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Sacramento State vs. Portland State - 2/11/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland State at Sacramento State
Date & Time Monday February 11, 2019, 10:35 PM (EST)
The Hornets' Nest
Sacramento, CA
The Line
Sacramento State Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5
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The Portland State Vikings and the Sacramento State Hornets meet in Big Sky college basketball action from the Hornets Nest on Monday night.

The Portland State Vikings will look to rebound after back-to-back losses following an 80-62 loss to Northern Colorado in their last outing. Robert McCoy led the Vikings with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes while Holland Woods added 14 points with a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals as the only other Portland State player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Sal Nuhu added 6 points with a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in the defeat. Woods leads Portland State with an average of 14.4 points and 5.1 assists per game while McCoy leads the Vikings in rebounding with 6.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Portland State is averaging 77 points per game on 41.7% shooting from the field, 29% from behind the 3-point line and 69.1% from the foul line this season.

The Sacramento State Hornets will also look for a bounce back after a pair of consecutive losses following a 65-59 loss to Northern Colorado in their last time out. Marcus Graves led the Hornets with 14 points along with team-highs of 6 rebounds and 3 assists while Chibueze Jacobs added 12 points as the only other Hornet to score in double figures in the losing effort. Joshua Patton also chipped in 8 points with 6 rebounds of his own in the defeat. Graves leads Sacramento State with an average of 16 points and 5.4 assists per game while Patton leads the Hornets on the glass with 5.4 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Sacramento State is averaging 70.1 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field, 30.2% from behind the arc and 66% from the foul line this season.

Portland State is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 6 games overall. Sacramento State is 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Sacramento State is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Neither of these two teams have been anything to write home about and will probably be finishing in the bottom half of the Big Sky standings. However, for the sake of a pick, Sacramento State is at home which has been a rarity for the Hornets this season and the Hornets have also had all of the recent success ATS between the two sides, so I’ll side with Sacramento State at home.

Sacramento State -4.5

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