UCF @ SMU
Current Records: UCF 9-2; SMU 10-3
What to Know
The SMU Mustangs will be returning home after a two-game road trip. SMU and the UCF Knights will face off in an American Athletic battle at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs are out to keep their eight-game home win streak alive.
SMU didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this past Wednesday, but they still walked away with a 74-69 victory. It was another big night for SMU’s guard Kendric Davis, who had 26 points.
Meanwhile, UCF wrapped up 2021 with an 85-71 win over the Michigan Wolverines. UCF relied on the efforts of guard Brandon Mahan, who shot 5-for-7 from downtown and finished with 26 points and seven boards, and guard Darin Green Jr., who shot 7-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points. Green Jr.’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the North Alabama Lions two weeks ago. Green Jr.’s points were the most he has had all year.
The Mustangs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.
Their wins bumped SMU to 10-3 and the Knights to 9-2. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when SMU and UCF clash.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Moody Coliseum — Dallas, Texas
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.44
The Mustangs are a 4-point favorite against the Knights, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mustangs as a 3.5-point favorite.
SMU have won six out of their last ten games against UCF.
- Jan 23, 2021 – SMU 78 vs. UCF 65
- Mar 04, 2020 – UCF 61 vs. SMU 58
- Jan 08, 2020 – SMU 81 vs. UCF 74
- Feb 24, 2019 – UCF 95 vs. SMU 48
- Feb 10, 2019 – UCF 71 vs. SMU 65
- Feb 17, 2018 – UCF 52 vs. SMU 37
- Dec 27, 2017 – SMU 56 vs. UCF 51
- Mar 11, 2017 – SMU 70 vs. UCF 59
- Jan 25, 2017 – SMU 65 vs. UCF 60
- Jan 10, 2016 – SMU 88 vs. UCF 73