Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Idaho State and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Sacramento State 33-16.

Idaho State came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Sacramento State Hornets @ Idaho State Bengals

Current Records: Sacramento State 6-17, Idaho State 9-14

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Sacramento State is 8-2 against the Bengals since January of 2019, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. Both teams will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9:00 p.m. ET at Reed Gym. Sacramento State is no doubt hoping to put an end to a seven-game streak of away losses.

The point spread may have favored Sacramento State last Monday, but the final result did not. They took a hard 61-45 fall against the Vandals. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Sacramento State has scored all season.

Meanwhile, it was close, but on Saturday the Bengals sidestepped the Lumberjacks for a 81-79 victory.

The Hornets have not been sharp recently as the team's lost seven of their last nine matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 6-17 record this season. As for the Bengals, their victory bumped their record up to 9-14.

Thursday's contest is shaping up to be a scrappy matchup: Sacramento State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.4 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Idaho State, though, as they've been averaging only 33 rebounds per game. Given Sacramento State's sizable advantage in that area, the Bengals will need to find a way to close that gap.

Sacramento State is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Neither team has fared well against the spread this season; they is 6-15, while Idaho State is 8-13.


Idaho State is a solid 5.5-point favorite against Sacramento State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 126.5 points.

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Series History

Sacramento State has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Idaho State.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Sacramento State 66 vs. Idaho State 64
  • Feb 18, 2023 - Sacramento State 70 vs. Idaho State 65
  • Jan 19, 2023 - Idaho State 65 vs. Sacramento State 61
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Sacramento State 80 vs. Idaho State 75
  • Jan 27, 2022 - Sacramento State 61 vs. Idaho State 60
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Sacramento State 70 vs. Idaho State 65
  • Jan 17, 2021 - Idaho State 57 vs. Sacramento State 56
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Sacramento State 63 vs. Idaho State 59
  • Jan 04, 2020 - Sacramento State 68 vs. Idaho State 49
  • Jan 31, 2019 - Sacramento State 74 vs. Idaho State 58