Houston Cougars vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs - 2/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (18-1) at Houston Cougars (15-6)
College Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars +5.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Cougars will host the SMU Mustangs this Monday.
The Houston Cougars come into this game with a 15-6 record and are currently 5th in the American Conference. The Cougars have won their past 2 games against Tulsa and East Carolina. Through 21 games this season the leading scorer for the Cougars has been Rob Gray Jr. who is averaging 17.3 points per game and 2.1 rebounds. Devonta Pollard is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and 5.6 rebounds.
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The SMU Mustangs come into this game ranked 8th in the nation with a 19-1 record and are currently 1st in the American Conference. The Mustangs are coming off of a 80-68 win over Memphis. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Mustangs has been Nic Moore who is averaging 15.7 points per game and 4.9 assists. Ben Moore is second on the team with 12.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.
SMU is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games following a against the spread win. The Mustangs are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Houston is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games. The Cougars are 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games following a win.
The Houston Cougars have won their past 2 games this season and have been playing very well lately. SMU has established themselves as one of the best teams in the nation. I think Houston gives SMU all they can handle but SMU pulls this game out late.