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Southern Methodist TCU Betting Preview

TCU Horned FrogsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
11-21November 08, 2013, 07:30 | American Airlines Center15-17

Southern Methodist will look to improve on its 15-17 record on Friday when they host TCU in NCAA basketball odds action at American Airlines Center.

The Mustangs sit at 15-17 (16-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Horned Frogs are currently 11-21 (8-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 10-12-1 OU, and TCU is 13-12 OU.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting TCU before tip-off in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Mustangs - Horned Frogs odds would favor the Mustangs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Methodist is rated No. 264 in the current Odds Shark poll, while TCU is at No. 318.

TCU was a 70-57 loser in its last match on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. TCU got 11 points from Connell Crossland but lost anyway, 70-57, to Texas on Wednesday at Sprint Center.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 53-52 result against UAB on March 13. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Jalen Jones scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 53-52 to UAB at BOK Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 204 in NCAA hoops at 31.91 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 150 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 3.53 per game, while TCU rates No. 242 at 3.66 per game.

A few Horned Frogs at Mustangs trends to consider:
TCU is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of TCU's last 5 games on the road
TCU is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games at home
Southern Methodist is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against TCU

Next up:
TCU home to Longwood, Tuesday, November 12th
Southern Methodist at Rhode Island, Monday, November 11th