Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hornets and Vikings. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Vikings at Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Big Sky conference contest is set at 137 points, with Portland State being favored by -5.5 at home against Sacramento State.
SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland State Vikings -5.5
This game will be played at Viking Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Vikings.
- Not only will Portland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Hornets Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Entering tonight’s game against Portland State, Sacramento State has lost four straight games, including a narrow 70-67 defeat against Montana in their most recent contest. The Hornets are just 2-11 this season when listed as the underdog.
Overall, Sacramento State is 6-15, including a 2-6 mark in Big Sky Conference play. On the road, they have gone just 1-9 this season, and they have lost six straight games away from home.
As the underdog, Sacramento State has gone 5-7-1 against the spread this season and they are 6-11-2 ATS overall. On the road, the Hornets are 3-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 1-2 ATS in their last 3 road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Sacramento State is 5-4-1 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Sacramento State games is 8-11. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 139.8 and the average score is 138 points. Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average line in their games and the average scoring in their games this year. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.
In their recent matchup, the Sacramento State offense ended with 67 points against Montana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44% and made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Hornets have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 292nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 315th in percentage and 173rd in three-pointers made.
The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 161st nationally, allowing an average of 71.7 points per contest. Sacramento State’s three-point defense is currently 108th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Sacramento State.
Will the Vikings Find a Way to Win at Home?
Portland State comes into this game with a record of 13-8, and they have won two games in a row. In Big Sky play, the Vikings have gone 4-4, and their non-conference record is 9-4. At home, Portland State has a record of 6-1, and they are 5-5 when favored.
In their last game, the Vikings beat Montana State by a score of 94-91. For the season, Portland State has an average scoring margin of +7.0 points per game at home. Over their last three games at home, the team is 3-0, and their record over the last 10 games at home is 8-2.
Over the course of the season, Portland State has gone 9-10 against the spread, including a 3-4 mark at home. As the favorite, the Vikings have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread this season and are 0-3 in their last three games as the favorite. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Portland State is just 2-8 vs. the spread.
Portland State’s over/under record this season sits at 8-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 143.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.
Portland State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 94 points vs. Montana State. This figure is more than their season average of 72 points per game. The Portland State offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.
Currently, the Vikings’ defense holds the 150th rank in the nation, allowing 71.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Portland State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.0% this season.