The American Athletic Conference’s top team hasn’t lost at home all season and will look to extend its home winning streak to 10 games on Sunday when the No. 6 Houston Cougars host the SMU Mustangs.
Houston (14-1, 9-1) has only lost to Tulsa in conference play, and that loss came in a thrilling one-point game. Quentin Grimes has carried the scoring load for the Cougars and will need to rebound from the poor shooting performance he had the last time he faced SMU. He was just 3-of-11 shooting with 11 points.
SMU (9-3, 5-3) is no slouch but is looking to gain some momentum after securing splitting a two-game series with Memphis earlier this week. The Mustangs rank third in the conference and depend on the scoring and scoring and passing of Kendric Davis. who leads them in points (17.2) and assists (7.7) per game. He tallied 23 points and 8 boards the last time he faced Houston but couldn’t lead his team to a victory.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch SMU vs. Houston on Sunday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Houston -10.5
Point total: 139.5
Money line: SMU +460, Houston -670
- SMU is 1-5 against the spread in their last six, with the total going over in four of those six.
- Houston are 5-0 ATS with the over 3-2 in their last five.
The Best Bet
Houston has won by double-digits in five straight games and topped SMU by 14 despite a poor performance from Grimes earlier in the season. If the Cougars can win on the road with that working against them, they could win by even more the second time around at home.
Pick: Houston -10.5
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