Sacramento State Hornets at Eastern Washington Eagles 2020-03-12 - Free NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Sacramento State Hornets visit Reese Court in Cheney, Washington to take on the Eastern Washington Eagles on Thursday, March 12, 2020, with a start time of 2:00 PM. For those making college basketball picks on the game, the home line is -4.0 , and the total has been set to 135.5.

The Sacramento State Hornets enter this game with a 12-12 record including a 6-10 record on the road. When it comes to betting the Hornets against the spread, they hold a record of 15-11. On the road, as they are in this game, they are 10-6 against the spread. In betting the total in 24 games played, Over the total has gone 9 times while Under the total has cashed the ticket on 17 occasions. On the road, Sacramento State games have gone Over/Under 5-11 respectively.

The hometown Eastern Washington Eagles, meanwhile, bring a record of 17-8, including a 13-2 record here in Cheney. When looking at making NCAAB picks against the spread, the Eagles hold a 15-10 record. Here at Reese Court, they are 8-4 against the betting line. When looking at basketball picks on the Over/Under, Eastern Washington has gone Over the total 12 times in 25 games played and Under the total has cashed the ticket on 12 occasions. While playing on home court, Eagles games have gone Over the Total 6 times while the end result has fallen Under the Total 6 times.


Taking a look at the Sportsbook reports on game day morning, these are the reported consensus trends in betting volume from participating sportsbooks. Note that these numbers will change as more action comes in as we get closer to game time, but it is always worth a look at the morning reports just to see where the money is going.

  • Betting Sacramento State against the spread(4.0): 51%
  • Betting Sacramento State to win straight up(): 48%
  • Betting Eastern Washington against the spread(-4.0): 49%
  • Betting Eastern Washington to win straight up(): 52%
  • Betting Over the Total(135.5): 50%
  • Betting Under the Total(135.5): 50%

Important to remember that the above consensus numbers are an early snapshot of public action. The Professional Handicappers League has a few professional consensus services for those looking for a consensus of expert sports picks. Personally, we like to know where the money goes early, especially looking for drastic early money on one side, which is often "smart money", whereas heavy action closer to game time is usually "square money".


The Eastern Washington Eagles is a team we have a pretty strong read on and have had a lot of success betting or against. We have placed 10 documented premium wagers on Eagles games in the last decade, winning 8, next to just 2 for a winning rate of 80.00% and profits of $5840.00. We do not have a premium selection in this game today, but we do have a strong opinion.

Some of the factors we look at are the total points being scored by both teams, which is 144.6. Together, the teams average 132.9 points allowed, which gives us expected total points of 138.75, which can be compared against the over/under offered by oddsmakers for those inclined to bet on totals.

To determine the game-winner and to consider the spread in a game we can look at point differential as well, but it is wise to weigh the power rating differential even more. In this game, the power rating on the hometown Eagles is 76.0 while the visiting Hornets bring a rating of 69.0, meaning, a reasonable line on this game for Eastern Washington is -7.

Taking everything into consideration we do have a free pick opinion on this game.

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