SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 01/31/2021 Predictions, NCAAB Previews & Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 01/31/2021 – The Houston Cougars have only one defeat for this season and have no intent on adding another really soon. They will be going up against the visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs for the last day of January this Sunday. The tip-off begins at 1:00 p.m. in the closed-door location of the Fertitta Center located in Houston, Texas. ESPN is going to be the broadcast partner and the same television feed can be seen through SofaScore. The Houston Cougars are coming in this game as the heavy favorites by College Basketball Spreads to win over the SMU Mustangs.
SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 01/31/2021
The SMU Mustangs have managed to keep a winning record and will be entering this game with a record of 9-3 and winning three of their last four. The team started the season winning six consecutive matches and their schedule has been getting tighter and top teams in the NCAA are in their schedule. Their most recent match was against the Memphis Tigers and both teams split their last two games winning a game each. Feron Hunt stepped up with 17 points and five rebounds while Kendric Davis shot 2-13 from the field. He got help from Emmanuel Bandoumel doing 15 points while Ethan Chargois chipped in with 13.
Players to Watch: K. Davis G (GP 12 MIN 33.8 PTS 17.3 REB 4.5 AST 7.7 STL 1.5 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 FG% 47.1 FT% 86.5 3P% 31.1), F. Hunt F (GP 12 MIN 28.9 PTS 12.4 REB 8 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 1 TO 1.7 FG% 55.7 FT% 73.7 3P% 15), E. Bandoumel G (GP 12 MIN 29.7 PTS 12.2 REB 3 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 0.3 TO 1.6 FG% 45.2 FT% 77.8 3P% 41.4).
The Houston Cougars are none sixth in the NCAA Top 25 rankings and they were up two places from last week. This team has only lost once and that was against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane by just a point. Since then, they went on an eight-game winning streak and their most recent match was a 23-point blowout against the Tulane Green Wave. The bench players got a chance to showcase that they are also great players with Cameron Tyson being the best scorer for the team with 31 points and shot a total of nine three-pointers. Tramon Mark followed it up with 16 points while Justin Gorham had 15 boards.
Players to Watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 14 MIN 33.1 PTS 17.6 REB 6.7 AST 2.3 STL 1.4 BLK 0.1 TO 2.1 FG% 38.4 FT% 84.1 3P% 36.3), M. Sasser G (GP 13 MIN 31 PTS 15.3 REB 2.1 AST 1.9 STL 1.2 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 42.1 FT% 85.2 3P% 39.6), C. Mills G (GP 4 MIN 19 PTS 9.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 44.8 FT% 100 3P% 25).
SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Betting Predictions
Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Houston is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
The Houston Cougars are just too deep for the SMU Mustangs to handle. Best Sports Book Online sees that the Cougars will be prevailing and expect the win to reach more than double-digits.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Mustangs for this matchup is +400 while the Cougars are -500 at home.
Spread: A very wide 9.5 points are in between both teams with the Cougars sits on the -9.5 while the Mustangs are +9.5.
Total: The given total for this game is 139.5 with the Mustangs likely to go over and the Cougars are under.
Score Prediction: 81-65, Cougars win.