Planning on watching today’s Hornets and Tommies game? Catch the action at Schoenecker Arena in Saint Paul, MN, as the Tommies hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 132 points, with the Tommies being the favored team playing at home against the Hornets.
SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS VS ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacramento State Hornets +9
This game will be played at Schoenecker Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 83-64 in favor of the Hornets.
- Not only will Sacramento State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
Heading into today’s matchup, the Sacramento State Hornets are 9-point underdogs on the road against St. Thomas. So far this season, Sacramento State has an overall record of 4-10 and a conference record of 0-2.
Over their last 10 road games, the Hornets are just 2-8. In their last game, they were able to pull off the upset, defeating Kansas City by a score of 67-64.
As the underdog this season, Sacramento State has gone 2-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets have a mark of 3-6-1.
So far this season, the over/under record for Sacramento State is 6-6, and today’s line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (141.4).
In their recent matchup, the Sacramento State offense ended with 67 points against Kansas City. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 57.4% and made 3 threes. Offensively, the Hornets have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 308th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 257th in percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.
At present, the Hornets’ defense is nationally ranked 182nd, allowing 73.1 points per game. In today’s game, the Sacramento State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 64 points.
Will the Tommies Live Up to Expectations at Home?
St. Thomas (MN) comes into today’s game with a record of 11-5 and are favored by 9 points over Sacramento State. So far this season, the Tommies have gone 4-1 at home and have won their last three games.
In their last game, St. Thomas faced off against Idaho and came away with a 75-67 victory. Over their last ten games at home, the Tommies have gone an impressive 9-1.
As the favorite this season, St. Thomas has gone 3-4 vs. the spread. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Tommies are 3-0 ATS and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home this season, St. Thomas is just 2-3 ATS and 4-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
St. Thomas (MN) has an over/under record of 4-9 this season and today’s line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (135.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 130 points.
The Tommies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 72.8 points per contest. The top scorer for the Tommies was Drake Dobbs with 16 points, while Kendall Blue also chipped in with 15 points.
At present, the Tommies’ defense is nationally ranked 10th, allowing 61.2 points per game. St. Thomas (MN) will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Idaho to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.