Oregon State Beavers vs. Saint Louis Billikens Betting Prediction


The Oregon State Beavers (6-1) will travel to Chaifetz Arena to meet the Saint Louis Billikens (6-2). The game can be seen on ESPNU at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Oregon State Beavers vs. Saint Louis Billikens ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Billikens defeated the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 75-65, while the Beavers beat the UC Riverside Highlanders 72-59.

Oregon State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.9 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.559. UC Riverside put up marks of 15.4 and 0.456, respectively, for those same stats. The Billikens, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.352 vs. 0.138) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.6 vs. 17.6). Javon Bess was a key piece for Saint Louis with 18 points and five rebounds. Tres Tinkle played well for Oregon State, putting up 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

The Beavers won the sole game between these two teams last year, 63-60. Getting to the free throw line was one of Oregon State’s largest advantages. They had 29 free throw attempts, while Saint Louis had 22.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Saint Louis ranks 339th in possessions per game (65.2) and Oregon State is 279th (67.8) dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Oregon State Beavers at Saint Louis Billikens Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Oregon State, ATS Winner – Saint Louis, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Oregon State ranks 69th in assists per game (15.1) while Saint Louis ranks 229th (12.3).
  • The Beavers rank 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while the Billikens rank 44th (32.3).
  • The Billikens rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.6) while the Beavers rank 111th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • Saint Louis ranks 32nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while Oregon State ranks 90th (20.7).