Sacramento State at Eastern Washington - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Sacramento State at Eastern Washington - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento State (16-14) at Eastern Washington Eagles (23-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm (CenturyLink Arena)

The Line: Eastern Washington -4 -- Over/Under: 135

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The Sacramento State Hornets (16-14, CONF 9-12) and Eastern Washington Eagles (23-8, CONF 16-4) face off in the Big Sky showdown at CenturyLink Arena. Eastern Washington beat Sacramento State twice this season but each team covered one of the spreads. 

Sacramento State have been up and down this season and heading into the Big Sky tournament they had lost two games in a row. In those two games, Sacramento State’s defense really struggled in those two games giving up at least 76 points, but in the first game of the tournament against Weber State the defense played well giving up only 54 points and that was the difference

On offense Sacramento State scored only 62 points, but that is plenty if the defense can lock down like they did on Wednesday. 

The Hornets are led by guard Joshua Patton who is averaging 13.1 points while shooting 56.8 percent of the field. 

Eastern Washington is having a really nice season, and coming into this game they have won seven games in a row. During that seven games stretch, the Eagles have covered five of the spreads. 

Over the last five games Eastern Washington is averaging 79 points per game while the defense is giving up 63.4 points. 

Eastern Washington is a team that likes to run, and there is no doubt they will try to do that again in this game. The Eagles are led by Jacob Davison who is averaging 18.4 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field.

The over is 6-1-1 in Sacramento State’s last eight games overall.Sacramento State is 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games played on Thursday. The over is 6-1-1 in the Hornets last eight against the Big Sky. The over is 6-2-1 in Eastern Washington’s last nine games played on Thursday. 

Eastern Washington is a team that is going to push the pace and it’s going to happen again in this game. Look for the Eagles to run up the score and Sacramento State will have to score to keep up. Back the over to cash.

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