TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
#642 COLORADO (-) over California at 5:30 PM EST
The Buffaloes are locked into a pair of conference tournament situations that boast lucrative marks of 36-10 ATS and 46-19 ATS and they will have no trouble dismissing the Golden Bears in this Pac-12 matchup. California enters this postseason battle off three consecutive SU and ATS wins over Washington, Washington State and Stanford and that mini-run will come to an abrupt halt here.
A quick glance at the History Book shows that CU has played well in this series posting a 12-7 SU and 13-6 ATS mark against Cal in the last 19 meetings. In addition, first or second round conference tournament favorites that are priced at -9.5 or more hold a rewarding 20-0 SU and 15-5 ATS record provided they take the court off back-to-back straight up double-digit wins. Also, as a Pac-12 favorite facing an opponent that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .670, the Buffaloes own a profitable 29-6 SU and 24-10-1 ATS record provided their opponent enters off a SU and ATS win. As long as its opponent does not arrive off a blowout win of 26 points or more, Colorado improves to a healthy 28-3 SU and 23-7-1 ATS.
This is going to be a difficult wagering spot for California. When coming off a straight up underdog win, the Golden Bears have gone into hibernation posting a weak 14-29-2 ATS provided they also posted a straight up victory before that upset. If this is a conference game, then this angle falls to a woeful 9-22-1 ATS including just 2-11-1 ATS if they arrive off a competitive straight up victory of six points or less. Finally, since 2003, conference tournament teams in the First or Second Round that take the floor off a straight up underdog win priced at +10 or more last own a dismal 5-22 SU and 7-19-1 ATS record.
In Pac-12 Conference Tournament openers, the Buffs have quietly won seven straight by an average of 10.6 points per game. Behind a solid defense that surrenders an average of only 68.4 points per game, CU will grab the win and cover and advance. Take Colorado. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
After ripping apart Wednesday’s conference tournament card, Stryker has zeroed in on one team with their Big Dance life on the line that is prepared to deliver a serious knockout punch. Two strong technical situations support this top-notch investment and these angles boast profitable marks of 23-5 ATS and 36-10 ATS. Grab Tom’s Conference Tournament Elite Best Bet for $25.