Sacramento State vs. Eastern Washington: Picks for March 9

Mark Lathrop

Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:29 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 5:29 PM UTC

It takes a bit of a slap to the face to bet against your alma mater, but that’s exactly what I suggest here as the Sacramento State Hornets are one angry bee. They face Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Tournament.

Sacramento State vs. Eastern Washington

Sacramento State comes into this second-round matchup in the Big Sky tourney after rolling Idaho State in the first round, covering as a 5-point favorite 91-76. The Hornets are on quite the ATS run right now, covering in 11 of their last 13 games. That is after starting 4-10 ATS and getting written off by the betting public.

Here they enter as 6-point underdogs to the Eastern Washington Eagles in Reno. While they lost to Eastern Washington by 5 points just over a month ago, that close loss was an ATS win against an Eagles team that enjoys a very strong home-court advantage. Sacramento State led at the half in that game, holding EWU to just 23 points before intermission. I’m riding the hot hand here, and even though Eastern has won 5 of 6 games SU coming into the Big Sky Tournament, Sacramento State is playing well enough to keep this one close.

NCAAB Free Pick: Sac State +6Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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