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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/3/2021

The SMU Mustangs (6-0) are favored (-1.5) to extend a six-game win streak when they host the No. 5 Houston Cougars (7-1) at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Moody Coliseum. The matchup airs on ESP2. The matchup's over/under is 134.5.

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Betting Information

Houston vs SMU Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -1.5 -110 -110 134.5 -115 -105 -125 105

ATS Records for Houston and SMU

Houston and SMU Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Houston 7-1 6-1 8-0
SMU 6-0 6-0 6-0

Houston Leaders

  • Quentin Grimes leads the Cougars in scoring, putting up 18.5 points per game.
  • Houston is led in rebounding by Justin Gorham's 7.5 rebounds per game and assisting by DeJon Jarreau's 3.3 assists per game .
  • Marcus Sasser is the top three-point shooter for the Cougars, connecting on 3.2 per game.
  • Sasser leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. J'wan Roberts collects 1.3 blocks an outing to pace Houston.

SMU Leaders

  • Kendric Davis has the top spot on the Mustangs scoring and assist lists, tallying 19.2 points and 7.2 assists per game.
  • The Mustangs leading rebounder is Ethan Chargois with 7.7 per game. He also scores 11.5 points per game.
  • Emmanuel Bandoumel makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mustangs, cashing in 2.0 treys per game.
  • SMU's Davis has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.8 per game and Feron Hunt is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.

Houston vs SMU: Last 4 Meetings

The Cougars have a 3-1 record in the last four games against the Mustangs. The Cougars and the Mustangs have a tied 1-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Houston vs SMU (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 Houston -1.5 137.5 -126 102 Regular Season 73-72 SMU
1/15/2020 Houston -7.5 138.5 -354 270 Regular Season 71-62 UH
3/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-79 UH
1/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-58 UH

Points Insights

  • The Cougars record 73.6 points per game, 9.3 more points than the 64.3 the Mustangs allow.
  • Houston is 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall when scoring more than 64.3 points.
  • SMU has a 1-0 record against the spread and a 1-0 record overall when giving up more than 73.6 points.
  • The Mustangs put up 28.3 more points per game (84.2) than the Cougars allow their opponents to score (55.9).
  • SMU is 6-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall when it scores more than 55.9 points.
  • Houston's record is 0-0 overall and 0-0 against the spread when it gives up more than 84.2 points to its opponents.
  • The Cougars have out-scored their opponents by a total of 142 points this season (17.7 points per game on average), and the Mustangs have put up 119 more points than their opponents on the year (19.9 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Cougars and the Mustangs rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 39.6 and 40.2 boards per game, respectively.
  • The Mustangs are 4-0 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Cougars are 1-0 when they lose the rebounding battle
  • The Cougars average 13.9 offensive boards per game, more than the Mustangs by 2.7 rebounds per contest.
  • The Cougars are 5-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Mustangs are 2-0 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Both teams tend to win the rebounding battle. Houston records an average rebounding margin of +9.1 rebounds per game. SMU averages a margin of +eight rebounds.
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