Oregon State vs. Houston Predictions & March Madness Elite 8 Picks: Cougars End Oregon State Dreams

NCAA Tournament handicapper Brandon Hurley is back with his expert pick for Oregon State vs. Houston in the Elite 8 round at March Madness
Brandon Hurley
Mon, March 29, 5:47 AM EDT

March Madness Elite 8 Picks

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars

The Elite 8 is here! We get the cinderella story Oregon State Beavers vs the Houston Cougars. Oregon State has won 6 straight games as an underdog, looking to make it 7 straight. Oregon State is coming into this game after rolling over Loyola. Houston comes into this game after beating the breaks of Syracuse.

Houston has been one of the most undervalued teams in the NCAA Tournament. These guys can flat out get after it and play hard both sides of the ball for 40 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, the Beavers are RED HOT. Now Monday night, it will all come to an end. Houston is full of killers. They are led by Quentin Grimes, Marcus Sasser, and Dejon Jerreau at guard with athletic big fellas down low in Justin Gorham and Reggie Chaney. The Beavs are backed by Ethan Thompson and Jarod Lucas.

I will be expecting the Houston Cougars to make things difficult for the Beavers and roll right over them into the Final Four. Ethan Thompson has been getting buckets as of late and Im sure he will be checked by Dejon Jerreau. Jerreau is a straight DAWG. He will make sure you don’t light him up and get in your mug. The Cougs play hard and can stroke it. Im going to back Kelvin Sampson’s squad in a burial. ROLL COUGS!

The Pick: Houston -8 @ -101 (Click To Bet)

Oregon State Beavers vs. Houston Cougars Betting Data 

Team Point Spread Moneyline
Oregon State +7.5 +280
Houston -7.5 -340

Oregon State are heavy underdogs, between 7.5 and 8 point 'dogs according to which sportsbook you use. Bettors don't seem to care about the line, with Houston heavily favored to end Oregon State's Cinderella story. Over 62% of all ATS bets have been backing Houston at either -7.5 or -8. 

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NCAA Tournament Expert Picks

Houston -8 @ -101 (Click To Bet)

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