Houston vs SMU: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 31, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 31, 2021

Cameron Tyson leads the No. 6 Houston Cougars (14-1) against the SMU Mustangs (9-3) after putting up 31 points in an 83-60 win over Tulane. The Mustangs are 10-point underdogs in the game on Sunday, January 31, 2021, which starts at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. The point total in the matchup is set at 139.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 31, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Houston Betting Information

  • Houston has an 11-4 record ATS this year.
  • The Cougars are 7-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 10-point favorite.
  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 6 of 15 games this season (40%).
  • The Cougars beat Tulane 83-60 and covered the spread as 15.5-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 126.5 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Tyson put up a team-high 31 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Houston Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Quentin Grimes 14 17.6 6.7 2.3 1.4 0.1 2.6
Marcus Sasser 13 15.3 2.1 1.9 1.2 0.0 3.2
DeJon Jarreau 15 8.6 5.7 3.9 1.3 0.4 0.7
Tramon Mark 15 8.5 3.1 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.7
Justin Gorham 15 7.7 9.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7

SMU Betting Information

  • In their games this season, the Mustangs have come up with an even record of 5-5-1 ATS.
  • The Mustangs manage a 3-1 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 10-point underdog.
  • SMU and its opponents have typically hit the over this season, doing so in 63.6% (7) of its 11 games played.
  • The Mustangs knocked off Memphis 67-65 in their last game on Thursday. Feron Hunt put up a team-high 17 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 4 points and didn’t cover the spread, and the teams combined to fall short of the 142.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

SMU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kendric Davis 12 17.3 4.5 7.7 1.5 0.1 1.2
Feron Hunt 12 12.4 8.0 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.3
Emmanuel Bandoumel 12 12.2 3.0 1.7 0.5 0.3 2.0
Ethan Chargois 12 10.2 5.7 3.1 1.2 0.3 1.4
Darius McNeill 10 7.7 2.8 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.4

Total Facts

  • In Houston’s matchups this season, the Cougars and their opponents have exceeded Sunday’s point total of 139 points four times (26.7% of opportunities).
  • Eight SMU games this year (66.7% of its matchups) finished with a final total greater than Sunday’s over/under of 139 points.
  • The over/under for the game of 139 is 12.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Cougars (74.4 points per game) and the Mustangs (77.5 points per game).
  • The 124 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 15 fewer than the 139 total in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Cougars games is 130.9 points, 8.1 fewer than the over/under of 139 points for this contest.
  • Mustangs games have a total points bet of 145 points this season, six points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Houston SMU -1 135 -122 +100 Regular Season 74-60 HOU
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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