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Southern Methodist Mustangs battle vs Houston Cougars highlights college basketball odds menu

Houston CougarsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
12-13February 19, 2014, 08:00 | Moody Coliseum20-6

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will try to cover the spread at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Houston Cougars in NCAA basketball action.

The Mustangs bring a 20-6 record (15-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-13 Cougars, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Methodist go 9-13 so far and the Cougars go 7-13.

View Houston Cougars vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mustangs installed as -14-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Mustangs sit at No. 57 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 309 on the same chart.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 73-62 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. The Cougars got 11 points from Danrad Knowles, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 73-62 final on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 71-64 loser on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist suffered a 71-64 loss against Temple on Sunday, getting 18 points from Markus Kennedy in a losing effort at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 154 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.84 per game. That compares with Southern Methodist’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Methodist is college basketball's No. 243-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 156 with 5.76 per game.

A few Cougars at Mustangs trends to consider:
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
Southern Methodist is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Central Florida, Saturday, February 22nd
Southern Methodist at Connecticut, Sunday, February 23rd