Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Hornets? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at The Hornets Nest in Sacramento, CA. Eastern Washington come into this Big Sky conference matchup as the -8 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 143.5 points.

EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento State Hornets +8

This game will be played at The Hornets Nest at 9:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Not only will Sacramento State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Eastern Washington Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Eastern Washington has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-1 compared to 9-9 on the road. The Eagles have also been favored in 16 of their 30 games, going 13-3 in those matchups.

Eastern Washington is coming off an 89-79 win over Montana, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

Eastern Washington has a solid ATS mark of 18-9 this season, including a 13-5 record vs. the spread in road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Eastern Washington’s over/under record this season is 17-9-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 150.4. So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 180 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-0-1.

Eastern Washington is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 89 points vs. Montana. This figure is more than their season average of 80.9 points per game. One area that the Eastern Washington offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 88th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 50%.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 238th rank in the nation, allowing 74.8 points per game. Against Montana in their most recent game, the Eastern Washington defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Montana to hit 53% of their shots.

Will Sacramento State Make it Happen at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Sacramento State has been playing well lately, winning two in a row. They come into this game with an overall record of 8-22, including a 4-13 mark in Big Sky play. At home, they have been slightly better than on the road, going 4-9 compared to 2-13.

So far, the Hornets have been the underdog in 20 of their 30 games, going 4-16 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home this season is -5.2 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Sacramento State has a record of 10-9-1 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 11-15-2. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, Sacramento State is 5-7-1 ATS this year and 5-3-1 in their last 10 home games.

The over/under record for Sacramento State games this season is 11-17 and the average over/under line in their games this season is 137.1. So far, 20 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 143.5 and their last three games have averaged 130 points.

The Sacramento State offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Portland State. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 9 threes. Leading Sacramento State in scoring vs. Portland State was Zee Hamoda with his 15 points. Austin Patterson also added 15 points for the Hornets.

Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 109th rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. The Sacramento State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed Portland State to connect on 9 threes.