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South Florida Bulls Face the Southern Methodist Mustangs: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Moody Coliseum Saturday as the Southern Methodist Mustangs look to beat the odds vs the South Florida Bulls in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Southern Methodist Mustangs as -25.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

South Florida Bulls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 12-0 and 4-4 ATS Southern Methodist Mustangs will face the 3-11 South Florida Bulls, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 6-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the South Florida Bulls are 6-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 52-ranked Southern Methodist Mustangs and the No. 266-rated South Florida Bulls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and South Florida is ranked No. 39 in NCAA basketball at 40.93 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist's No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 135-ranked team in the country at 6.92 per game, while South Florida rates No. 252 at 4.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulls got 19 points from Chris Perry, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 73-67 final on Wednesday at Sun Dome.

The Mustangs grabbed a 81-69 win over the Golden Hurricane on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Malik Milton at Reynolds Center.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • South Florida is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Florida's last 9 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Florida
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing South Florida

Next Betting Matchups

South Florida at Central Florida, Wednesday, January 6th
Southern Methodist at Cincinnati, Thursday, January 7th