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NCAAB Game Preview - Cougars underdogs vs Mustangs at Southern Methodist

Houston CougarsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Houston Cougars vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds


The Southern Methodist Mustangs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Cougars at Moody Coliseum in NCAAB action.

The Mustangs currently sports a 9-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Cougars are 9-8 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mustangs produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 4-2-2 against the number.

View Houston vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mustangs, most recently No. 209 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 149 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-70 victory for the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Methodist's No. 331-rated squad against Houston's No. 100-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Methodist rates No. 46 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 222 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 287-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was an 89-55 loser at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars were hammered by Memphis on Saturday, losing by an 89-55 final at Hofheinz Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 70-64 loser as they battled Texas El Paso on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Southern Methodist suffered a 70-64 loss against Texas El Paso on Saturday, getting 12 points from Jalen Jones in a losing effort at Haskins Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing East Carolina are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cougars at Mustangs trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Houston is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Houston
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to East Carolina, Saturday, January 21
Southern Methodist at Memphis, Saturday, January 21