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Oregon State and Houston Elite Eight Betting Odds, Preview and Picks (Monday, March 29, 2021)

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars Betting

At the onset of the season, Oregon State was a March Madness betting long shot.  And with plenty of good reason.  Since 1991 the Beavers made only one March Madness appearance.  Head coach Wayne Tinkle and OSU are on the ride of their lives.  Tinkle is the only Beavers coach in 32 years to lead the school to multiple March Madness bids.  Meanwhile, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has the Cougars in the Big Dance for the third time in four years.  UH is on its best run since the Phi Slama Jama glory of 1984.

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars Betting Information

Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Coverage: CBS

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars Betting Odds

Oregon State +8 (-110) 129½ (-110) +290
Houston U -8 (-110) 129½ (-110) -350
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Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Cougars will carry the majority of the best sportsbook online activity.  Houston brings vastly more brand recognition with gamblers.  Casual fans and squares lack familiarity with Oregon State.  By contrast, sharps will look hard at red hot and underrated Oregon State.

Who Are These Guys?

Oregon State brings a 2021 March Madness betting record of 20-12 straight up, 21-9-1 against the spread, and 18-13 over the total.  Overall, the Beavers rank 213th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 116th for points allowed.  Oregon State is on fire with six straight covers in the postseason.  Four of their six postseason games went over the total.  Last time out was a 65-58 win over Loyola Chicago as 7-point dogs.  Under the total of 125.5 paid too.  Ethan Thompson was the hero with 20 points.  Also, he clinched the win with two late free throws.

Houston, We Don’t Have a Problem!

Houston brings a bet on NCAA basketball record of 27-3 straight up, 20-9 against the spread, and 14-15 under the total.  Late on, the Cougars have covered four of their last six.  Three of their last five have gone over the total.  Houston ranks 53rd out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 2nd for points allowed.  So too do the Cougars rank 5th for offensive and 16th for defensive rebounding.  Last time out was a 62-46 win over Syracuse as 6.5-point chalk.  Under the total of 141 paid too.  Justin Gorham led with 13 points and ten rebounds.

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars Against the Spread

Oregon State has printed money as a dog.  To show, the Beavers are 16-5 against the spread when getting points.  Oregon State is 5-3 on the board in non-conference games.  And the Beavers have covered six straight neutral site games. OSU has gotten the money five consecutive times against ranked teams.

Oregon State is 4-2 over the total on neutral courts.  Accordingly, the Beavers are 13-8 to the over as dogs.  OSU is 4-4 over and under in non-conference games.  Oregon State is 3-2 over the spread against ranked opponents.  And then the Beavers are 4-2 over the total on neutral courts.

Houston is bossing the cashier’s cage as chalk.  To illustrate, the Cougars are 19-9 against the spread as a favorite.  On neutral courts, Houston is 5-2 vs. the odds.  In non-conference action, the Cougars are 6-3 vs. the line.  Following a win, Houston is 16-9 vs. the spread.

As chalk, Houston is 14-14 over and under.  While the Cougars are 4-5 to the under in non-conference games.  Houston is 4-5 under the number on neutral courts.  Following a win, the Cougars are 12-13 to the under.

Oregon State won and covered the last game between these teams. So too, did that game go under the total.

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Oregon State remains a hidden 2021 March Madness Betting gem.  Wayne Tinkle has his Beavers daring the impossible dream.  What’s more, they are dominating the payout window.

Oregon State vs. Houston CashBet Best Bet: 

Oregon State Beavers


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