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    The No. 2 Houston Cougars (14-1, 2-0 AAC) are heavily favored (by 21 points) to extend a three-game home win streak when they host the SMU Mustangs (6-8, 1-0 AAC) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under is 130.5 in the matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Mustangs

    • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Arena: Fertitta Center
    Houston vs SMU Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -21 130.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has been the moneyline favorite 11 times this season. They’ve finished 10-1 in those games.
    • The Cougars have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -5714 or shorter.
    • The Cougars’ ATS record is 10-5-0 this season.
    • Houston’s average point total in outings this year is 125.9, 4.6 points less than the over/under in this game.

    SMU Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, SMU has been the underdog seven times and won two of those games.
    • The Mustangs have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +1775.
    • The Mustangs are 6-7-1 ATS this season.
    • The average over/under in SMU’s games this season is 9.5 more points than the point total of 130.5 in this outing.

    Houston vs. SMU Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG SMU AVG SMU Rank
    129th 75 Points Scored 69.9 230th
    1st 50.9 Points Allowed 70.1 223rd
    23rd 37.1 Rebounds 32.6 184th
    5th 12.4 Off. Rebounds 7.4 292nd
    207th 7.3 3pt Made 6.4 277th
    102nd 14.6 Assists 12.5 257th
    12th 9.9 Turnovers 11.9 124th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • The Cougars scoring leader is Marcus Sasser, who averages 15.9 per contest to go with 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
    • Houston’s leading rebounder is J’wan Roberts averaging 7.1 boards per game and its best passer is Jamal Shead and his 5.5 assists per game.
    • Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    SMU Mustangs Leaders

    • Zhruic Phelps’ points (18.4 per game) and assists (2.6 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Mustangs’ leaderboards.
    • Samuell Williamson is at the top of the SMU rebounding leaderboard with 7.2 rebounds per game. He also racks up 9 points and adds 2.4 assists per game.
    • Zach Nutall is reliable from three-point range and leads the Mustangs with 1.9 made threes per game.

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