CFB Week 8 Picks: SMU at Houston Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 24 October 2009 12:36
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SMU at Houston

Case Keenum looks to build on his Heisman resume Saturday when No. 17 Houston hosts SMU at 7:30PM ET from Robertson Stadium.

Bet SMU at Houston
Houston has won six of the last seven against the Mustangs and are 5-1 on the season and 4-1 against the spread, with the lone letdown coming in a 58-41 loss to UTEP. Keenum has been brilliant throughout the season, leading the nation in passing yards with 2,501 and passing touchdowns with 19. Four different Houston receivers have over 380 yards receiving, with Tyron Carrier catching 40 passes for 483 yards and four scores while James Cleveland has caught 45 passes for 474 yards and six touchdowns. Bryce Beall has 437 yards rushing and five touchdowns as well for Houston. The Cougars lead the country in yards per-game at 560.3 and are third in the nation in points per-game at 40.8. On defense, Houston is giving up 448.2 yards per-game, including a total of 1,336 yards rushing.

SMU is 3-3 on the season and 4-1 against the spread. The Mustangs have lost three of their last four, with the lone win coming against East Carolina, 28-21. Bo Levi Mitchell has thrown for 1,685 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season, but has 10 interceptions. Emmanuel Sanders has caught 53 passes for 581 yards and two touchdowns while Shawnbrey McNeal has 500 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Defensively, SMU allows 30.7 points and 393 yards per-game on the season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Houston 16.5-point home favorites over SMU on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 68.5.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

SMU is 6-3 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992

HOUSTON is 6-2 straight up against SMU since 1992

3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

SMU is 2-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons 

HOUSTON is 2-0 straight up against SMU over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at HOUSTON since 1992

SMU is 4-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992

HOUSTON is 3-1 straight up against SMU since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons.

SMU is 1-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons 

HOUSTON is 1-0 straight up against SMU over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
SMU

No significant injuries.

HOUSTON

No significant injuries.
SMU at Houston Current Odds
SMU Mustangs +16.5 Over 68.5 (+600)

Houston Cougars -16.5 Under 68.5 (-945)
Bet SMU at Houston
Posted: 10/24/09 5:36PM ET

 

 

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