Against The Spread Pick
Coming into the season, the Houston Cougars had high expectations for the year, but they have almost tanked in a way and it has led to some big troubles. Senior quarterback D’Eriq King decided to redshirt and come back next season, which has created uncertainty on the offense. They have become a run-first team and they have really struggled at times. In their last game against UConn, they only managed to score 24 points and although they won, that is a disappointing result. SMU has been able to move the ball and score against everyone they have played and they should have no issue winning this game and cover the spread.
Over Under Pick
The total in this game is set at 67 and it’s going to come down to how many points Houston can put on the board because SMU is going to run up the score. SMU is averaging 44 points per game while giving up 27.3 on the defensive side. SMU should have no issue scoring 45 points in this game which means Houston needs to score 22 to cover this over. The over is 7-2 in HOU last 9 conference games. The over is 9-4-1 in HOU last 14 games overall. This is a lean with the under being the stronger play.