The sixth-seeded Connecticut Huskies will be looking to knock off a higher seed for the third game in a row on Sunday when they take on the top-seeded SMU Mustangs in the championship game of the AAC Tournament in Hartford.
The Huskies and Mustangs split their two games during the regular season, with SMU winning 73-55 at home as a 6.5-point favorite and Connecticut winning 81-73 at home as a 1.5-point underdog. Both of those regular season matchups turned out to be OVER results at the sportsbooks.
If you were backing the Connecticut Huskies in this one, their betting line was listed as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Southern Methodist Mustangs sit at 26-6 (14-14-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Connecticut Huskies are currently 19-13 (13-19 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Methodist is 14-11-2 OU, and Connecticut is 15-15 OU.
This college basketball game matches up the No. 89 (Southern Methodist) and the No. 68 (Connecticut) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.
How Connecticut Huskies vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist’s No. 78 nationally ranked offense (69.66 points per game) against a Connecticut Huskies defense that sits as the No. 20 at 59.73 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been averaging 48.3% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (44.12% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Huskies grabbed a 47-42 win over the Golden Hurricane on Saturday, behind a 9-point effort from Shaquille Harrison at XL Center.
Southern Methodist earned a 69-56 victory over Temple on Saturday, getting 17 points from Markus Kennedy at XL Center.