Colorado State vs. Texas Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Mar 9, 2024; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Max Abmas (3) reacts after scoring during the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Moody Center.
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We have your Colorado State Rams vs. Texas Longhorns prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Colorado State Rams hit the road to face the Texas Longhorns.

The Texas Longhorns (20-12) are set to face off against the Colorado State Rams (25-10) in a highly anticipated NCAA Tournament matchup. With both teams eager to advance, this game promises to be a clash of titans as they bring their season’s best to the court.

Colorado State Rams vs. Texas Longhorns Odds Info

Moneyline: Colorado State Rams +120 (Bet365) / Texas Longhorns -130 (Ceasars)

Spread: -2.5 – Colorado State Rams -110 (PointsBet) / Texas Longhorns -104 (FanDuel)

Total: 144.0 – -112 (BetRivers) / -110 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 05:50 PM

Location: Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC


Colorado State Rams Betting Trends

  • On the road, Colorado State Rams are 4 and 7 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Colorado State Rams are 16 and 16.
  • Against the spread on the road, Colorado State Rams are 7 and 8.

Texas Longhorns Betting Trends

  • At home, Texas Longhorns are 14 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Texas Longhorns are 12 and 20.
  • Against the spread at home, Texas Longhorns are 8 and 13.

Colorado State Rams vs. Texas Longhorns Predictions

The Texas Longhorns, despite a recent 4-game losing streak, are looking to turn the tide in the NCAA Tournament. Led by guard Max Abmas, who averages 17.1 points per game, and forward Dillon Mitchell, pulling down 7.7 rebounds per game, the Longhorns boast the 49th-ranked field goal percentage in the nation at 47.4%. Their offense, which averages 76.5 points per game, will be a key factor in breaking through the Rams’ defense.

Colorado State Rams, on the other hand, are entering the game with momentum from a recent victory. Guard Isaiah Stevens, with an average of 16.2 points and 6.9 assists per game, alongside guard Nique Clifford, who leads the team with 7.6 rebounds per game, have been instrumental in the Rams’ success. The Rams’ offense is even more efficient, ranking 16th in the nation with a 49.0% field goal percentage, and they lead the nation in assists, showcasing their ability to share the ball and create scoring opportunities.

This matchup will also be a battle of tempos, with Texas’ faster pace against Colorado State’s methodical approach. The key player matchup to watch will be the point guard duel between Texas’ Abmas and Colorado State’s Stevens, which could very well dictate the flow of the game and ultimately determine which team advances to the next round.

Colorado State Rams vs. Texas Longhorns Pick

The Colorado State Rams come into this matchup with a strong offensive unit that leads the nation in assists and ranks 16th in field goal percentage. Their ability to distribute the ball and find the best shot has been a consistent factor in their success this season. With Isaiah Stevens at the helm, the Rams have shown they can compete with top teams, and their recent victory adds to their momentum. The Texas Longhorns, while a formidable opponent, have been on a downward trend with a four-game losing streak. Despite their home-court advantage and the scoring prowess of Max Abmas, the Longhorns’ recent performance raises concerns about their ability to close out games.

Considering the odds and the recent trends, the Colorado State Rams moneyline bet offers value. The Rams’ efficient shooting and well-balanced attack are likely to challenge the Longhorns’ defense. Additionally, the Rams’ recent form suggests they are peaking at the right time, which is crucial in tournament play. While Texas has the talent to turn things around, the Rams’ current form and team dynamics make them the smart pick for this NCAA Tournament matchup.

The Pick: Colorado State Rams +120 (Bet365)