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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Week 6 Betting Prediction and Odds

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cougars in Houston at TDECU Stadium on Thursday in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Methodist Mustangs were listed as 21-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 48-20 win for the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars are 4-0 so far on the season, and 3-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Southern Methodist Mustangs, meanwhile, are 1-4 and 3-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Houston go 2-1-1 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs go 4-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Southern Methodist injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Houston Cougars at No. 20 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at No. 123 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 7-ranked offense (45.75 PPG) against a Southern Methodist Mustangs defense that ranks No. 124 at 44.4 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 296.75 yards per game, less than the Southern Methodist Mustangs give up through the air (308.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Southern Methodist Mustangs own the league's No. 112-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 266 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Pirates as East Carolina blasted them 49-23 in Week 5 action.

Greg Ward ran through the Tulsa defense for 182 yards in Houston's last game, handing the Golden Hurricane a 38-24 setback on Saturday at Chapman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 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 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist at South Florida, Saturday, October 24th
Houston at Tulane, Friday, October 16th