Houston vs. SMU - 10/24/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston vs. SMU - 10/24/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Houston vs. SMU

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM (TDECU Stadium)

SMU -13.5 . Total 66.5

TV: ESPN

The 16th ranked SMU Mustangs travel to play the host Houston Cougars.  SMU enters this contest with a 7-0 record and a 3-0 record in AAC play.  The Mustangs are coming off a 45-21 win over the Temple Owls. Houston enters this home game with a 3-4 record and a 1-2 record in AAC play.  The Cougars are coming off a 24-17 road win at UConn. 

SMU quarterback Shane Buechele was 30/53 for 457 yds, 6 TD's, and 1 INT. Reggie Roberson had a day himself, he led the receivers with 8 receptions, 250 yds, and added 3 TD's.  Xavier Jones totaled 105 yds rushing. On the season Buechele has thrown for 2,122 yds while completing 162/250 passes.  He has a TD/INT ratio of 18/6. Roberson has 795 yds and 6 recieving touchdowns on the year.  James Proche has contributed 54 receptions.

Houston freshman quarterback Logan Holgorsen, the son of head coach Dana Holgorsen, made his first start of his career. Holgorsen was 7/15 for 123 yds and 1 touchdown.  His loan touchdown came on a 58 yd pass play to Jeremy Singleton. Singleton on the day had 2 receptions, 103 yds, and the touchdown.  Running back Kyle Porter added 68 yds rushing and a touchdown. 

Betting Trends:

SMU is 5-4 ATS as an away team since 2018.

SMU is 6-1 ATS this season.

The over is 7-0 in SMU games this season.

Houston is 3-1-1 ATS against ranked opponents since 2018.

Houston is 3-1-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

The over is 3-3-1 in Houston games this season.

SMU enters this contest on a role and ranked 16th this season.  SMU is coming off a commanding win against a pretty solid Temple team, while Houston squeaked out a win against a UConn, a team that has struggled.  SMU has been great ATS this season and should not have any issue beating Houston by at least 2 touchdowns. Final score prediction, SMU wins and covers 37-20. 

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Chris’s Pick SMU -13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.