Idaho State Bengals at Sacramento State Hornets Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Idaho State Bengals (6-7, 2-2 BigSky) will be at The Hornets Nest to go head-to-head with the Sacramento State Hornets (6-6, 0-3 BigSky) in a BigSky matchup. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Idaho State Bengals vs. Sacramento State Hornets ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Hornets fell to the Montana State Bobcats, 84-70, while the Bengals were defeated by the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, 81-69.

Idaho State forced Northern Arizona into a turnover percentage of 20.9 (above their season average of 16.1) while Sacramento State had a better effective field goal percentage (0.508 vs. 0.531). Marcus Graves played a key role for Sacramento State with 18 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Balint Mocsan led the way for Idaho State, contributing 25 points.

The Bengals dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last game, Idaho State won 67-64. Idaho State’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Sacramento State. The Bengals had a rate of 0.622 while the Hornets posted a mark of 0.442. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Opposite paces will be on display in this battle. Sacramento State prefers a fast-breaking style of play (93rd in possessions per game), while Idaho State is slower-paced (245th in possessions per game).

Idaho State Bengals at Sacramento State Hornets Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Sacramento State, ATS Winner – Sacramento State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Idaho State ranks 35th in three pointers attempted per game (27.2) while Sacramento State ranks 259th (16.6).
  • The Bengals rank 38th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Hornets rank 132nd (4.3).
  • The Hornets rank 31st in steals per game (8.3) while the Bengals rank 168th (5.1).
  • Sacramento State ranks 83rd in assists per game (14.6) while Idaho State ranks 187th in assists allowed per game (14.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bengals have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (6.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.6 points per game (6.6 below their season average).
  • The Hornets have been outscored by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Sacramento State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.6 points.