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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Baylor Bears

The Southern Methodist Mustangs and the Baylor Bears will be battling on the gridiron at McLane Stadium on Sunday in season-opening action.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 17-13 result against Central Florida on December 7. Southern Methodist covered in that game as a 13-point underdog, while the 30 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Baylor was a 52-42 loser at home against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (94) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Southern Methodist: 5-7 SU, 6-6 ATS
Baylor: 11-2 SU, 9-4 ATS

Southern Methodist most recently:
When playing in August are 1-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Baylor most recently:
When playing in August are 2-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 8 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Baylor is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Baylor is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baylor's last 13 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist at North Texas, Saturday, September 6
Baylor home to Northwestern State, Saturday, September 6