Planning on watching today's Hornets and Eagles game? Catch the action at Reese Court in Cheney, WA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 144 points, and the Eagles are the home favorites against the Hornets in a Big Sky conference matchup.

SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento State Hornets +11

This game will be played at Reese Court at 5:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Eastern Washington winning straight-up, we like Sacramento State at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Sacramento State Stun the Crowd at Reese Court?

Sacramento State comes into their matchup with Eastern Washington with a 3-9 season record. In their previous ten road games, Sacramento State went 2-8, including last year. As of now, Sacramento State has a 2-7-1 record against the spread leading into today's game. In their last ten games this season, Sacramento State has gone 1-2-1 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Sacramento State have had an average of 140.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.6 points. Their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Hornets have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 134 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

Sacramento State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 58 points against Idaho. In that game, they made 9/15 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40.9%. The top scorer for the Hornets was Duncan Powell with 20 points, while Akolda Mawein also chipped in with 13 points.

Currently, the Hornets' defense holds the 167th rank in the nation, allowing 72.7 points per game. Sacramento State's three-point defense is currently 72nd in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.1% of their shots vs. Sacramento State.

Are Eastern Washington Ready for a Home Win?

Eastern Washington will be playing their 13th game of the season and currently have a 5-7 overall record. In their last 10 home games, which includes games from last year, Eastern Washington has a record of 8-2. Eastern Washington enters today's game with a 7-3 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Eastern Washington is a perfect 4-0 against the spread.

So far, Eastern Washington's games have averaged 151 points per game with the average over/under line being 149 points. The Eagles' last five games have culminated with an average of 136 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

The Eastern Washington offense is coming off a game in which they scored 91 points vs. Portland State. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.4% while connecting on 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 111st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 121st in terms of percentage and 73rd in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Eastern Washington is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Eastern Washington's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.1% this season.