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SMU at Houston 1/15/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Odds & Info

Game Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Fertitta Center Fertitta Center, 3422, Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77004, USA
Latest odds
HOU -8 O/U 142
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SMU is coming into this game after recently being upset by the East Carolina team with a 71-68 loss. The SMU team with the loss ended up dropping their record to 2-1 in the conference, but also to 12-3 overall in what had been a magical season for the Mustangs.

Offensively the Mustangs have been playing decent with 77.7 points a game being scored. The Mustangs have allowed only 68.1 points a game on the year. When it comes to rebounding SMU has pulled down 39.5 boards a game, but have ended up getting 16.8 assist a game.

Houston is looking to pull off what could be win in a classic battle here. The Cougars are sitting on a 12-4 record overall. However, when it comes to playing in the American so far the Cougars have been able to get a 2-1 record on the year. The last game that the Cougars had on the court was a low scoring loss to Tulsa for a 63-61 game.

This year the Cougars have ended up getting 76.3 points per game scored on the year. When it comes to playing defense the Cougars are in the top 100 giving up only 65.7 points per game. Houston has been really good at sucking up the loose shots with 43 boards per game, but the Cougars have ended up getting 13.7 assist a game.

    Recent Betting Trends

    • Southern Methodist are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
    • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games.
    • Houston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games.

    Free NCAAB Pick:

    SMU Mustangs +8

    Houston is playing at home in this game and the Cougars have a decent offense that has really controlled a lot of the games. SMU has a good offense as well, but proved that they can be upset just like Houston was. The difference is the Houston defense is playing slightly better and in this game, which will turn into a defensive struggle the game will tip to the Cougars defense. Final Score Prediction, Houston Cougars win but do not cover ATS 68-65.

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