Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday Night December 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm EST.
The (6-3) DePaul Blue Demons of the Big East Conference will make the trip from the Windy City to the Great Northwest to take on the (7-2) Oregon State Beavers of the PAC-Twelve Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The team will play at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon. This Sports Handicapper believes DePaul Head Coach Oliver Purnell is in his final year of coaching the once-dominant program. Oregon State is predicted to finish at the bottom of the PAC-12, their new coaching staff has their work cut out. The betting line has Oregon State as a three-point home favorite Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 DePaul Blue Demons are on a two game losing streak after their 78-72 home loss to Illinois State and they will try to make it two in a row over Oregon State. DePaul beat the Beavers last season 93-81. The betting odds under is 11-5 the Blue Demons last sixteen on the road. DePaul is 4-4 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under once on NCAA Basketball Betting Predictions this season. DePaul has been at in the cellar winning only nine conference games in four years, but the Big East isn’t as dominant as it usually is. The Blue Demons must push the basketball at their pace with Sophomore guard Billy Garrett jr.
The 2014-15 Oregon State Beavers look to replace over 55-points per game in scoring departed from last year’s squad. The program brings in a new head coach to man the sidelines; he replaces Craig Robinson. Oregon State is on a four-game win streak and is 16-5-2 ATS their last 23 at home. Oregon State is 7-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times this season. Oregon State will struggle in most phases of the game, but their backcourt should take up some slack. The key to a win vs. DePaul is for their guard tandem to step up their play.
Free Pick: DePaul+3.