Halftime Report

Idaho is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Sacramento State 37-20.

If Idaho keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 9-14 in no time. On the other hand, Sacramento State will have to make due with a 6-17 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Idaho Vandals @ Sacramento State Hornets

Current Records: Idaho 8-14, Sacramento State 6-16

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We've got another exciting Big Sky matchup on schedule as the Sacramento State Hornets and the Idaho Vandals are set to tip at 9:00 p.m. ET on February 5th at The Nest. Sacramento State is limping into the matchup on a five-game losing streak.

Last Saturday, the Hornets couldn't handle the Vikings and fell 58-51.

Even though Idaho has not done well against the Bobcats recently (they were 2-8 in their previous ten matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Saturday. The Vandals came out on top against the Bobcats by a score of 81-75. The win was some much needed relief for Idaho as it spelled an end to their eight-game losing streak.

The Hornets' defeat was their seventh straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 6-16. That poor showing could be blamed on the team's lackluster offensive performance across that stretch, as they only averaged 61.3 points per game. As for the Vandals, their victory ended a five-game drought on the road and puts them at 8-14.

Monday's game is shaping up to be a scrappy match: Sacramento State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.7 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Idaho, though, as they've been averaging only 32.7 rebounds per game. Given Sacramento State's sizable advantage in that area, the Vandals will need to find a way to close that gap.

As for their next game, Sacramento State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 4.5 points. Neither team has fared well against the spread this season; they is 6-14, while Idaho is 7-13.


Sacramento State is a 4.5-point favorite against Idaho, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hornets as a 4-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 132.5 points.

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Series History

Sacramento State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Idaho.

  • Dec 28, 2023 - Idaho 61 vs. Sacramento State 58
  • Feb 04, 2023 - Idaho 82 vs. Sacramento State 76
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Sacramento State 85 vs. Idaho 83
  • Mar 09, 2022 - Sacramento State 57 vs. Idaho 54
  • Feb 24, 2022 - Sacramento State 83 vs. Idaho 51
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Idaho 73 vs. Sacramento State 72
  • Dec 05, 2020 - Sacramento State 73 vs. Idaho 57
  • Dec 03, 2020 - Sacramento State 77 vs. Idaho 55
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Sacramento State 67 vs. Idaho 56
  • Feb 03, 2020 - Idaho 67 vs. Sacramento State 53