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Colorado State ATS Pick to Oust Virginia

One of the most interesting games in the early March Madness schedule is Tuesday night’s First Four matchup between Colorado State and Virginia. Both teams earned No. 10 seeds when the Field of 68 was announced, though there were different reactions to each. Colorado State (24-10) was thought to be underseeded while Virginia (23-10) was a surprise inclusion in the field.

That’s all behind these teams now, though, as they can just focus on winning and advancing, with the winner of this game moving on to face seventh-seeded Texas in Thursday’s first round of the Midwest Region. This is definitely a good game to include in your March Madness betting, so let’s take a closer look at the odds and the best picks to make.

Colorado State vs Virginia Prediction, Odds and ATS Pick Tuesday, March 19
Colorado State vs Virginia Prediction, Odds and ATS Pick Tuesday, March 19


Colorado State vs Virginia Game Information

  • Game: Colorado State (24-10) vs Virginia (23-10)
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 9:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio
  • Colorado State vs Virginia Live Stream: TBS.com


This will be the first-ever meeting between these two schools on the hardwood. The NCAAB odds are favoring the Rams, who are two-point favorites in this contest. The over/under has been set at 120½ points.


Colorado State vs Virginia Odds and Spreads


  • Colorado State is 16-16-0 ATS this season.
  • Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games as an underdog.
  • The under is 4-0 in the Cavaliers’ last four NCAA Tournament games as an underdog.
  • The Rams are 1-6 ATS in their last seven contests.
  • Virginia is 2-6 as the underdog this season.
  • The over is 13-18-1 in Colorado State’s 32 games this season.
  • The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games vs a team with a winning percentage above .600.
  • Virginia is 17-15-1 ATS this season.


Colorado State vs Virginia Over/Under Pick: Under 120½

If there’s one attribute that is constant with Virginia, it’s defense. The Cavaliers won the 2019 national title under coach Tony Bennett using that philosophy, and it has continued this season, with Virginia ranking third in the NCAA rankings in scoring defense at 59.5 points per game. Of course, that also means the Virginia offense isn’t very dynamic, with the Cavaliers scoring just 63.6 points per game.

Colorado State can shoot from deep, averaging 7.4 made 3-pointers this season. Senior guard Isaiah Stevens leads the way for the Rams with 16.5 points per game, but he could have some trouble against a very difficult Virginia defense to score against. Expect this to be a tight, low-scoring contest, with the under the bet online to make.



Colorado State vs Virginia ATS Pick: Colorado State -2

The Rams have been solid all season long, and they come into Tuesday’s matchup having won four of their last five. Colorado State will struggle a bit with the Virginia defense, but your March Madness brackets should include the Rams advancing to the next round.

If Virginia is going to pull this one out, it will need some strong offensive play to keep up with the Rams. The Cavaliers have scored over 70 points just once in their last four contests, averaging 62.8 points over that span despite having two of those contests go to overtime. Senior guard Reese Beekman runs the show for the Cavaliers, averaging a team-best 14.3 points and 6.3 assists.



Colorado State vs Virginia Player Prop Pick: Ryan Dunn 6+ Rebounds (+165)

The Cavaliers have a lot of missed shots and force a lot of misses, so they know to hit the boards hard. If they’re going to have a chance in this one, their leading rebounder, guard Ryan Dunn, must be a presence on the glass. He averages 7.0 rebounds, and we like him to at least reach his average in this one. There aren’t many games on the March Madness schedule on Tuesday, so include this prop pick among your wagers to increase your winnings.


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Colorado State vs Virginia Score Prediction

Colorado State 63, Virginia 54






Questions Of The Day

Have these teams faced each other before?

This will be the first-ever matchup on the basketball floor between Colorado State and Virginia.

Who does the winner of this game face next?

The winner of this contest advances to the first round of the Midwest Region where it will face No. 7 seed Texas.



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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