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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 10/24/2019 Picks, Predictions and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 10/24/2019 – The Houston Cougars host the Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs Thursday but may need more than home-field advantage to win. Sportsbooks pick the Mustangs to win and keep their unblemished record. The Cougars do have a vested interest, racking up wins to hopefully make it to the bowl game. Houston will have to find a way to stop the SMU offensive machine if they are to defy the odds from internet betting sites. They need to find a way to put up a good defense, something that has been non-existent. The Cougars do have a decent rush defense. However, this may not be enough against the rampaging Mustangs.
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars 10/24/2019
Southern Methodist Mustangs
The Southern Methodist Mustangs are rolling and momentum remains on their side. They are coming off a romp against the Temple Owls. At the rate they are going, there is no question SMU will win the American Athletic Conference (AAC). SMU has been dominating on offense with an average of 521.1 total yards per game. The Mustangs have outscored opponents by a margin of 17 points and have just been unstoppable. Aside from that, they are also getting it done on the defensive end. So far, SMU has allowed only an average of 370 yards per game.
Players to watch: Shane Buechele QB 162 CMP 250 ATT 2,122 YDS 64.8 CMP% 8.5 AVG 75 LNG 18 TD 6 INT; Xavier Jones RB 143 ATT 751 YDS 5.3 AVG 51 LNG; Ke’Mon Freeman RB 75 ATT 254 YDS 3.4 AVG 20 LNG; Reggie Roberson Jr. WR 42 REC 795 YDS 18.9 AVG 75 LNG; James Proche WR 54 REC 609 YDS 11.3 AVG 39 LNG
Unless they can get something going, the Cougars will be in for a long game. Houston totes a 3-4 record after barely beating the UConn Huskies, 24-17. They are 1-2 in the AAC and have been struggling on both ends. They average only 30.9 points per game. Critics feel that their offense is one-dimensional. Their running game is holding up, averaging 223.4 yards per game. However, they need to focus on limiting the Mustangs on the defensive end. They have been woeful in that aspect, allowing 470.3 yards and 299.9 passing yards per game.
Players to watch: D’Eriq King QB 58 CMP 110 ATT 663 YDS 52.7 CMP% 6 AVG 75 LNG 6 TD 2 INT; Kyle Porter RB 81 ATT 448 YDS 5.5 AVG 33 LNG; Patrick Carr RB 47 ATT 301 YDS 6.4 AVG 68 LNG; Marquez Stevenson WR 29 REC 445 YDS 15.3 AVG 75 LNG; Jeremy Singleton WR 11 REC 224 YDS 20.4 AVG 58 LNG
Southern Methodist Mustangs
Mustangs is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Cougars is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
Online betting sites USA favor the SMU Mustangs to prevail over the Houston Cougars this Thursday. The Mustangs are predicted to win via a score of 43.4-22.8 covering the spread and total going over.