Ready for more of the best March Madness picks you’re going to find on the internet? We’re back for another round of bracket predictions here at Cappers Info, and up next is the Midwest Region Round of 64 clash pitting the #8 Colorado State Rams up against the #9 Missouri Tigers.
Midwest Region Picks: #9 Missouri Tigers vs. #8 Colorado State Rams
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 9:20 ET
Midwest Region Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Missouri vs. Colorado State Live on TV: TBS
Round of 64 Betting Lines
#9 Missouri Tigers -3
#8 Colorado State Rams +3
The allure of the Tigers is something that is totally mystifying to us at this point. Missouri has a good history historically in the dance, but anyone who doesn’t have the shortest memory in the world surely remembers what Norfolk State did to this team last year. The Tigers went 17-0 SU at home and 3-7 ATS in legitimate road games this season. All 10 SU losses came either in neutral site or road games. Rebounding the basketball is normally the edge that Missouri has in games. Unfortunately for the ‘Zou, this time around, it gets the only team in the entire nation that rebounds the basketball better than it does. Colorado State is battle tested. The team has played through the entire Mountain West, and it has done so with gusto, beating some of the best that the league has to offer. Rarely do the men clad in green get beaten badly. Missouri on the other hand, was dropped by 31 by Florida, 15 by Ole Miss, and 23 by Louisville. Granted, these Tigers now are better than those Tigers were back in November, December, and January, but the case remains the same. We just don’t’ see how Missouri is closing out a game like this against a team like Colorado State, which will stay on the glass and continue to be hungry for the full 40 minutes. The Rams haven’t won a postseason game at any level since 1999, but that might be all set to change on Thursday. We think that the wrong team is favored in a game that could still swing either way.
Missouri vs. Colorado State Free Pick: Colorado State +3
Missouri vs. Colorado State Predictions: Colorado State 71 – Missouri 67