The Oregon State Beavers entered the College World Series as the championship favorites, but an opening-game loss put them on their heels. The Beavers have battled all the way back through the loser’s bracket and are now only one win away from advancing to the national championship series.
Oregon State beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday and need one more win on Saturday in order to clinch a spot in the finals. The winner of this contest will face off with the Arkansas Razorbacks to decide the national champion. The Beavers have looked dominant of late and will be the favorites to come away with the victory in College World Series wagering.
Mississippi State started the College World Series off with a bang but were outclassed last time out and needs to find away to limit the red-hot Oregon State bats to keep the season alive.
The College World Series contest between the Oregon State Beavers and Mississippi State Bulldogs will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The game will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
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The odds have not been released for this game, but Oregon State was a sizable favorite on Friday and rolled to the victory, so it seems likely the Beavers will be projected to win, regardless of what the starting pitching matchup looks like.
The Oregon State offense is hitting on all cylinder which could make the run total pretty high. Keep an eye out for the moneyline, the spread and the scoring total as it should be released soon in College World Series betting.
Last Time Out
Oregon State was once again facing elimination last time out and rolled to an easy victory. Mississippi State would have loved to close the deal and make it to the national championship series but fell behind early and couldn’t rally in a 12-2 defeat.
Mississippi State took a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning but Oregon State evened it up in the bottom half and exploded for five runs in the bottom of the second. The Beavers never took their foot off the gas, scoring five late runs to make sure the Bulldogs had no chance to make a comeback.
Oregon State right fielder Trevor Larnach led the way with a 3-for-4 day, knocking in three runs and scoring two. Leadoff man Nick Madrigal also had three hits, knocking in two runs and scoring a pair as well. Eight of the nine batters in the lineup had at least one hit as balance has been a big key to Oregon State’s return to contention of late.
Mississippi State starter Jacob Billingsley was rocked, allowing six earned runs in only 1.1 innings of work. Every Mississippi State pitcher gave up at least one earned run as no one could figure out the Oregon State bats.
Oregon State’s win results in a winner-take-all matchup in this one, and each side is hoping nerves won’t get the best of it.
Free College World Series ATS Picks
The Bulldogs should be able to put up more of a fight in this matchup, but Oregon State is clearly the superior team. Keep an eye on the spread as Mississippi State should be able to keep it close and could cover. However, the Beavers are rolling right now and they are the choice to advance to the national championship series against Arkansas in College World Series gambling.
MLB ATS Pick: Oregon State Beavers 6, Mississippi State Bulldogs 4
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