Southern Utah vs Sacramento State: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 18, 2021 - Last Updated on February 20, 2021

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (12-3) will attempt to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Sacramento State Hornets (7-5) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at America First Events Center as 5-point favorites. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET. The point total is set at 143 for the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Thunderbirds (-5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Thunderbirds favored by five, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (6.7 points).

Pick OU:
Over (143)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 4.3 points lower than the model projection.

Prediction: Southern Utah 77, Sacramento State 70

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Thunderbirds this season is 76.8 points, 2.8 more points than their implied total of 74 points in Thursday’s game.
  • Southern Utah has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (74) 12 times.
  • The 69.2-point average implied total on the season for the Hornets is 0.2 more points than the team’s 69-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Sacramento State has put up more than 69 points in nine games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Southern Utah and Sacramento State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Thunderbirds 6-3 2-1 7-2
Hornets 6-3 1-0 5-4

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Southern Utah

Sacramento State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/9/2021 San Diego Christian Win 109-50 2/14/2021 Cal Baptist Win 70-69
2/6/2021 Benedictine at Mesa Win 110-58 2/13/2021 Cal Baptist Loss 83-71
1/23/2021 Weber State Win 77-72 2/1/2021 Eastern Washington Loss 94-79
1/21/2021 Weber State Loss 91-67 1/31/2021 Eastern Washington Loss 68-60
1/16/2021 Eastern Washington Win 99-94 1/23/2021 Montana Win 89-83

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