Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Mustangs CBB Odds
Looking for Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Mustangs on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Moody Coliseum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Cougars Mustangs matchup.
(16-1) Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs (11-5)
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Moody Coliseum, University Park, SMU
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Houston -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 134½
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Houston is no longer undefeated. It lost at Temple a week ago. The Cougars were never going to go undefeated and aren’t going to dominate the American Athletic, despite the conference not having as much talent as it did a year ago.
But the Coogs did well to come back and topple Wichita State at home, adding the Shockers to the list of teams they have already taken down in the conference: Tulsa and Memphis.
Dejon Jarreau committed to UMass as the #55 recruit in the Class of 2016 and transferred after one year. He’s only played ten games this season after starting the season hurt but is starting to make an impact off the bench for Kelvin Sampson.
Jarreau is scoring nearly nine points per game in less than eighteen minutes. A little scoring pop off the bench is what this team needed because the defensive numbers are elite.
The ‘Stangs have smashed some competition at home this season, especially during the conference slate. They have beaten East Carolina by 28 and Tulsa by 20. They beat Tulane on the road and lost at UConn.
SMU isn’t a better or more complete team than Houston is but it does have some size that could bother Houston with three guys 6’8″ or taller in the short rotation.
There are really only two outside shooters to stretch the floor, though. They are the two top scorers, Jahmal McMurray and Ethan Chargois, who combine to make about 5-for-13 from beyond the arc per game. They are going to have to stay on the floor and shoot well if SMU is to win this one.
CBB Betting Trends:
- HOU are 20-9-2 ATS in their last 31 games overall.
- Over is 11-5 in HOU last 16 Wed. games.
- Under is 48-20-3 in SMU last 71 Wed. games.
Free Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs NCAAB Prediction: SMU holds serve at home.
I simply like the home team in this one. But Houston is the better team.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: SMU ATS.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Houston 67 – SMU 71
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