Sacramento State vs Montana State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

Montana State (14-17) vs Sacramento State (10-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Idaho Central Arena)

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The Sacramento State Hornets and the Montana State Bobcats will meet in the Big Sky Semifinals this Tuesday in Boise from the Idaho Central Arena on ESPN+. Weber State comes in as 4.5-point favorites, with the total hovering 134.5. Stay tuned for our Sacramento State vs Montana State Prediction.  

Sacramento State Rundown: Will the Hornets Sting Another Conference Leader?

Sacramento State enters at 11-3 after defeating Eastern Washington in the Quarterfinals, 74-69. The Hornets managed to hold on to upset the regular season conference champs, and they’ll look to replicate those results here against the Hornets. Sacramento St. is scoring 67.0 points per game, on 40.3% shooting, while allowing 70.3 ppg, and they’re currently last in the Big Sky with a 4-13 record in league play. 

Sacramento State’s Impact Players

  • USU transfer Zee Hamada has scored 17 points or more in four of the last six games, and he leads Sacramento State in scoring (12.8).   
  • Dallas native Duncan Powell has reached double figures in seven of the last nine games, and he’s averaging an identical 12.6 ppg, while leading the Hornets in rebounding 7.6 rpg.

Montana State Rundown: Can the Bobcats Avoid Being Upset?

Montana State moved at 15-17 after defeating Weber State in the Quarterfinals, 91-82. The Bobcats used a 66-point second half to double down on the Wildcats, and they’ll now attempt to advance to the championship game here to the Hornets. Montana St. is scoring 74.8 points per game, on 46.4% shooting, while allowing 74.3 ppg, and they’re 4-6 over their last ten games.

Montana State’s Impact Players

  • Portland native Robert Ford III flirted with a double-double in the win over Weber State, and he leads Montana State in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (7.7). 
  • Junior forward Brian Goracke tallied 24 points in the overtime loss to EWU, and he’s second on the Bobcats at 13.6 ppg and 4.5 rpg. 

Sacramento State vs Montana State Trends

  • Montana State leads the all-time series, 41-22, after winning four of the last five matchups.
  • SSU is 14-17 against the spread, with a 13-18 over/under record.
  • MTST is 15-14 against the spread, with a 15-14 O/U record.

Sacramento State vs Montana State Prediction

Montana State used their best half of the season to advance, and I like their chances of advancing here against a last-seeded Sacramento State team. The Hornets impressively stuck with Eastern Washington, so they do deserve their props for the upset, but the Bobcats have the stronger squad, and I like swaying their way on Tuesday. Tilt Montana State’s margin, and back them for this Big Sky Semifinal.

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