan Powell has been the top player for Sacramento State and he is averaging 12.1 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. 

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Idaho Offense Looks to Bounce Back

Idaho in the last game faced off against Portland State in the last game and they scoredo nly 57 points and they ended up losing by 15 points. D’Angelo Minnis had a strong game putting up 16 points, but outside of him, there wasn’t a whole lot of offensive success. Idaho is averaging 67.9 points while their defense is giving up 71.2 points per game. Quinn Denker is having a strong season averaging 12.4 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from behind three point line. 

Sacramento State vs Idaho Betting Prediction

Sacramento State is averaging only 66.6 points but in the last game the defense gave up 91 points. Idaho is averaging 67.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here against Sacramento State. The Hornets offense isn’t going to be keeping up, and that is going to be the difference as Idaho is going to get the job done. Back Idaho against the spread here.


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Idaho -1.5

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