Texas vs. Colorado State: Opening odds for March Madness

Texas basketball opens as a slight favorite against Colorado State for the Round of 64.
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In less than 24 hours, Texas basketball (20-12, 9-9 Big 12) and head coach Rodney Terry will take on the Colorado State Rams (25-10, 10-8 MWC) in March Madness for the Round of 64. Texas and Colorado State are duking it out to advance to the Round of 32 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Colorado State beat the Virginia Cavaliers in the 10-seed play-in game in the First Four on March 19. The Rams throttled the Hoos in the play-in game, holding Virginia to just over 40 points scored in a 25-point win.

Texas got the seven-seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014.

Terry and the Longhorns are looking to follow-up on their magical 2023 NCAA Tournament run where they made it to the Elite Eight for the first time in over a decade. Texas has had recent success early in the Big Dance, winning at least one tourney game in each of the last three years.

Colorado State has made the tournament twice in the last three years and hasn't won a game in March Madness since 2013.

Here are the opening betting odds for 7-seed Texas vs. 10-seed Colorado State at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, on March 21, with the tip off time set for 5:50 p.m. CT.

Opening betting odds for Texas basketball vs. Colorado State in March Madness

Texas opened as a 2.5-point favorite over Colorado State in the Round of 64 matchup in the Midwest Region on March 21 (per FanDuel). The moneyline favors Texas (-144) over Colorado State (+120).

The over/under is 144.5 points.

Texas is 12-20-0 against the spread this season. In its last five contests, Texas has covered the spread three times.

Colorado State is 17-16-0 against the spread. In the last five, the Rams have covered the spread twice.

According to KenPom, Texas has a 51 percent chance of beating Colorado State in the Round of 64.

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