Oregon State Beavers (6-1) at Saint Louis Billikens (6-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 9, 2018, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -2 -- Over/Under: 132
The Oregon State Beavers travel to the Saint Louis Billikens in Sunday college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are shooting for a 4thstraight win after routing visiting Missouri State 101-77 as a nine point favorite. Oregon State jumped to a 50-35 lead at the intermission and never looked back behind 60.9% shooting including a 16-28 performance from beyond the arc.
Stephen Thompson Jr. led the Beavers offensive explosion with 25 points on 10-14 marksmanship including 5-9 from long range while Tres Tinkle added 24 points, six rebounds and five helpers on 10-17 from the floor. Ethan Thompson gave Oregon State 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists on 8-9 accuracy including 5-5 from deep followed by Jordan Campbell with nine points on 4-4.
The Saint Louis Billikens were denied a third consecutive win in a 61-56 at Southern Illinois as a two point road dog on Wednesday. Saint Louis was outshot 45.1%-33.3% but nearly overcame poor shooting with 18 more looks at the basket.
Hasahn French topped a balanced Billikens offense with 13 points and nine rebounds on 6-12 accuracy while Jordan Goodwin added 12 points, four pulls, and four steals on 4-13 from the floor. Saint Louis received eleven points and two steals from Carte’Are Gordon with Tramaine Isabelle tossing in eight points.
Oregon State Beavers are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 non-conference games and under is 7-2-1 in Oregon State Beavers last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and under is 13-4-1 in Oregon State Beavers last 18 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. St. Louis Billikens are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 non-conference games and St. Louis Billikens are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and St. Louis Billikens are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
I think the better defense is the way to go here and that means taking St. Louis…