TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
#812 AUBURN (-) over Arkansas at 8:30 PM EST
After getting smashed by LSU and Mississippi, Auburn responded by picking up a solid road win and cover at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Rest assured, War Eagle head coach Bruce Pearl will make darn sure his kids pay attention here. Arkansas makes the trek to Auburn Arena on an ugly 0-3 SU and ATS run and the Razorbacks slide will continue for at least one more game.
Why are the Tigers extremely focused on this contest? Simple. In the last 12 meetings between these two SEC warriors, the War Eagle has posted a shocking 2-10 SU record! Thankfully, Auburn has played very well at home lately notching a respectable 28-3 SU and 18-8 ATS record in its last 31 games including a golden 13-0 SU and 9-1 ATS in this set provided its opponent arrives off a straight up loss. Equally impressive, as a double-digit SEC favorite, the Tigers own a profitable 17-10 ATS mark including 15-3 ATS provided their opponent does not take the court off a blowout loss of 12 points or more.
Currently on a dismal 8-10 SU and 5-13 ATS run in its last 18 games, it is obvious that Arkansas is struggling right now. Things aren’t about to get better for the Razorbacks anytime soon either. In true road games, the Pigs have been at their financial worst notching an eye-popping 107-187 SU and 113-167-8 ATS record dating back to the start of the 1990-91 season. In this role running the floor off a straight up loss, Arkansas slips all the way down to a dismal 24-71 SU and 32-60-3 ATS including 19-63 SU and 26-53-3 ATS provided this is a conference game. With those three parameters live and the Razorbacks fighting a foe that carries a team won/loss percentage greater than .450, this angle falls to a hideous 7-50 SU and 13-43-1 ATS.
Defensively, the War Eagle is ranked third in the SEC in scoring allowing just 67.9 points per game and third offensively in scoring as well posting an average of 81.7 points per game. The strength of those two units will be too much for Arkansas to handle considering the Razorbacks allow an average of 73.2 points per game and score an average of 76.9 points per game. Coach Pearl gets his 100th SEC victory here. Take Auburn. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
Stryker split his 3* Best Bets on Tuesday and did pick up a nice victory on Central Michigan. This 3* Late Phone Service selection is supported by one highly profitable 34-14 ATS technical situation and one fast-developing 8-0 ATS angle. Grab Tom’s CBB Slam Dunk Game of the Month for $25.