Houston vs SMU: College Basketball will play the No. 20th-ranked team on the roadThe Tar Heels were blown out in their last game. Louisville went into the Dean Smith Center and beat up SMU 83-62. Houston is coming off a 69-66 win against .
Event: College Basketball
Team: Houston vs SMU
Date: Thursday 17 January, 2019
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Houston. The Wildcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The road team is 0-4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. SMU. The Sooners are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The underdog is 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight meetings. Prediction. Houston is excellent defensively, but are offensively challenged.
College basketball point spread: The Tar Heels opened as 17-point favorites; the total is at 155, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.
Saturday’s game against the Cardinals was the worst performance of the year for the Tar Heels, seeing that it was at home in a game they were favored in. The Tar Heels came out flat and fell behind from the start, never fully recovering and never leading in the game once.
Houston had lost three straight and four of five before coming up with the win over SMU State. Now, the Wildcats have to go on the road and deal with the Sooners. Houston erased a 6-3 halftime deficit by outscoring SMU State 28-6 in the second half en route to the win.
He said his goal in his younger days after a bad game was to make as many players “throw up” as much as possible. But these days, Williams said, he takes a more measured approach.
“We gotta bounce back against Houston,” Williams said Monday. “We know we’re going to face a zone defense, so we’ve got to shoot the ball better than we have been.”
The Tar Heels have not had many great shooting performances this season. They have made half of their shots only once in their last 11 games. So they’ll likely have to rely on their defense to win tough games.
The Tar Heels shot 13.6 percent from behind the 3-point line, and 34.5 percent from the floor overall against Louisville. It was a game that they had needed to win ugly. But the Tar Heels turned it over 14 times, and their defense did not provide much help.
Houston coach Bruce Weber is looking for consistency out of his team.That’s what I’ve talked about,” Weber told reporters Monday. “‘You got yourself back in the race, tied for third place in the league from last place. Now, where are you going to go?’