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Houston Cougars Host the Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the away Southern Methodist Mustangs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Houston Cougars betting line as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Southern Methodist Mustangs have watched them go 23-4 and 16-5-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Houston Cougars are at 19-7 and 11-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Houston Cougars are 10-11, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs have a 10-12 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 45 (Houston) and the No. 3 (Southern Methodist) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 75.73 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 3 at 58.63 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.08% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist earned a 80-75 victory over Tulane on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jarrey Foster at Moody Coliseum-Dallas.

The Cougars got 28 points from Rob Gray Jr. as Houston ran past Tulsa 73-64 on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist at Connecticut, Saturday, February 25th
Houston at Connecticut, Wednesday, February 22nd