Free Week 6 Prediction: Mustangs vs Cougars Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(4-1) SMU Mustangs vs. Houston Cougars (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue:TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Houston -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63
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This AAC matchup features the surprising Mustangs traveling to face the Cougars.
SMU comes in after a conference win over Uconn, while Houston got a big win over Temple..
The Mustangs offense has been clicking all season long, and Ben Hicks has played at an All-Conference level. The sophomore lit up the Huskie secondary, going 27-37 for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns without an interception thrown.
Hicks is improving as a passer and another big game should be in the works for him. Look for a 300 yard passing performance from the dynamic second year QB.
The three headed monster at running back for SMU put up amazing numbers against UConn.
Xavier Jones is lightning in a bottle, and he ran the ball 13 times for 72 yards and a score. Last year’s main backup Ke’mon Freeman chipped in 8 carries for 69 yards and a score, while last year’s starter Braeden West pitched in 8 carries for 72 yards and a score of his own.
The running game and offensive line face a tough test against All-American Ed Oliver and the Cougs front seven, but I still expect the talented tailbacks to all have good games again.
Trey Quinn had 15 grabs for 116 yards and 2 scores while All-Conference receiver Courtland Sutton hauled in 2 touchdown grabs of his own.
The Mustangs offense is extremely talented and can score at will, so it will be a tough task for Houston to contain all of the playmakers on that side of the ball. A 30 point performance isn’t out of the question.
With Tom Herman leaving for Austin, Houston has still been really good this season although it can’t be considered a CFP contender.
Kyle Postma and the Cougars got a good win against a talented Temple team, as he was 25-36 for 226 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
He was also a threat on the ground as he ran it 15 times for 81 yards. The dual-threat QB should have plenty of opportunities to make plays and I expect him to reach the 400 total yard mark against a poor SMU defense.
Steven Dunbar was the main target for Postma as he caught 6 passes for 78 yards. He still hasn’t found the end zone this season after scoring 5 last year.
This will be the game that breaks his streak and he should also grab 5 passes.
Ed Oliver leads the Houston defense and they stepped up big time against Temple. The All-American defensive tackle helped provide pressure for the secondary, as the team forced 3 interceptions on the day.
They were vulnerable at times against the Owls rushing attack and will look to keep Jones and company under 4 yards per carry. If they can keep SMU under 28 it should be an easy win.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Mustangs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Mustangs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Mustangs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Cougars are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Under is 4-1 in their last 5 meetings in Houston.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
The Mustangs continue to surprise the AAC and get their 5th win of the season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: SMU ATS
The 3 headed monster at running back will help the Mustangs play ball control, and earn the upset.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: SMU 35 – Houston 32
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