TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH
#688 PROVIDENCE (-) over Arkansas at 9 PM EST
The Friars fit a respectable 77-39 ATS NIT First Round system that has performed very well and they will send the Razorbacks home without a problem. After winning three straight to end the regular season, Arkansas got tripped up by Florida in the SEC Tournament and this will be a very difficult trip for the Pigs. Let’s take a look inside the numbers.
Providence didn’t exactly finish on a high note. The Friars posted a soft 8-12 SU and ATS record in their finals 20 games. Fortunately, NIT hosts in the First Round of the Little Dance that were priced as an underdog in their last game and lost straight up by double-digits own a respectable 75-51-4 ATS record provided their foe arrives off a straight up loss. As long as their opponent did not play in the comforts of home last, this situation jumps to a powerful 68-44-41 ATS including a sensational 24-12-3 ATS if we own a team won/loss percentage less than .570. Also, NIT home teams in the First Round that are from the mighty Big East Conference own a rewarding 30-6 SU and 22-13-1 ATS record provided their opponent did not play at home last.
If you want to fade Arkansas, the best time to do it is when the Razorbacks are on the road. As a guest, the Pigs hold a timid 115-168-8 ATS record dating back to the 1990-91 season including a woeful 24-73 SU and 33-61-3 ATS in this set provided they check in off a straight up loss. Please note: That final tightener is on a horrendous 6-34 SU and 11-29 ATS run. Also, in the First Round of the NIT Tournament, SEC road teams have struggled notching a soft 9-20 SU and 12-17 ATS mark including a pitiful 5-15 SU and 7-13 ATS record if their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage of .645 or less.
Friars head coach Ed Cooley and his troops own an 18-15 SU record right now. One of the team’s goals was to win 20 games this year which would be their sixth consecutive season 20-win season. Inside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with Cooley at the helm, the Friars own an eye-popping 60-3 SU record against non-conference foes. Here comes one more win and cover. Take Providence. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
Stryker closed the conference tournaments on a lucrative 9-4 ATS run and, off Monday’s LTS pass, he is prepared to cash another big postseason ticket here. A phenomenal 15-0 ATS NIT situation supports this 3* Best Bet along with one elite 29-14 ATS power angle. Grab Tom’s NIT Golden Wagering Situation for $25.