Sacramento State at Idaho State: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Sacramento State at Idaho State: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho State Bengals (5-5) vs Sacramento State Hornets (4-1)

Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Holt Arena)

Betting Odds: Idaho State Bengals +1 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Sacramento State Hornets and Idaho State Bengals face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Holt Arena.

The Sacramento State Hornets have had a nice start to the season and their only loss this season came against Saint Mary’s. In the two wins that there were lines on, they were able to come away with covers of the spread. On the season, Sacramento State is averaging 65 points per game while their defense is giving up 58.3 points per game. Sacramento State is shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. Sacramento State is led by Ethan Esposito who averages 15.4 points and shoots 51.7 percent from the field.

On the other side of this matchup is the Idaho State Bengals who come into this game with a 6-5 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Each of the last four games, Idaho State has also covered the spread. Idaho State comes into this game averaging 63 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. Idaho State is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from behind the three point line. Idaho State is led by Tarik Cool who averages 13.8 points and shoots 45.9 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from deep.

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Sacramento State is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games played on Thursday. The under is 10-4-1 in Sacramento State’s last 15 road games. The over is 17-4 in Idaho State’s last 21 games against the Big Sky. The over is 6-2 in Idaho State’s last eight home games. 

At home I expect Idaho State to push the pace and I also expect Sacramento State to play up to that faster pace. Look for both teams to find offensive success and this game is going to go well over the posted total.

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