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Sacramento State vs. Idaho State - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Idaho State at Sacramento State
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 10:05 PM (EST)
Location
The Nest
Sacramento, California
The Line
The Line: Sacramento State -3 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
Pluto
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D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The Idaho State Bengals and Sacramento State Hornets meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Nest.

The Idaho State Bengals look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 76.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Brandon Boyd is averaging 14.2 points and 4.5 assists while Balint Mocsan is averaging 11.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Gary Chivichyan is the third double-digit scorer and Chier Maker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Idaho State Bengals have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Sacramento State Hornets look to get a game above a .500 record while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 69.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Marcus Graves is averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 assists while Joshua Patton is averaging 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Ethan Esposito is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa is dishing 2.6 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento State Hornets have won four of their last five home games.

The Bengals are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Hornets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Sky, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento State. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in Bengals last 5 overall.

The Idaho State Bengals have had some success on the road this season, but they're still allowing 49.3 percent shooting and being outscored by more than nine points in those games. The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Idaho State and Sacramento State. The Sacramento State Hornets are also one of those battle tested teams that's played nearly their entire schedule on the road, so they usually show up when getting a rare home game. The licking of the wounds pays off in games like this. I'll lay the bucket with the Hornets.

Pick:
Sacramento State Hornets -3

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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