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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies College Basketball Betting Preview

The Connecticut Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Southern Methodist Mustangs pay a visit to XL Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Methodist Mustangs before tip-off in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Connecticut Huskies battles the Southern Methodist Mustangs, currently sitting with a 24-4 mark (17-5-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-11 for the Connecticut Huskies and 11-12 for the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

The Connecticut Huskies sit at No. 80 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 232-ranked scoring average of 67.7 PPG, against a Southern Methodist Mustangs defense rated No. 3 and allowing 58.89 PPG. The Connecticut Huskies FG% has averaged 43.67% to date this season, less than the Southern Methodist Mustangs shooters have managed so far (46.09% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 18 points from Jalen Adams, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 75-70 final on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Connecticut's last 9 games
  • Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Tulsa, Thursday, March 2nd
Connecticut at East Carolina, Wednesday, March 1st