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Cougars home to Mustangs in NCAAF betting action

Southern Methodist MustangsHouston Cougars
5-5November 29, 2013, 12:00 | Reliant Stadium7-4



Week 14 action on Friday will see the Cougars looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mustangs visit Reliant Stadium.

The Cougars are 7-4 so far on the season, and 9-2 ATS vs. the number. The Mustangs, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 5-5 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Houston go 5-6 and the Mustangs go 7-3 on the totals.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 39-rated Cougars and the No. 59-ranked Mustangs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-24 result in favor of the Cougars.

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Southern Methodist won its last outing, a 16-6 result against South Florida on November 23. Southern Methodist covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 22 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Mustangs were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Bulls by a score of 16-6. The Cougars suffered a Week 13 loss against Cincinnati in their last game, falling 24-17 at Reliant Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 33.91 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 104 this week at 34.9 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 287.64 yards per game, more than the Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 277.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 33-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 139.8 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mustangs at Cougars trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Central Florida, Saturday, December 7th

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