SMU Mustangs vs. Houston Cougars, American Athletic Conference game. The number one of the conference are still struggling to enter the AP poll this month before the start of the finals. Apparently this could be an easy game against SMU, due to the poor result that the Mustangs have had in the conference. For the Mustangs the season is negative in both records. The Mustangs have not been able to recover and may lose another position within the conference.
Houston Cougars: Looking for the top ten.
The Cougars are 12 in the nation according to the AP Poll after losing four positions in the poll. But the Cougars have had a season of very good performance, so far the overall record is 27-2, one of the best records in the NCAABK. The Cougars are also powerful at the conference and share the first place with Cincinnati at 14-2. The only two defeats in the conference were against Temple 69-73 and in the last game against Central Florida 64-69. The home record is 18-1.
At home the Cougars are scoring an average of 75.7 points per game, 26.21 FG points, 69.9% free throw shots, 8.53 three pointers and 14.37 assists. The defense allows up to 60.3 points per game, 20.53 FG points with 6.42 three pointers.
The ATS record is 11-7-1, against the conference rivals the record is 3-3 in the last games. The Cougars have been favorites during all home games this season. The average points are -14.4 in the spread this season.
SMU Mustangs: No future in the conference.
The Mustangs have a negative record in the conference with five wins and eleven defeats, the team shares the ninth place with Connecticut. The other problem of the Mustangs is the negative record in the season with 13-15. In the last five games on the road they were all defeats against conference rivals: Memphis, Wichita, Cincinnati, Temple, Central Florida. The record on the road is negative with just two wins in eight games, currently the team has six consecutive defeats.
On the Mustangs are scoring an average of 69.1 points per game, 25.12 FG points, 69.6% free throw shots, 8.00 three pointers with 11.75 assists. The defense averages 79 points on the road, 27.88 FG points and 8.50 three pointers.
The ATS record 2-5-1, in the last four games just saved a game against Cinncinati to keep +11.5 points in the spread. In the last four 1-2-1. The average line on the road is +2.8 so far. Only once in the season were favorites against Tulane.
My Free Pick & Prediction for SMU Mustangs vs. Houston Cougars 03/07/2019 is: take the Houston Cougars -8.0 (Point Spread).
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