Houston vs. SMU Prediction
Will Houston cover the number versus SMU when the teams clash at 7:00PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cougars are 21.5-point road favorites versus the Mustangs while the over/under currently sits at 61 points. While the side hasn't moved off the original number set by oddsmakers, the total opened at 63 and has been bet down two full points to 61.
The Cougars are an impressive 23-5-1 against the spread in their last 29 road games and have covered in six of their last eight games when facing a team with a losing record. They've also covered in seven of their last 10 games overall, are 16-7 at the betting window in their last 23 games played in the month of October, and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win.
As for the Mustangs, they've lost five of seven at home at the betting window, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight conference games, and are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played in the month of October. They've also failed to cover in five of their last seven games against the Cougars.
OUR PREDICTION: Houston has won nine of its last 10 meetings with SMU, scoring at least 30 points in each game. The Mustangs have lost 12 straight games against ranked opponents, losing by an average margin of 27.6 points per game. Since 2014, they also have 15 losses by at least 25 points and already this season they've suffered three losses by at least 25-points. Don't question laying the points with the road favorite here, as Houston should roll to a big victory.
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