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Beavers Making a Rare Tournament Appearance

Friday’s Round of 64 action will be a massive day for Oregon State. The Beavers are set to snap a 26-year NCAA Tournament drought – the second-longest active streak among major conference programs in the nation – and will collide with Virginia Commonwealth. Sportsbooks opened VIU in the -4-point ballpark.

Shark Bites
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Virginia Commonwealth's last five games after losing as a favorite.
  • Oregon State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games as favorites in March.

That’s a spot the Beavers have been excelling in as of late. Oregon State is 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games as an underdog of four points or less. They’ve also been a fantastic source of OVERS, as the OVER/UNDER is 4-0 in the Beavers’ past four.

The battle on the glass could go a long way to determining who takes this one. Oregon State has done a nice job in this department, going 19-1 when outrebounding its opponent in two seasons under head coach Wayne Tinkle and 9-0 this year.

Click here to see historic stats for the 7 vs 10 seed matchup.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Oregon State Beavers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oregon State Beavers sport a record of 19-12 and 16-13-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have 24-10 and 20-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-10 for the Oregon State Beavers and 14-16-1 for the Virginia Commonwealth Rams.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 124-rated Oregon State Beavers and the No. 10-ranked Virginia Commonwealth Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Oregon State's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 72.06 PPG, against a Virginia Commonwealth Rams defense rated No. 55 and allowing 67.29 PPG. The Oregon State Beavers FG% has averaged 44.08% to date this season, less than the Virginia Commonwealth Rams shooters have managed so far (45.04% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia Commonwealth got 19 points from JeQuan Lewis but lost anyway, 87-74, to Saint Joseph's on Sunday at Barclays Center.

The Beavers got a 20-point effort from Gary Payton II, who added 20 rebounds, but California still managed to defeat Oregon State 76-68 Thursday at MGM Grand.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games
  • Oregon State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oregon State's last 8 games