[7:07 PM] #11 Houston @ SMU

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#11 Houston: Wins By 20+ Points

Any Other Result


Current odds:

Houston Cougars (-19.5): (TBD)

SMU Mustangs (+19.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Houston as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Houston to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Houston by 21 points.

SMU used a bye week to get healthy before Saturday’s visit from No. 11 Houston. The Mustangs, who have lost three straight, should have several offensive linemen and their backup quarterback available for a matchup with one of the country’s top defenses.

Freshman defensive tackle Ed Oliver leads the Cougar defense with 43 tackles, five pass breakups and 9.5 tackles for loss after a career-high 12 stops last week against Tulsa. Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1,938 passing yards, 11 TDs and team-high 414 rushing yards, six TDs) ranks fourth nationally in total offense (392 yards) while leading a team that has scored at least 33 points in each of its six games. Dillon Birden is coming off a career-best 82 rushing yards and three scores while Linell Bonner bumped his team-leading total to 653 receiving yards with a career-high 13 catches for 97 yards.

Hicks (1,284 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions) had career highs in completions (29), attempts (52) and yards (258) against Tulsa – the first game the offensive line did not allow a sack. Braeden West has a team-high 521 rushing yards and three scores while Courtland Sutton is averaging 98.3 receiving yards with four TDs. SMU is ranked second nationally with 13 interceptions – including four by Jordan Wyatt and Horace Richardson – but is allowing 454.8 yards.

  RB Xavier Jones, who set a SMU freshmen record with 10 rushing touchdowns last year, will likely miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury suffered Oct. 1, coach Chad Morris said this week.

Houston RB Duke Catalon (225 yards in three games) was cleared for full practice Tuesday and could play Saturday after missing three games following a concussion.

SMU is the only FBS school with three players with three or more interceptions (Darrion Millines’ three, Wyatt, Richardson).


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Wins By 20+ Points

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick