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SMU Hasn't Lost on Its Home Floor Since Last February

This hasn’t quite been the season Huskies supporters are used to but a win tonight against a Southern Methodist team that’s been basically unbeatable at home for two seasons now could be a massive result and possibly turn the tides for the UConn basketball program.

SHARK BITES
  • SMU is 15-0 SU in its last 15 games at home.
  • SMU is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games as a favorite of 9.0 or more.
  • UConn is 2-5 SU and ATS in its last 7 games against SMU.

SMU has gone 5-1 in conference play this year and beat the Huskies back in March of 2016 in the lead-up to the American Athletic Conference tournament with a comfortable 26-point victory. The Mustangs haven’t lost a home game since last February and have gone 9-1 against the spread at the Moody Coliseum in that time frame.

Overall it’s been a pretty down season for UConn. The Huskies are 4-6 in their last 10 games and are just 2-3 in conference play this year. With a 1-4 ATS record, the Huskies have been a horrible bet on the road and the computer likes them to lose by 18 tonight, a margin that would easily cover the 9-point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Methodist Mustangs to cover the point spread in this one found them as -11.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Connecticut Huskies vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Methodist Mustangs sport a record of 15-4 and 9-4-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Connecticut Huskies have 7-10 and 5-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Southern Methodist Mustangs and 5-8 for the Connecticut Huskies.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 33-rated Southern Methodist Mustangs and the No. 211-ranked Connecticut Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Methodist's No. 171-ranked scoring average of 72.84 PPG, against a Connecticut Huskies defense rated No. 43 and allowing 65.71 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs FG% has averaged 46.22% to date this season, more than the Connecticut Huskies shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut suffered a 72-69 loss against Georgetown University on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jalen Adams in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

Southern Methodist got 21 points from Semi Ojeleye en route to a 80-64 victory over Tulane on Sunday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to East Carolina, Sunday, January 22nd
Southern Methodist at Houston, Saturday, January 21st

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