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UConn Struggling At Moody Coliseum

The Connecticut Huskies are trying to claw their way into March Madness and a win against the SMU Mustangs Thursday could go a long way. However, UConn has historically struggled at Moody Colisuem as they are 0-3 SU and ATS in their past three games visiting SMU.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in SMU’s past five games.
  • UConn is 7-0 SU in their past seven games following a loss.
  • SMU is 7-2 ATS in their past nine games in a revenge spot.

This will be the last game SMU seniors will be playing at Moody Coliseum and that emotion may be compounded with the Mustangs banned from postseason play. The only championship SMU has a chance at winning is the AAC regular season championship, which they are currently in a tie with Temple for. Nic Moore will be playing his last game in front of the Mustangs faithful, but the point guard is coming off a terrible five point outing in which he shot just 1-for-9.

UConn will be in desperate search of a win with the Huskies sitting firmly on the bubble right now. The team is just 1-2 SU against ranked teams this season, but the lone victory did come against SMU a few weeks back. UConn will be looking to make the tournament on the back of their 11th ranked defense that is holding teams to just 62.1 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Methodist Mustangs were listed as -4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Connecticut Huskies vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Thursday, as the Huskies are 12-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mustangs are 11-13 ATS. Connecticut is 11-14-1 against the total, while Southern Methodist is 11-13 versus the total betting line.

The Mustangs - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Methodist is rated No. 56 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Connecticut is at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Methodist's No. 36-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 126-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Methodist rates No. 163 in the country with 6.64 per game, while their foes tonight, the Connecticut Huskies rank No. 146 nationally with 6.9 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut suffered a 75-68 loss against Houston on Sunday, getting 20 points from Daniel Hamilton in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.

Southern Methodist cruised to victory on Sunday, running Tulane out of the gym and running up a 74-53 score at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Connecticut's last 14 games
  • Connecticut is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to Central Florida, Sunday, March 6th
Southern Methodist at Cincinnati, Sunday, March 6th