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Eastern Washington vs. Sacramento State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento State Hornets (4-11) at Eastern Washington Eagles (7-9)
Date & Time Saturday January 6, 2018, 5:05 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Sacramento State Hornets (4-11) at Eastern Washington Eagles (7-9)
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The Sacramento State Hornets and Eastern Washington Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Reese Court.

The Sacramento State Hornets could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 65.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Justin Strings is averaging 17.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jordan Tolbert is averaging 10.9 points and 2.9 assists. Joshua Patton is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jeff Wu is dishing 1.8 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Sacramento State Hornets have lost six straight road games.

The Eastern Washington Eagles look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 75.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 18.9 points and 3.3 assists while Jesse Hunt is averaging 8.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Ty Gibson is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Luka Vulikic is dishing 2.2 assists. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Eastern Washington Eagles haven’t lost a home game since January 7 of 2016.

The Hornets are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Eastern Washington, 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

Both of these teams are obviously heading in different directions and Eastern Washington hasn't lost a home game in a full year. However, the Sacramento State Hornets have covered 13 of their last 16 games on the road and have been a covering machine overall whenever they play in lined games. Forget the numbers and the stats, you like to find teams that cover numbers even if you can't explain it. So, give me the Hornets and the points.

Pick:
Sacramento State Hornets +10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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