Northern Colorado Bears vs. Sacramento State Hornets: 3/10/2021 Big Sky Tournament Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 8 seed Northern Colorado Bears (10-10) are favored by 2.5 points in the Big Sky Tournament against the No. 9 seed Sacramento State Hornets (8-11) on Wednesday at CenturyLink Arena, beginning at 11:00 AM ET. The winner takes another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Colorado -2.5 -113 -108 133.5 -110 -110 -145 120

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Sacramento State (+2.5) Over (133.5) Northern Colorado 70 Sacramento State 68

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Total Facts

  • In 10 of 20 outings (50%) this year, the Bears and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s point total of 133.5 points.
  • Sacramento State has combined with its opponents to score more than 133.5 points in 14 of 19 games (73.7%) this season.
  • The Bears and the Hornets combine to average 7.0 more points per game than the over/under of 133.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.9 more points per game (138.4) than this game’s over/under of 133.5 points.
  • The average total the Bears have had set in matchups this season is 2.7 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Hornets games this year is 9.2 more points than the point total of 133.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 68.9 points per game the Bears score are only 2.3 fewer points than the Hornets give up (71.2).
  • Northern Colorado has a 7-2 record overall and a 4-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 71.2 points.
  • Sacramento State is 5-6 against the spread and 3-8 overall when giving up more than 68.9 points.
  • The Hornets score just 4.4 more points per game (71.6) than the Bears allow their opponents to score (67.2).
  • Sacramento State is 7-0 against the spread and 8-6 overall when it scores more than 67.2 points.
  • Northern Colorado’s record is 2-5 against the spread and 2-5 overall when it gives up more than 71.6 points.
  • The Bears have put up a total of 33 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.7 per game), and the Hornets have out-scored opponents by just eight points on the season (0.4 more per game).

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Northern Colorado Betting Information

  • Northern Colorado been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, compiling an 8-8 record.
  • The Bears have struggled to cover, going just 3-5 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • The Bears have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 6 of 16 contests this season, a rate of 37.5%

Sacramento State Betting Information

  • Sacramento State has a 9-7 record against the spread, covering in 56.2% of their outings.
  • The Hornets have fared well as a 2.5-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Sacramento State and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 9 of 16 (56.2%).

Head to Head

Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 Northern Colorado -3.5 121 -169 +134 Regular Season 68-65 UNCO
1/16/2020 Northern Colorado -7 125 -329 +253 Regular Season 71-52 UNCO
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-59 UNCO
12/29/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-65 UNCO

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Northern Colorado Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bears this season is Bodie Hume, who averages 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
  • Kur Jockuch leads Northern Colorado in rebounding, averaging 7.6 per game, while Matt Johnson leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.7 in each contest.
  • Johnson’s 2.2 threes per game leads the Bears.
  • The Northern Colorado leader in both steals and blocks is Hume, who averages 1.3 takeaways and 1.1 rejections per game.

Sacramento State Leaders

  • Ethan Esposito sits on top of the Hornets leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 18.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
  • Bryce Fowler notches more assists than any other Sacramento State teammate with 3.9 per game. He also scores 13.0 points and pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game.
  • William FitzPatrick is the most prolific from distance for the Hornets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Christian Terrell (1.5 steals per game) and David Jones (1.4 blocks per game) lead the Hornets in steals and blocks, respectively.
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