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Connecticut HuskiesSouthern Methodist Mustangs
11-2January 04, 2014, 02:00 | Moody Coliseum10-3



A key college battle sees the visiting Connecticut Huskies travelling to Southern Methodist Saturday to take on the Mustangs.

This season, the Mustangs are 10-3 overall and 4-4-1 ATS, while the Huskies are 11-2 and 4-7 ATS. As for the totals, Southern Methodist boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and Connecticut is 4-6-1.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Connecticut before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Mustangs, most recently No. 105 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey.



In their last action, Connecticut was a 75-71 loser on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Huskies wasted a 27-point performance from Shabazz Napier in losing to Houston 75-71 on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 65-57 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They earned a push in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Mustangs endured a 65-57 loss at the hands of the Bearcats on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Markus Kennedy at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 170 in NCAA hoops at 35.31 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 4.92 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 48 at 7.69 per game.

A few Huskies at Mustangs trends to consider:
Connecticut is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Connecticut's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Connecticut home to Harvard, Wednesday, January 8th
Southern Methodist at Louisville, Sunday, January 12th

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