Houston vs SMU: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 3, 2021

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

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 3, 2021, 1:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Houston Betting Information

  • Houston is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 5-3.
  • The Cougars are 4-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2-point favorite.
  • The Cougars and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 3 of 8 games this season (37.5%).

Houston Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Quentin Grimes 8 18.5 7.3 2.3 1.4 0.3 2.3
Marcus Sasser 6 15.0 2.3 1.8 1.5 0.0 3.2
Tramon Mark 8 10.1 3.1 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.6
Caleb Mills 4 9.8 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.3
DeJon Jarreau 8 8.5 5.5 3.3 1.3 0.4 0.8
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SMU Betting Information

  • The Mustangs have outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 4-0-1.
  • As at least a 2-point underdog, the Mustangs tend to cover the spread with a 3-0-1 record against the spread.
  • Three of the Mustangs five games (60%) this season have been over the over/under.

SMU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kendric Davis 6 19.2 4.3 7.2 1.8 0.0 1.7
Emmanuel Bandoumel 6 12.8 2.7 2.2 0.7 0.3 2.0
Feron Hunt 6 12.0 7.5 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.3
Ethan Chargois 6 11.5 7.7 3.0 1.3 0.5 1.2
Darius McNeill 5 10.4 3.4 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.8
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Total Facts

  • In 66.7% of SMU’s games this season (4 of 6), the total points scored was more than Sunday’s 137-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 157.8 points per game, 20.8 points more than the total of 137 for this game.
  • This matchup’s point total is 16.8 fewer points than the 120.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Cougars games is 7.5 points fewer than the over/under of 137 points in this matchup.
  • Mustangs games have a total points bet of 148.5 points this season, 11.5 points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

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

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