Just tweeted this bad boy out. Love the Cougs tonight.
This is a great buy low, sell high play. Everyone is down on Houston for a number of reasons (D'Eriq King redshirting & players saying the coaches are throwing the season), especially after a poor performance against UConn. During last weeks gambling primer, I predicted Houston would not play well against the Huskies due to a massive look ahead situation, not due to talent. Houston still has the talent edge in this game (54th in 247Sports talent composite vs. SMU's 64th).
The perception on SMU hasn't been this high since the 80s. They deserve it thanks to their undefeated start. However, this is a tough situation for them on the road on a short week against an in-state rival.
I don't see Houston winning this game, but 13 points is a lot for SMU to cover. Give me Dana Holgorsen and the COUGS.
Pick: Houston +13