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Connecticut Huskies vs Southern Methodist Mustangs in college hoops odds

Southern Methodist MustangsConnecticut Huskies
21-6February 23, 2014, 02:00 | Gampel Pavilion21-5

Southern Methodist pays a visit to Connecticut on Sunday, hoping to send the Huskies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Gampel Pavilion.

This season, the Huskies are 21-5 overall and 13-9-2 ATS, while the Mustangs are 21-6 and 15-7-1 ATS. As for the totals, Connecticut boasts a 10-14 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 9-14.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

Connecticut opened as -7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 4 and the Mustangs at No. 57 heading into this contest.

Southern Methodist was a 68-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Mustangs grabbed a 68-64 win over the Cougars on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Nic Moore at Moody Coliseum.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 68-55 result against Temple on February 20. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Connecticut earned a 68-55 victory over Temple on Thursday, getting 17 points from Shabazz Napier at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 62 in NCAA hoops at 37.07 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 7.23 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 242 at 4.48 per game.

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Central Florida, Saturday, March 1st
Connecticut at South Florida, Wednesday, February 26th