Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Beavers vs. Cougars CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament
(20-12) #12 Oregon State Beavers vs. #3 Houston Cougars (26-3)
Date: Monday, March 29th
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Houston -315 | Oregon State +285
CBB Betting Odds: Houston -8
CBB Betting Total: 130
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The NCAA Tournament continues Monday as the #11 Oregon State Beavers hope to pull off another upset, this time over the #2 Houston Cougars. The Midwest Region has been chaotic throughout and it’s only fitting the lowest remaining seed is one of their own.
Houston almost fell victim last round but were narrowly able to escape 63-60 over #10 Rutgers thanks to a 14-2 run by the Cougars to end the game. Future 1st round selection Quentin Grimes led the team with game highs in points (22) and rebounds (9).
Oregon State leaned on their efficient deep range shooting and defense to once again pull off an upset. This time beating #8 Loyola Chicago 65-58 who entered the game on a high note after knocking off #1 seed Illinois. The Beavers have now won 6 straight elimination games, all as underdogs.
The winner will advance to the Final Four to take on either #1 Baylor or #3 Arkansas with a spot in the National Championship on the line.
Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State did it again. They have now won six straight elimination games all as an underdog. The team that was once projected to finish last in their conference is now just a game away from making the programs first Final Four appearance.
Beaver fever is in full effect. Oregon State made the Elite Eight hanks to a win over #5 Tennessee, #4 Oklahoma State, and most recently #8 Loyola Chicago. The Beavers damned up the Ramblers offensive attack, limiting the team to only 16 first half points and shooting just 21.7% from deep throughout the game.
Ethan Thompson scored a game high 22 points and Warith Alatishe was the only double figure scorer for the Beavers with 10 points. Alatishe also grabbed 11 rebounds to total a double-double in the win.
Second-seeded Houston has been one of the best teams in college basketball this season and it has proven itself so far in the NCAA Tournament.
They put together what might have been their best game of the tournament on Saturday in a 62-46 win over Syracuse. The Orange were red-hot coming into the game, but the Cougars were too much to overcome defensively. Houston is also a solid offensive team, ranking 8th in KenPom’s adjusted efficiency ratings.
Quentin Grimes is leading Houston with 18.1 points per game to go along with 6 rebounds. DeJon Jarreau has a great statline across the board averaging 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists (team best), and 1.3 steals (team best).
CBB Betting Trends:
- Beavers are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning SU record
- Beavers are 6-0 SU in last 6 games, all as underdog
- Beavers are 6-0 ATS in last 6 games, all as underdogs
- Cougars are 10-0 SU in last 10 games
- Cougars are 7-2 ATS last 9 games
- Cougars UNDERS are 20-7-1 in last 28 tournament games
Free Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Houston opened as an 8.5-point favorite before the line dipped by a point after some early betting action. I like the way the line is moving and think grabbing the 8 points is worth the action.
Oregon State has been disrespected all season long and continues to be in the NCAA tournament. They have been large underdogs in all 3 of their games and have done nothing but win and do it easily.
I’m taking the Beavers to cover in this game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Oregon State +8
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