TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
#758 SANTA CLARA (-) over Portland at 9 PM EST
Resting with an 11-11 SU record through its first 22 games and off back-to-back home losses to No. 4 Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara will rebound with a nice win over this hapless Portland team. The Pilots enter this contest on an ugly 0-9 SU and 2-7 ATS run and they want nothing more than their season to just come to an end.
One thing the Broncos have done is played very well in this series. In the last 40 meetings, Santa Clara owns a respectable 26-14 SU and 24-16 ATS mark including a reliable 10-5 SU and 11-4 ATS provided the Broncos take the floor off a straight up loss of eight points or more. Also, in WCC play hitting the hardwood off a pointspread loss, Santa Clara has posted a reliable 28-17 ATS record in its last 45 lined games including a lucrative 13-7 SU and 14-6 ATS in this set provided its opponent hits the hardwood with three days of rest or less.
As stated earlier, Portland is having all kinds of trouble on the basketball court right now. To make matters worse, the Pilots own a disgraceful 18-30-2 ATS mark in conference play provided they are running the floor against an opponent that arrives off back-to-back SU and ATS losses. In this setting competing with three days of rest or less, Portland drops to a miserable 9-22 SU and 10-20-1 ATS including 6-17-1 ATS in this situation provided they are not priced as an underdog of +10 or more.
Since getting hammered at home by 59 points against Gonzaga and eight versus Loyola Marymount, head coach Herb Sendek’s crew had seven full days to prepare for this conference game. Rest assured, the Broncos will close out this three-game homestand with an impressive win and cover over the Pilots. Take Santa Clara. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
With Stryker currently on a magnificent 9-1 ATS hardwood run and off last night’s victory on Wisconsin, this is the perfect time to jump on his first 5* Late Telephone Service release of the season. There is one team in a really bad mood that will hit the court on Saturday with a chip on their shoulder and this selection is backed by a juicy 35-13 ATS power angle. Grab Tom’s 5* CBB Conference Game of the Year for $25.