Oregon St at UTEP CBI March Madness College Basketball
Time: 10PM ET TV: HDNET
The Oregon St Beavers and UTEP Miners will meet in Game 2 of the CBI Tournament Finals. Oregon St leads the best of 3 series 1-0 off their 75-69 victory on Monday Night. Oregon St shot 60% from the field and 53% from the three point line in their victory at home in Game 1. UTEP did have a decisive 13-3 offensive rebounding advantage over the Beavers in game 1 which made the margin of victory by Oregon St just 6 despite hot shooting from the field. LVSC opened the line at Texas El Pas an 8-½ point favorite and the early bettors have moved it a full point on the side of the home team, as the Miners are a 9-½ point favorite. The total was opened up 136 with money on the under as the over under currently sits a 135. This will be Oregon St’s first true road game during the CBI Tournament as they have hosted each of their 4 games thus far. The Beavers has dropped 4 of their past 5 true road games losing by double digits and failing to cover the spread in each of their losses. Oregon St averages only 57 ½ points per game on the road ranking 314th in the nation. At home UTEP does a great job of getting to the free throw line as they average 30.8 free throw attempts per game ranking them 2nd in the nation. But the hometown officiating has been brought into question following Oregon St’s 6-point victory. The discrepancy between free throw attempts in game 1 was a subject during post game discussions. Oregon St attempted 26 free throws while UTEP attempted a season low 9 in Game 1 at Corvalis, Oregon. El Paso local newspapers reported an expected 8,000 loud fans at the Haskins Center in El Paso for game 2 giving UTEP a true home court advantage.
Trend: Oregon St is 1-4 ATS in their past 5 road games.
The Wagerline consensus has 66.8% of the bettors on Oregon St +9.5
The Wagerline consensus has 64.0% of the bettors on over 135