TOM STRYKER’S FREE NBA BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
#565 GOLDEN ST (-) over Charlotte at 7:05 PM EST
Off Saturday’s six-point home loss to Houston and a string of six consecutive pointspread blemishes, Golden State will bring its “A-Game” when it visits Charlotte on Monday evening. The Hornets dropped a 117-115 decision at home to the Nets on Saturday and this will be a very difficult encore for MJ’s squad. Let’s take a look inside the numbers.
It certainly won’t take much for the Warriors to get up for this contest. If the beating the Rockets administered wasn’t enough, the simple fact that the Hornets (+10) upset head coach Steve Kerr’s boys on their homecourt 111-100 in their last meeting will certainly do the trick. A couple of trends are there for the assist as well. First, Golden State owns a strong 24-3 SU and 16-10-1 ATS as an Eastern Conference guest in its last 27 tries including a perfect 7-0 SU and ATS provided its opponent takes the court off a SU and ATS loss. Second, when coming off a straight up loss, the Warriors hold a reliable 61-37 ATS mark in their next game provided they are not favored by double-digits.
As stated, this is not a very good wagering spot for the home team. According to the Team Stryker Database, Charlotte owns a stiff 14-36 SU and 18-30-2 ATS in its last 50 games when shagging points in its own backyard. In this role running the court against an opponent that owns a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better, the Hornets fall to a pitiful 10-32 SU and 12-28-2 ATS. Please note: That last tightener is on a dismal 2-14 SU and 2-13-1 ATS run. Finally, when battling a Western Conference foe that arrives off a straight up loss, Charlotte sports a weak 86-114 SU and 80-112-7 ATS mark including a nasty 9-49 SU and 17-40-1 ATS if it is priced as an underdog of +6 or more.
Warriors leading scorer Steph Curry is headed home and he will certainly want to play well. With blemishes in two of their last three games, Coach Kerr’s boys will focus better on the road and pick up the win and cover. Take Golden State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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