Sacramento State vs. Southern Utah - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Utah Thunderbirds (14-9) at Sacramento State Hornets (12-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm (The Hornets Nest)
The Line: Sacramento State Hornets PK -- Over/Under: 122.5
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Sacramento State Hornets meet Thursday in college basketball action at The Nest.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 74.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting. John Knight III is averaging 13.2 points and 2.4 assists while Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwayne Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Butler is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have won four of their last five road games.
The Sacramento State Hornets need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 60.5 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 57.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Joshua Patton is averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds while Ethan Esposito is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bryce Fowler is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa is dishing 2.1 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Sacramento State Hornets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Thunderbirds are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Hornets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Hornets last 8 home games and 20-7 in Hornets last 27 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are probably the better team, and they're 7-3 ATS on the road, but in a pick em contest, I usually lean toward the home team. The Sacramento State Hornets are in need of a victory to stop the bleeding, and they win at home this season by an average of 13.1 points while allowing 36.7 percent shooting from the field. The Sacramento State Hornets have also covered five of their eight home games. Give me the Hornets in this toss up contest.