Houston vs. Southern Methodist Prediction
The Houston Cougars are playing with a ton of confidence right now and head into today's matchup at Southern Methodist as a two-touchdown favorite. Can Houston will decisively enough on the road to cover the soread?
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cougars are a 14-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 70.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Houston. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the up-to-date info.
King having monster year
Cougars quarterback D'Eriq King is enjoying a fantastic season as he is a dual threat for his 7-1 squad. King is 169-of-262 through the air for 2,403 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interception. He has also rushed 69 times for 413 yards and 11 touchdowns. Patrick Carr has 81 carries for 475 yards and two scores. Marquez Stevenson is King's top threat in the passing game with 46 receptions for 719 yards and eight scores. He has also rushed seven times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Courtney Lark has 32 catches for 509 yards and five TDs. Keith Corbin has 27 receptions for 509 yards and seven touchdowns.
Proche big-play threat in passing game
Wide receiver James Proche has racked up 55 receptions for 691 yards and eight touchdowns for 3-5 Southern Methodist. Ben Hicks is 106-of-199 passing for 1,325 yards with 11 touchdowns and four INTs. Braeden West has 105 carries for 479 yards and five touchdowns. Reggie Roberson Jr. has 28 receptions for 463 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cougars are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games on field turf. The road team is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Mustangs are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last five November games.
Southern Methodist has played three ranked teams this season and lost each of them by at least 25 points. Houston isn't ranked right now, but is knocking on the door and probably will be with another victory. Look for the Cougars to steamroll another opponent as their offense is seemingly unstoppable right now and as long as it takes care of Proche, there isn't a lot to be nervous about with the SMU offense. Give the points tonight.
PREDICTION: HOUSTON COUGARS -14