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Houston Cougars vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Methodist Mustangs (19-5) at Houston Cougars (9-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)

The Line: Houston Cougars +10.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Houston Cougars will be hosting their Conference rival the SMU Mustangs on Thursday night.

The Houston Cougars are sitting in 10th place in the American Conference right now, as the Cougars hold a record of 9-13 on the season.  The Cougars are one of the worst shooting teams in the nation this season, as the Cougs are shooting just over 38 percent on the season, which is absolutely pitiful and embarrassing.  Houston, due to their lack of shooting is managing just 65.2 points per outing this year, which considering that percentage may not be too bad after all.  The Cougars are just 2-8 overall in their last ten games, and in their last outing, Houston fell to Tulsa 57-44.

Houston Cougars vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The SMU Mustangs are playing some solid ball this season; as the Mustangs are sitting in second place in the American Conference, and the’Stangs have a record of 19-5 on the year.  The Mustangs are shooting the ball well this season, hitting nearly 49 percent of their shots on the season, and the Mustangs are also solid on the boards, grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game on average.  SMU has been on a tear lately, winning nine out of their last ten heading into this meeting with the Cougars.

SMU is 10-8-3 against the spread this season overall, while the Cougars are 6-9 against he spread on the season. 

I have to take SMU here.  This number has dropped a bit, and if you are thinking of playing the Mustangs here, you may want to watch this number closely, to make sure it doesn’t start climbing the opposite direction.  I just don’t see anything that can make me take the Cougars, and even though I hate giving double-digit points on the road, the Mustangs are the only side I could see taking here. 

 

 

 

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SMU -10.5

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