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Southern Methodist Mustangs Face the Houston Cougars: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Houston Cougars host Southern Methodist on Monday, looking to build on their 15-6 mark against the 18-1 Mustangs in college basketball betting action at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars betting line opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 15-6 and 8-7-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs have 18-1 and 6-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7 for the Houston Cougars and 9-6 for the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 90 (Houston) and the No. 67 (Southern Methodist) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs rank No. 27 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.75 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 42 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 142-ranked team at 6.95 per game, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs rate No. 174 with 6.35 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mustangs got 22 points from Nic Moore as Southern Methodist ran past Memphis 80-68 on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

Rob Gray Jr. went off for 31 points and added 1 rebounds for good measure, leading Houston to a 97-93 win over East Carolina on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games
  • Southern Methodist is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist at South Florida, Sunday, February 7th
Houston at Tulsa, Sunday, February 7th