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.
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
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
- 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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