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Houston Cougars vs Southern Methodist Mustangs in college hoops odds

Southern Methodist MustangsHouston Cougars
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Odds

10-6TEAM RECORD11-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Houston Cougars try to run the Southern Methodist Mustangs off the court at Hofheinz Pavilion in college hoops action.

This season, the Cougars are 11-2 overall and 3-1 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 10-6 and 8-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Houston boasts a 2-2 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 1-5-1.

View Southern Methodist vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Houston sat as 3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 182 (Cougars) and the No. 180 (Mustangs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-73 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 79.8 PPG. The visiting Mustangs defense ranks No. 51 allowing on average 59.5 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 53-rated mark, allowing 62.6 points per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist was a 48-47 loser in its last match at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist got 15 points from Jalen Jones but lost anyway, 48-47, to Tulsa on Sunday at Moody Coliseum.

Houston won its last outing, a 96-71 result against Texas-Pan American on January 3. The battle between the Cougars and Broncs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas-Pan American was handed a 96-71 defeat on Thursday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tulane are 2-8
After playing Tulsa are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Mustangs at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Southern Methodist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Houston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Tulane, Saturday, January 12
Houston at Southern Miss, Saturday, January 12