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Leathernecks face Oregon State Beavers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Western Illinois LeathernecksOregon State Beavers
March 14, 10:00 PM | Gill Coliseum

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Oregon State Beavers Odds

18-14TEAM RECORD19-14

The Oregon State Beavers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Gill Coliseum on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Beavers sit at 19-14 (14-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Leathernecks are currently 18-14 (14-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oregon State is 17-12 OU, and Western Illinois is 7-16 OU.

View Western Illinois vs Oregon State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Beavers as 11.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Beavers sit at No. 220 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Leathernecks sit at No. 223 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Beavers will win this game 74-70.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oregon State has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 78.9 PPG. The visiting Leathernecks defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 59.5 PPG. The Beavers FG% has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Illinois owns the country's No. 41-rated mark, allowing 63.8 points per game on the highway. Oregon State, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Western Illinois lost its last outing, a 52-50 result against South Dakota State on March 6. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Tommie Tyler scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Leathernecks to a win (they lost 52-50 to South Dakota State at Sioux Falls Arena on Tuesday).

Last time out for Oregon State, they were a 72-61 loser as they battled Arizona on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Roberto Nelson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Beavers to a win (they lost 72-61 to Arizona at Staples Center on Friday).

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Leathernecks at Beavers trends to consider:
Oregon State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oregon State's last 11 games at home
Oregon State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home