Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Roos and Hornets. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Hornets at The Hornets Nest in Sacramento, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Hornets as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 137.5 points.

KANSAS CITY ROOS VS SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento State Hornets -2

This game will be played at The Hornets Nest at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-65 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Not only will Sacramento State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Kansas City Have A Chance at The Hornets Nest?

Kansas City is set to play their 16th game of the season, and currently have a 6-9 record. In their last ten road games, which includes some from last year, Kansas City has gone 1-9. When examining Kansas City’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 4-8 record. In their last ten games, Kansas City has gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

Through 15 games, Kansas City has an over/under record of 6-5-1 with their games averaging a combined 141.8 points per game so far. The Roos’ last five games have finished with a combined 135 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

In their most recent game, the Kansas City offense concluded with only 56 points against St. Thomas (MN). Throughout the game, they made 6/27 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 33.9%. Offensively, the Roos hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 333rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 265th in terms of percentage and 129th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Roos’ defense is positioned 117th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. St. Thomas (MN), the Tommies finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 77 points vs. Kansas City.

Pressure Builds for Sacramento State as Home Favorites

As of today, Sacramento State has played 13 games and currently have a record of 3-10. When playing on the road, the Hornets have a record of 1-6 and when playing at home, they are 0-4. Heading into today’s game, Sacramento State has a 2-8-1 ATS record. On the road vs. the spread, the Hornets are 2-4-1, while at home they are 0-4.

So far, Sacramento State’s games have averaged 141.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.9 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Hornets’ games have averaged 133 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Sacramento State offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Eastern Washington. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.2%, and they made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Hornets was Zee Hamoda with 16 points, while Emil Skytta also chipped in with 10 points.

In terms of defense, Sacramento State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.8 points per game. Against Eastern Washington in their most recent game, the Sacramento State defense gave up a total of 87 points while allowing Eastern Washington to hit 53% of their shots.