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Portland State vs. Sacramento State - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento State at Portland State
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 10:05 PM (EST)
Location
Viking Pavilion
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland State -3.5 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
Pluto
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The Sacramento State Hornets and Portland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Viking Pavilion.

The Sacramento State Hornets look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 71.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Marcus Graves is averaging 16.2 points and 5.2 assists while Joshua Patton is averaging 13.3 points and six rebounds. Ethan Esposito is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa is dishing 2.3 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Sacramento State Hornets have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Portland State Vikings look for a victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 78.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 47 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 15 points and 5.5 assists while Michael Nuga is averaging 11.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Sal Nuhu is the third double-digit scorer and Jamie Orme is grabbing four rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have won their last five home games.

The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Vikings are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Sky, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland St and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 road games. The under is 18-8 in Vikings last 26 overall.

The Sacramento State Hornets won the first meeting this season against Portland State, but the home team has won six of the last eight meetings in this conference clash. Sacramento State shoots under 42 percent from the field on the road and is losing by an average of 6.4 points. The Portland State Vikings haven't only won five straight home games, but they covered all five of those games as well and have bumped their home shooting percentage to 46 percent on the season. With the Sacramento State Hornets struggling offensively on the road, this is a game where they'll have a hard time keeping up. I'll lay the number with Portland State.

Pick:
Portland State -3.5

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