SMU vs. Houston Prediction

Can Houston pull off the upset vs. SMU? College Hoops Picks 2/18/17

Can Houston pull off the upset this evening against SMU when the AAC rivals clash at 6:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cougars are 2-point home underdogs versus the Mustangs while the over/under currently sits at 130 points. The point spread hasn't moved off the original number, but the total has climbed from 129 up to 130.

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The Mustangs have won nine of their last 10 games and are 8-1-1 against the spread during that same 10-game stretch. They've been one of the better ATS teams in the nation this year, covering in 16 of their 21 lined games, which includes a 6-2 ATS mark on the road. As for the Cougars, they're 6-4 over their last 10 games and 5-5 against the spread during that stretch. They're 11-10 against the spread in their 21 lined games this season and 4-5-1 ATS at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The home team is 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings between these two teams while the underdog is 5-2 against the number in the last seven meetings. The Mustangs have also been a poor play against the Cougars, failing to cover in eight of their last 11 games overall versus Houston, and four of their last five games at Hofheinz Pavilion.

 

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