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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Matchup Report

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
8-10January 21, 2014, 08:00 | Moody Coliseum14-4

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will be trying to slam the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Moody Coliseum in college betting action.

The Mustangs sit at 14-4 (9-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Scarlet Knights are currently 8-10 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 4-10 OU, and Rutgers is 9-7 OU.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Mustangs in this one found them listed as -13.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Scarlet Knights was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 73-rated Mustangs and the No. 198-ranked Scarlet Knights, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 77-55 loser on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Rutgers was run off the court by the Cougars on Sunday as Houston routed them 77-55 at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Southern Methodist won its last outing, a 73-49 result against Hofstra on January 19. They covered in that game as a 18.5-point favorite. Southern Methodist cruised to victory on Sunday, running Hofstra out of the gym and running up a 73-49 score at Moody Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Methodist has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 71.89 PPG. The visiting Scarlet Knights defense ranks No. 220 allowing on average 75.17 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 49.02% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.64% per game.

Next up:
Rutgers home to Connecticut, Saturday, January 25th
Southern Methodist at Houston, Sunday, January 26th