Idaho Vandals vs Sacramento State Hornets Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho Vandals vs Sacramento State Hornets
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: The Nest in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho (+11)
The Idaho Vandals (0-1) travel to The Nest on Saturday where they'll meet the Sacramento State Hornets (2-0). Idaho opens this game as 11-point dogs. The O/U is set at 133.
Idaho will enter this matchup with a mark of 0-1 so far this season. They are averaging 55 points per outing (281st in D-1) while hitting 42.0% from the floor. The Vandals are shooting 42.9% on three-point attempts (6 of 14) and 58.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Idaho is grabbing 24 boards per contest and has accounted for 12 dimes this year, which ranks 272nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17 times per game and as a team are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Vandals are able to force 12 turnovers per game while drawing 18 fouls. They concede 33.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 218th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (77). The Vandals defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.9% (29 of 57) and they relinquish 38.0 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 33rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 13 relinquished on the season.
The Idaho Vandals played the Sacramento State Hornets and took a loss by a final of 77-55 in their last game. Idaho ended the game with a 42.0% field goal percentage (21 of 50) and buried 6 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Vandals buried 7 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 23 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists for this contest while having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Idaho allowed the other team to shoot 42.0% from the field on 21 of 50. Sacramento State earned 13 assists and 11 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Hornets grabbed 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Sacramento State finished 77.8% when shooting free throws by making 14 of 18 tries. They also converted 5 out of their 15 tries from downtown.
Gabe Quinnett is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He accumulated 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Quinnett finished shooting 41.7% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Vandals was Scott Blakney. He pulled down 4 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-9 (12 points). Overall, Blakney was on the court for 26 min.
Sacramento State has a mark of 2-0 this season. The Hornets are committing 15.5 fouls per contest while shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.0 times per game (42nd in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game. Sacramento State has 178 pts for the year (89.0 per game) and they collect 44.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are hitting on 54.1% from the floor, which is ranked 82nd in Division 1. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 26th in college hoops in points given up per game with 56.0. They have surrendered 11.0 dimes and 22.0 boards per contest, ranking them 99th and 2nd in D-1. The Sacramento State defense gives up 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc (15 of 42) and their opposition makes 68.2% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 16.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the field (88th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Sacramento State Hornets got the victory with a final of 77-55 against the Idaho Vandals. The Hornets pulled down 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 11 steals in this contest. The Vandals had 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a rate of 77.8%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento State converted 5 of their 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets walked away from this one shooting 29 for 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. The Hornets allowed the Vandals to make 21 of their 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 42.9% from three-point range by hitting 6 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Sacramento State allowed Idaho to grab 23 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets for the matchup. He converted 5 of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which had him sitting at 12 points. Mauriohooho-Le'afa grabbed 4 rebounds in his 34 minutes and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Sacramento State was Joshua Patton. He accumulated 14 points in 32 minutes played by way of 4 out of 9 shooting in this game. Patton ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Idaho (+11)
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