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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 02/09/2022 Basketball Betting, Odds and Picks

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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 02/09/2022 Basketball Betting, Odds and Picks

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 02/09/2022 – One of the most exciting games is all set to get underway as the Houston Cougars take on the SMU Mustangs at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas on Wednesday evening. The Houston Cougars are at the top in the American Athletic Conference with an overall record of 20-2. The SMU Mustangs are close at their heels in the second position with a conference record of 7-2 and an overall record of 16-5. While both these teams are playing pretty well overall, the NCAA basketball betting experts are predicting a win for the Houston Cougars in this game.

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 02/09/2022

When:Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 PM ET
Where:Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
TV:ESPN 2
Stream:Sofascore
Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 02/09/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Houston Cougars-8 (-107)138.5 o (-107)-250
SMU Mustangs+8 (-107)138.5 u (-107)+200
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Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars are ranked sixth overall and have a conference score of 9-0 among the American Athletic teams. In their last game, Houston played Cincinnati and won with a final score of 80-58. Fabian White was the lead scorer with 22 points while Jamal Shead contributed 17 points. On average, Kyler Edwards is leading the Cougars in scoring with 13.9 points per game. Josh Carlton is leading the team in rebounds with 6.5 per game. In this season, the Houston Cougars are scoring 77.0 points per game with 46.8 percent from the field.

Players to watch: M. Sasser G (GP 12, MIN 31.9, PTS 17.7, REB 2.8, AST 2.6, STL 2.2, BLK 0.1, TO 2.2, FG% 43.7, FT% 74.4, 3P% 43.7), K. Edwards G (GP 21, MIN 32.3, PTS 13.9, REB 5.9, AST 2.7, STL 0.8, BLK 0.3, TO 1.4, FG% 38.4, FT% 74.6, 3P% 36.8), F. White Jr. F (GP 22, MIN 26.3, PTS 12, REB 5.8, AST 1.3, STL 1, BLK 1.3, TO 1, FG% 48.6, FT% 65.6, 3P% 40.5).

SMU Mustangs

The SMU Mustangs had a pretty good start to the season but have been struggling recently. The last game played by the Mustangs was against Wichita State where SMU lost 72-57. In the game against Wichita State, the lead scorer for the team was Marcus Weathers who dunked 14 points. Overall, the scoring in SMU is led by Kendric Davis with 19.5 points who is also leading the team in assists with 4.7 per game. He is followed by Marcus Weathers with an average of 11.8 points per game and 7.0 rebounds.

Players to watch: K. Davis G (GP 21, MIN 33.8, PTS 19.5, REB 4.1, AST 4.7, STL 1.4, BLK 0, TO 2.6, FG% 44.8, FT% 87.5, 3P% 38.3), M. Weathers F (GP 21, MIN 25.4, PTS 11.8, REB 7, AST 1.8, STL 0.7, BLK 0.8, TO 1.6, FG% 55.6, FT% 75.3, 3P% 38.7), E. Bandoumel G (GP 21, MIN 28.5, PTS 10.5, REB 3.5, AST 1.5, STL 0.5, BLK 0.3, TO 1.5, FG% 37.9, FT% 73.5, 3P% 37.1).

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Betting Predictions

Trends

Houston Cougars

Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games.
Cougars are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Houston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Southern Methodist.
Houston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Southern Methodist.

SMU Mustangs

Southern Methodist are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist’s last 5 games.
Southern Methodist are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Methodist’s last 8 games against Houston.
Southern Methodist are 13-0 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Betting Picks

Summary: The conference scorecard will tell you that both these rivals are pretty strong in their fortes. But the SMU Mustangs have shown some vulnerability lately which the Cougars will take full advantage of. The college basketball betting picks are siding with the Houston Cougars in this game.

Moneyline: -250 is the ML for the Cougars and +200is the ML for the Mustangs.

ATS: A spread of -8 (-107) is out for Houston and a spread of -+8 (-107) is out for SMU.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 138.5 (-107) for the Cougars and the same to go under for the Mustangs.

Score Prediction: 73-55, Cougars win.