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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies College Basketball Betting Preview

XL Center will host Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Methodist Mustangs before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies sport a record of 18-7 and 10-11-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs have 21-3 and 9-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-12-1 for the Connecticut Huskies and 11-9 for the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Connecticut Huskies rated this week at No. 38 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs sitting at No. 32.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Methodist is ranked No. 41 in NCAA basketball at 39.46 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut's No. 116 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 152-ranked team in the country at 6.84 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 160 at 6.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nic Moore scored 25 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Southern Methodist over Gonzaga, 69-60, on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

The Huskies got 14 points from Omar Calhoun as Connecticut ran past Tulsa 75-73 on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
  • Connecticut is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut's last 10 games
  • Connecticut is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to East Carolina, Sunday, February 21st
Connecticut at Cincinnati, Saturday, February 20th