SMU vs. UConn Prediction
Will the SMU Mustangs cover the spread as a road favorite tonight when they visit the UConn Huskies at 7:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: SMU. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mustangs are 6-point road favorites to beat the Huskies, who opened as 4.5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 130.5 points after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: SMU. As of Thursday morning, 85% of betting tickets and 97% of money wagered on this game is on the Mustangs to cover the spread. That information is subject to change throughout the course of the day, however, so make sure to use the link provided to ensure the most up-to-date public betting figures.
Who We Like: SMU. The Mustangs have covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams while the favorite is a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five meetings. SMU has also covered in six of its last eight games following an ATS loss, is 20-8 at the betting window in its last 28 games when facing an opponent with a winning record, and has cashed in eight of its last nine games played on Thursday.
On the other side, the Huskies are just 7-15 against the spread in their last 22 games. They're also an abysmal 8-22 against the number in their last 30 home games, are 8-18 at the betting window in their last 26 games coming off an ATS loss, and are 6-20 against the number in their last 26 games following a straight up loss.
THURSDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: SMU MUSTANGS -6