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Bet Colorado State ATS vs Texas

In the 12 NCAA Tournaments that have featured the First Four format, all but one has seen a team that won in the First Four round defy the NCAAB lines and advance at least another round. This season, Colorado State is looking to accomplish that feat after it defeated Virginia in Tuesday’s First Four round in Dayton, Ohio. To do that, the 10th-seeded Rams (25-10) will have to knock off seventh-seeded Texas (20-12) in Thursday’s first round of the Midwest Region in Charlotte, N.C.


Bet Colorado State ATS vs Texas
Bet Colorado State ATS vs Texas

The Longhorns have been very inconsistent since the calendar turned to 2024, going 8-9 over their last 17 contests and finishing in a tie for seventh place in the Big 12 Conference regular-season standings. Colorado State also struggled in regular-season conference play, tying for sixth place in the Mountain West before losing the conference tournament title game to New Mexico.


Colorado State vs Texas Game Information

  • Game: Colorado State (25-10) vs Texas (20-12)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 6:50 p.m. ET
  • Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Colorado State vs Texas Live Stream: TBS.com


These two teams have played twice in their histories, with Texas taking both matchups, though the last one occurred back in December 1952. The NCAAB predictions for this contest are giving the Longhorns the edge, favoring them by 2½ points, while the over/under for the game has been set at 144 points.


Colorado State vs Texas Odds and Spreads


  • Texas is 7-14 ATS as a favorite this season.
  • Colorado State is 2-3 ATS in its last five contests.
  • The over is 20-12 in the Longhorns’ 32 games this season.
  • The under is 19-13-1 in the Rams’ 33 contests in 2023-24.
  • The over has hit in each of Texas’ last five games.
  • Colorado State is 3-5 ATS as an underdog this season.
  • Texas is 4-6 ATS over its last 10 games.
  • The Rams are 17-16-0 ATS this season.


Colorado State vs Texas Over/Under Pick: Over 144

Having a game under its belt in the Big Dance should help Colorado State in this one, especially after it was able to solve a very tough Virginia defense in getting an easy First Four victory on Tuesday. Senior forward Joel Scott led the way in the victory with 23 points and 11 rebounds, his second straight game of 20 or more points – well above his season’s scoring average of 13.2 points.

Texas is tough offensively as well, averaging 76.5 points this season. Senior guard Max Abmas leads the team with 17.1 points per game and has averaged 25.0 points over the last three contests. He’s also the team’s leading assist man at 4.3 per game, so while he’s playing his best, this game should definitely be one of your college basketball picks with the over.



Colorado State vs Texas ATS Pick: Colorado State +2½

March Madness has earned its name thanks to a history of upsets, and the Rams should be adding to that history on Thursday. Many were surprised by Colorado State being a 10 seed and playing in the First Four, so Texas didn’t get any favors having to play the Rams in this round. This is a very efficient offensive team that can put points on the board in a hurry while defending at a high level as well.

Texas has had trouble putting together consistent efforts for much of this season, and it will have its problems in this one as well. The Longhorns were outscored by 14 points in the second half in their last outing, a four-point loss to Kansas State, and they will have to give a maximum effort for all 40 minutes to have the Las Vegas NCAAB odds be right on this one.



Colorado State vs Texas Prop Pick: Max Abmas Over 17½ points (-110)

As stated above, Abmas has been a key offensive threat for the Longhorns, and his point totals usually go up when the Longhorns are losing because he’s more aggressive looking for his own shot. In Texas’ last two setbacks, Abmas has scored 26 and 33 points, while in the team’s last three wins, he’s averaged 14.7 points. The Longhorns are better when Abmas is getting everyone involved but, if you believe like we do that Colorado State should win this game, you should include his point total over as part of your betting online.



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Colorado State vs Texas Score Prediction

Colorado State 79, Texas 76



Questions Of The Day

Have Colorado State and Texas faced each other before?

These two teams have squared off twice, with Texas winning each time.

Who does the winner of the Colorado State vs Texas game face next?

The winner of this contest advances to the second round of the MIdwest Region, where it will face the winner of the first-round game between Tennessee and Saint Peter’s on Saturday.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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