SMU vs. Houston Handicapping Pick
American Athletic Conference rivals clash tonight when unranked Houston hosts No. 12 SMU at 8:00PM ET. Will the Cougars cover as a home dog?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Mustangs are 6-point road favorite versus the Cougars while the total has dropped from 143 down to 141. SMU is 19-1 on the year and 7-9 against the spread, while Houston is 15-6 overall and 8-7 at the betting window.
The Cougars gave the Mustangs everything they could handle two weeks ago before SMU eventually pulled away for a 77-73 victory. But the Mustangs didn't cover as a 13-point home favorite in that game and haven't covered in five of their last seven games following a win. Houston, meanwhile, is 8-3 against the number in its last 11 home games and is 4-1 ATS in its last five games versus SMU overall.