NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Methodist vs. Texas State
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
The Texas State Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Strahan Coliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Bobcats are 2-0 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 2-0 and 2-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas State boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 0-0.
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mustangs was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 198 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mustangs sit at No. 184 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 86-80.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas State's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 86 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 95 at 59.5 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 64-61 winner as they battled TCU on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Jalen Jones scored 21 points leading the Mustangs to a 64-61 victory over TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Thursday.
In their last action, Texas State was an 86-66 winner at home against Texas Tyler. The battle between the Bobcats and Patriots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas Tyler was handed an 86-66 defeat on Tuesday at Strahan Coliseum.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing TCU are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Texas Tyler are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Mustangs at Bobcats trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Texas State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Texas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
Southern Methodist home to Alcorn State, Monday, November 19
Texas State home to Charlotte, Thursday, November 22