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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Cincinnati Bearcats in Battle with Southern Methodist Mustangs

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Southern Methodist when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Methodist Mustangs opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats sport a record of 21-9 and 13-15-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs have 25-4 and 12-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-17-1 for the Cincinnati Bearcats and 12-13 for the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 18-rated Southern Methodist Mustangs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 149-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs defense ranks No. 16 allowing on average 63.52 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 43.43% so far, less than the Cincinnati Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.03% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Mustangs and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Connecticut was handed a 80-54 defeat on Thursday at Moody Coliseum.

The Bearcats got 19 points from Troy Caupain, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 69-56 final on Thursday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home