Sacramento State Hornets vs. CSUN Matadors ATS Prediction

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The Sacramento State Hornets (3-1) will travel to the Matadome to take on the CSUN Matadors (1-4). Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Sacramento State Hornets vs. CSUN Matadors ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Matadors fell to the Washington State Cougars, 103-94, while the Hornets were defeated by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 75-58.

Sacramento State forced UC Santa Barbara into a turnover percentage of 19.4 (above their season average of 15.5) while CSUN held Washington State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (below their season average of 32.3). Lamine Diane played well for CSUN with 32 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks. Sacramento State, meanwhile, received a boost from Joshua Patton, who finished with 15 points.

The Hornets won the lone game between these two teams last year, 66-61. Sacramento State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over CSUN. The Hornets had a rate of 0.233, while the Matadors posted a mark of 0.068.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. CSUN ranks 256th in possessions per game (68.4) and Sacramento State is 273rd (67.9) dating back to last season.

Sacramento State Hornets at CSUN Matadors Odds Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – CSUN, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Sacramento State ranks 134th in assists allowed per game (12.9) while CSUN ranks 249th (14.5).
  • The Hornets rank 191st in steals per game (5.9) while the Matadors rank 235th (5.4).
  • CSUN ranks 32nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Sacramento State ranks 76th (20.4).
  • The Hornets rank 132nd in blocks per game (3.5) while the Matadors rank 233rd (2.6).
  • CSUN ranks 309th in rebounds per game (32.3) while Sacramento State ranks 231st in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).