The No. 12 seed Oregon State Beavers look to extend their remarkable Cinderella run when they face No. 2 seed Houston Cougars in the Elite Eight on Monday night. Houston recently bulldozed the Syracuse Orange in a 62-46 victory to secure a spot in the next stage of the NCAA Tournament, while Oregon State ended Loyola’s shot at the title after a 65-58 win.
The Oregon State vs. Houston game tips off on March 29, producing some of the most exciting college basketball odds as it presents another chance at telling another underdog tale.
With that, the NitroBetting news department covers all important details of the game, such as crucial team information, betting trends, and exclusive betting predictions to elevate your basketball betting experiences.
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Oregon State vs. Houston Game Information
- When: Monday, March 29, 2021, 7:15 PM ET
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: Houston -345 / -8.0 (-104) / Under 129.5 (-104)
Why Bet on the Oregon State Beavers?
The Oregon State Beavers booked a spot in the NCAA Tournament after winning three straight games in the Pac-12 tournament. After an unbelievable run leading up to the most prestigious tournament in college basketball, they now find themselves stepping into the Elite Eight stage against a No. 2 seed team. The Beavers managed to come up with surprising wins, albeit finishing with tight scorelines.
Expect Ethan Thompson to step up in this NCAAB: Oregon State vs. Houston game. The Beavers guard is the biggest contributor to the team, averaging 15.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.8 assists with a 40.8 field goal percentage.
He is also consistent from the free-throw line, hitting 25 of 26 attempts. Furthermore, Oregon State locks down players from the 3-point line very well, limiting opponents to shoot only 29.8 percent shooting.
Why Bet on the Houston Cougars?
At the other end of the spectrum lies a robust Houston team and its outstanding defense. The team recently limited Syracuse to five 3-point shots made in 23 attempts and an underwhelming 46 points to move on to the Elite Eight. If they can repeat this performance, Houston should not have any major problems moving forward.
Houston will be relying on Quentin Grimes and his 3-point shooting. He has recorded at least four treys in eight of his last nine games for the Cougars.
The junior guard currently averages 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game with 41.1 percent field goal shooting. He is the heart of Houston’s offense. Furthermore, the team also has the upper hand in rebounding, boasting a +9.3 rebounding margin this season to top the AAC, while Oregon State is far behind at +1.1.
Oregon State vs. Houston Betting Trends
- Oregon State is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
- Oregon State is 5-0 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 7 times in Oregon State’s last 10 games.
- Houston is 10-0 in its last 10 games.
- Houston is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 4 times in Houston’s last 10 games.
Oregon State vs. Houston Expert Betting Predictions
We have another defensive game coming our way in the form of Oregon State vs. Houston. Houston ranks No. 1 in field goal defensive percentage and holds teams to under 60 points per game. We anticipate the Cougars to enforce tight defense for the win and their way to the Final Four.
Meanwhile, the underdog story of Oregon State means more grinding to make their third Final Four appearance in history. It’s going to be tricky to call the Beavers’ spread, Oregon State has done nothing but exceed expectations since late in the Pac-12 regular season.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.