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Southern Methodist Mustangs Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Cincinnati Bearcats

The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to improve on a 13-2 record on Sunday when they host the Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAA basketball betting odds action at BB&T Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Southern Methodist Mustangs in this one, their betting line was listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will look to cover the spread vs the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, as the Mustangs are 5-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 7-7 ATS. Southern Methodist is 5-6 against the total, while Cincinnati is 5-9 versus the total betting line.

The Bearcats - Mustangs odds would favor the Bearcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Methodist is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 70 nationally ranked offense (79.2 points per game) against a Southern Methodist Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 5 at 59.81 PPG. The Cincinnati Bearcats have been averaging 47.16% from the field, less than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (47.29% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist got 24 points from Malik Milton but lost anyway, 73-70, to Tulane on Thursday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Cincinnati earned a 55-53 victory over Temple on Thursday, getting 18 points from Kyle Washington at Liacouras Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Temple, Wednesday, January 10th
Cincinnati at South Florida, Saturday, January 13th