Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/12/2014
Thursday, March 13, 1:00 PM on ESPU, ESP3
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
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The Houston Cougars will be playing the 25th ranked SMU Mustangs in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday. The Cougars visited the Mustangs and went back home losers of a tight game by a score of 68-64. Nic Moore led the Mustangs with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. SMU's bench was vital in this game. On the night the Mustangs' bench scored 31 points and pulled in 21 rebounds. Cannen Cunningham had six points and six rebounds off the bench.
SMU was behind for most of the first half. Houston was shooting well from behind the arc and Danuel House was 3-of-4 from 3-point land in the first five minutes of the game. House finished the night with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Behind House's sharp shooting, Houston built a 14-6 lead right off the bat. SMU slowly got back into this one behind the play of their bench and ended the first half with a 32-30 lead.
The second half was a dog fight until the final minutes of the game. SMU was up by five with less than a minute to go and pushed the lead to nine with the help of clutch free throw shooting. The Cougars couldn't get back in the game at this point.
Houston is 5-5 ATS over their last 10 against SMU
The over is 5-5 in these 10 games
Houston is 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games
SMU is 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report
11/10/13 G Jalen Jones None has left team
Over the last 10 games between Houston and SMU, they've split against the spread going 5-5. However, Houston has covered in four of the last five matchups between the two. Not only has Houston covered well when playing SMU lately but they're 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games and have covered in three of their last four.
SMU is also 6-4 over their last 10 games but are coming off two straight losses ATS and straight up. They'll be looking to advance in the tournament and take out the Cougars on Thursday.
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