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College basketball point spread favors Beavers in battle with Cougars

SIU Edwardsville CougarsOregon State Beavers
1-5November 26, 2013, 11:00 | Gill Coliseum2-1

The Oregon State Beavers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars at Gill Coliseum on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Beavers are 2-1 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 1-5 and 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oregon State go 1-1 and the Cougars go 3-2 on the totals.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Oregon State Beavers as -20-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Beavers at No. 227 and the Cougars at No. 330 heading into this contest.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 73-72 loser on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Loyola of Chicago earned a 73-72 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Sunday, getting 14 points from Jeff White at Peter W Stott Center.

Oregon State won its last outing, a 90-83 result against Maryland on November 17. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Oregon State got 31 points from Roberto Nelson en route to a 90-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday at Comcast Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon State's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 80.67 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 247 at 84 PPG. The Beavers field goal percentage has averaged 50.6% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.

A few Cougars at Beavers trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oregon State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Oregon State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Texas-Pan American, Monday, December 2nd
Oregon State at DePaul, Sunday, December 1st