March Madness Round 64 Lines: Colgate vs. Texas Betting Preview

March Madness Round 64 Lines: Colgate vs. Texas Betting Preview

Big 12 tourney champion Texas starts their Final Four run against one of the hottest teams in college hoops. Patriot League champ Colgate has tasted defeat twice since Dec. 22. The Raiders on fire.

Does that mean Texas is in trouble straight up and against the spread? Or will the Longhorns dominate like they did during the Big 12 Tournament?

We will now preview the game plus get our betting predictions for this Round of 64 contest. Keep reading for college basketball lines, analysis, and a free pick for Colgate versus Texas.


2023 March Madness Round of 64 Game
No. 15 Colgate Raiders vs. No. 2 Texas Longhorns Betting Preview

Colgate of Patriot League meets Texas of Big 12 in NCAA Tourney First Round
ATS Odds: Texas -13.5
Moneyline Odds: Colgate +608 / Texas -1000
Over/Under Odds: 148 -110
When: Thursday, March 16 at 7:25 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
TV / Streaming: TBS/Paramount+


Why Bet on Colgate against Texas?

Few teams enter the NCAA Tournament playing as well as the Colgate Raiders. Colgate is on a 9-game winning streak.

The last loss came on Feb. 4 versus American and the loss was by a point, 61-60. Not only that, but the Raiders are 20-1 straight up in their last 21. Colgate may not beat the Longhorns, but they for sure can keep this closer than the -13.5 spread.

Colgate Raiders Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 77.7
  • FG %: 50.8
  • 3PT%: 40.6
  • FT %: 65.4
  • Rebounds/G: 31.1

Colgate Raiders Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 68.9
  • FG %: 45.5
  • 3PT%: 36.2
  • FT %: 68.6
  • Rebounds/G: 29.2


Why Bet on Texas against Colgate?

The Texas Longhorns had to do something that no other contender for the National Championship had to do. The Horns lost head coach Chris Beard during the middle of the season.

For a moment, it looked as if Texas’ season might get derailed. That didn’t happen. Instead, the Horns rallied. Texas is playing their best basketball heading into the March Madness Tournament. The Longhorns have a chance to make a statement on Thursday.

Texas Longhorns Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 78.8
  • FG %: 47.1
  • 3PT%: 34.5
  • FT %: 74.9
  • Rebounds/G: 31.5

Texas Longhorns Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 68.7
  • FG %: 42.7
  • 3PT%: 33.3
  • FT %: 72.9
  • Rebounds/G: 30.8

Colgate vs. Texas Betting Trends

  • Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games
  • Colgate is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
  • Over is 6-1 in the Raiders’ last 7 overall
  • Longhorns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win
  • Under is 5-0 in the Longhorns’ last 5 overall

No. 15 Colgate vs. No.2 Texas Betting Odds and Prediction

Texas isn’t just beating their opponents, they’re covering spreads while winning games straight up. No two victories in the Longhorns’ last 5 were as impressive as the wins against Kansas.

Texas has beaten Kansas in 2 straight head-to-head contests. Both wins were by blowout scores, 75-59 and 76-56. Before beating the Jayhawks in the Big 12 Championship, Texas got past TCU, a fellow NCAA Tournament participant, 66-60.

No doubt, Texas is playing great ball. But there’s a chance the Horns bounce in this. Texas put it all on the line versus their top Big 12 rival.

Colgate is a much different team than Kansas. The Raiders will speed up the game. It doesn’t mean Texas loses, but it does mean the Longhorns win by 10 or 12. Texas scores the victory and Colgate covers.

March Madness Round of 64 Pick: Colgate +13.5 covers | Bet Colgate vs. Texas Today
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