Northern Colorado vs. Sacramento State - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado vs. Sacramento State - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento State Hornets (10-4) at Northern Colorado Bears (10-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -6.5 -- Over/Under: 120.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sacramento State Hornets and the Northern Colorado Bears meet in college basketball action from Bank of Colorado Arena on Thursday. 

Sacramento State enters this one at 10-4 this year. Following consecutive losses to Montana Sate and Montana, the Hornets have won their last pair versus Idaho State and Northern Arizona. 

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In the win over the Wildcats, Sacramento State’s Ethan Esposito topped the team with 17 points and seven rebounds with one assist. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa added 14 points with six assists and two rebounds there as well. 

Over on the Northern Colorado side, they’re 10-5 so far. The Bears are riding a three-game winning streak right now, taking out Montana State, Montana and Weber State in succession. 

In the win over the Wildcats, Northern Colorado’s Jonah Radebaugh posted 19 points with eight rebounds and seven assists. Bodie Hume added 15 points and six boards there, and Kai Edwards had 14 points with eight rebounds. 

The over is 6-2 in the Bears’ last eight home games and the under is 9-1 in the last 10 Thursday games. Northern Colorado is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 after an ATS loss. 

Meanwhile, the Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last four Thursday games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine after an ATS win. Sac State is 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 overall. 

Prior to the 71 points versus Weber State, Sacramento State had a seven-game stretch going where they failed to notch more than 68 points. The team went 4-3 during that time thanks to some pretty good defense, but they were pretty spotty overall. 

As for Northern Colorado, they’ve had a little more success scoring-wise but have had a few bad games recently as well. In any case, I like the Bears enough to take them on a cover in this one. 

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Andrew’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -6.5

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