Houston at SMU - 11/5/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

SMU Mustangs (4-4) vs Houston Cougars (5-3)

Game Info: Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)

Betting Odds: SMU Mustangs -3 -- Over/Under: 65.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Cougars will play the SMU Mustangs in an AAC Game on Saturday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The Houston Cougars are 5-3 (3-1) this season after they defeated South Florida by a score of 42-27 in their last game. Houston gained 490 total yards and went 7-11 on third down attempts in the game. The Houston offense is averaging 33.3 points per game with 276.9 passing yards per game and 141.8 rushing yards per game. Clayton Tune has thrown for 2,208 yards, 21 touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also rushing for 275 yards and three touchdowns for Houston. Brandon Campbell has rushed for 359 yards and three touchdowns, while Nathaniel Dell has caught 60 passes for 739 yards and 10 scores for Houston. The Houston defense is giving up 31.1 points per game and 404.9 yards per game.

The SMU Mustangs are 4-4 (2-2) this season after they defeated Tulsa by a score of 45-34 in their last game. SMU gained 468 total yards and went 8-16 on third down attempts in the win. The SMU offense is averaging 35.6 points per game with 325 passing yards per game and 133.6 rushing yards per game. Tanner Mordecai (probable) has thrown for 2,121 yards, 16 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Mustangs this season. Velton Gardner has rushed for 277 yards and one touchdown, while Rashee Rice has caught 62 passes for 982 yards and six scores for SMU. The SMU defense is allowing 30 points per game and 421.4 yards per game.

Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-1 in Houston’s last 8 games. SMU is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 November games. The over is 5-2 in SMU’s last 7 home games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

This should be a very entertaining game between two teams that like to score points and play poor defense. Houston has won three games in a row, while SMU has won two of their last three games. This should be a shootout with both teams in the 30’s at least. I like the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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