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Southern Methodist Mustangs Favored by -7 Point Spread Against the Houston Cougars on Saturday

Southern Methodist looks to cover the Mustangs-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 16-4 mark when they host Houston in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Southern Methodist sat as -7-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Houston Cougars vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Houston Cougars have watched them go 14-6 and 7-8 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are at 16-4 and 10-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 7-8, while the Houston Cougars have a 5-10 mark.

This game puts the Southern Methodist Mustangs, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Houston Cougars, who rate No. 108 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Methodist's No. 172-ranked scoring average of 72.65 PPG, against a Houston Cougars defense rated No. 23 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs FG% has averaged 46.07% to date this season, less than the Houston Cougars shooters have managed so far (46.3% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston suffered a 70-67 loss against Memphis on Thursday, getting 21 points from Rob Gray Jr. in a losing effort at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Mustangs blew out Connecticut on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 69-49 win at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Tulane, Tuesday, January 24th
Southern Methodist at Central Florida, Wednesday, January 25th