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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 01/03/2021 Previews, NCAAB Spread & Game Analysis
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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 01/03/2021 – Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas will play host to Houston Cougars and SMU Mustangs as they battle in an American Athletic Conference play. The Cougars are holding a 2-1 conference record and are 7-1 with their overall play. Houston will look forward to defending themselves against a strong Mustang squad. SMU Mustangs are holding an intact record after winning all six overall games. When it comes to their conference play, the Mustangs won both games played. The top sports betting websites are flourishing with the predictions of this important game.
Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 01/03/2021
Houston Cougars lost their last game against Tulsa Golden Hurricane with a final score of 65-64. It was a close defeat, but the Cougars were unable to get those extra points. The Cougars are up against a powerful Mustang squad and they need to do their best to win this game. Quentin Grimes tossed in 19 points in their defeat with four assists and seven boards. Marcus Sasser was the other notable player to score 14 points and four assists in their loss.
Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 8 MIN 35.3 PTS 18.5 REB 7.3 AST 2.3 STL 1.4 BLK 0.3 TO 2.6 FG% 38.3 FT% 88.4), M. Sasser G (GP 6 MIN 32.3 PTS 15 REB 2.3 AST 1.8 STL 1.5 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 40 FT% 84.6), T. Mark G (GP 8 MIN 21.8 PTS 10.1 REB 3.1 AST 1.5 STL 1.1 BLK 0.1 TO 1.4 FG% 38.6 FT% 72.7).
The Mustangs are yet to lose and they are confident with their current team. SMU Mustangs are holding the top spot in the AAC play and are all set to build on their six-game winning streak. In their last game, they defeated Temple Owls with ease when they scored 79 and gave up 71 in return. The Mustangs had Darius McNeill as their leading scorer with 17 points and four boards. Yor Anei was the second leader in scoring with 14 points.
Players to watch: K. Davis G (GP 6 MIN 31.3 PTS 19.2 REB 4.3 AST 7.2 STL 1.8 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 52.5 FT% 87.5), E. Bandoumel G (GP 6 MIN 29 PTS 12.8 REB 2.7 AST 2.2 STL 0.7 BLK 0.3 TO 2 FG% 45.1 FT% 79.2), F. Hunt F (GP 6 MIN 28.2 PTS 12 REB 7.5 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 2 FG% 58 FT% 70.6).
Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Betting Predictions
Houston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Betting Picks
There is no doubt that the Mustangs are a better team than the Cougars. However, the current basketball odds are in favor of the Cougars to win. Houston defeated some of the tough teams this year and they are all set to win against the Mustangs.
Moneyline: -132 is the ML for the Cougars and +118 is the ML for the Mustangs.
Spread: -2 (-110) is the spread for the Cougars and +2 (-110) is the spread for the Mustangs.
Totals: 137.5 (110) will go over for Houston and the same will go under for the Mustangs.
Score Prediction: 73-68, Cougars win.