Oregon State vs. Houston Odds & Pick: How To Bet This Elite Eight Spread
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Oregon State vs. Houston Odds
|Oregon State Odds||+7.5|
|Time||7:15 p.m. ET|
And then there were eight. The NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight matchup are officially set, with Oregon State vs. Houston getting the action started Monday at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Interestingly, all four Elite Eight games offer bigger spreads, with Oregon State vs. Houston and UCLA vs. Michigan tied with the shortest numbers at 7.5.
And when it comes to tonight’s first game specifically, the spread may be Houston -7.5, but it hasn’t always been there.
So using our College Basketball PRO Report, let’s pinpoint exactly how big bets have moved the Oregon State vs. Houston spread since this line opened early Sunday morning.
Oregon State vs. Houston Pick
Oregon State initially opened as an 8.5-point underdog against Houston, but large wagers have already pushed that number down to +7.5 across the betting market (click here for real-time Elite Eight odds).
Overall college basketball betting percentages suggest relatively balanced betting — the Cougars have landed 56% of the tickets thus far — but the Beavers are attracting a heavy 75% of the money
With steady money flowing on Oregon State, oddsmakers have had no choice but to adjust the spread a full point from its opening number.
Oregon State is in a historically-profitable situation, matching The Action Network’s NCAA Tournament Defensive Teams PRO System.
Teams fitting this angle are 178-134-6 (57%) against the spread since 2005, providing a bit of context regarding why big bettors or so bullish on the Beavers in tonight’s Elite Eight matchup.
PRO Report Pick: Oregon State +7.5