SMU vs. Connecticut Pick
No. 17 SMU looks to pick up another AAC win on Saturday when it hits the road to face Connecticut at Noon ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, SMU is favored on the road, as the Mustangs are getting odds of -6 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game is listed at 126 points. SMU has won and covered the spread in six of the last eight in this series, including a 69-49 win at home on Jan. 19.
SMU has won 10 straight coming into today’s game to improve to 24-4 on the season and 14-1 in the AAC. The Mustangs have also been hot at the betting window, going 8-1-1 against the spread during this win streak. SMU is now an impressive 17-5-1 ATS on the season. SMU is averaging 73.1 points per game on offense while allowing 58.9 on defense. Semi Ojeleye is leading the team with 18.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while Sterling Brown is adding 12.2 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Connecticut is coming off a 75-70 loss at Houston which snapped a four-game winning streak. The Huskies are now 14-13 overall and 9-6 in the AAC. They also sit at 10-13 against the spread this season. UConn is averaging 66.7 points per game on offense while allowing 65.1 on defense. When at home, the defense steps us to giving up just 60.4 points per game. Jalen Adams is leading the team with 15 points and 6.6 assists per game while Rodney Purvis is adding 13.3 points per contest.
SMU is rolling along and looks to be the better team today for sure. The Huskies have been playing pretty well as of late, but the Mustangs have too much talent for them. SMU has been able to play consistently on defense, not matter if at home or on the road. SMU does a great job on the glass as well, creating second-chance opportunities that will allow it to cover over UConn today.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SMU -6