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Houston Cougars Visit the SMU Mustangs in Week 8 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Houston travels to SMU on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-1 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Mustangs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the SMU Mustangs pegged as 24-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

A 39-6 result in favor of the Cougars is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the SMU Mustangs are 4-2 ATS. Houston is 4-3 against the over under total, while SMU is 2-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and SMU vs Houston injuries news.

The SMU Mustangs sit at No. 116 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Cougars are at No. 6 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits SMU's No. 104-ranked offense, averaging 23.17 PPG, against a Houston defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 19 PPG. The SMU aerial game is averaging 239.83 yards per game, more than the Houston Cougars secondary allows through the air, 211.57 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Houston Cougars feature the league's No. 30-rated road run defense, allowing 123 yards per game. SMU, meanwhile, ranks No. 71 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Greg Ward tore up the turf for 142 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 38-31 win over the Golden Hurricane at TDECU Stadium.

Braeden West tore up the turf for 124 rushing yards in the latest Mustangs game, a 43-40 loss to the Golden Hurricane at Chapman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 17-3-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to UCF, Saturday, October 29th
SMU at Tulane, Saturday, October 29th

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