Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play February 9th


#857 NOTRE DAME (+) over Clemson at 6 PM EST
On a solid 3-0 SU and ATS run in its last three games, Notre Dame will travel to Clemson on Sunday and pull off this minor ACC upset. The Tigers enter this conference battle off back-to-back straight up road losses at Wake Forest and Virginia and they will have their hands full with this surging Irish squad.

Finding motivation for this contest will be easy for head coach Mike Brey’s crew. In 2018 and ’19, UND lost both games to Clemson by final scores of 67-58 (away) and 64-62 (home). With double revenge, the Fighting Irish will be revved up and ready for a little payback. As a conference underdog or pick, the Dame has performed well posting a reliable 56-38-1 ATS mark provided they check in off a straight up home win. In this role competing with four or more days of rest, the Irish improve to a sound 32-14 ATS including 15-4 ATS if their opponent scoots in off a straight up loss.

After reviewing Clemson’s log, it appears that an opponent’s momentum has been a serious problem for the Tigers. When matched up against a foe that arrives off three or more straight up wins, the Tiger Paw has struggled something fierce notching a surprising 14-37 SU and 18-29-1 ATS record. In this spot battling with four or more days of rest, Clemson falls to a woeful 6-18 SU and 5-17 ATS including a miserable 4-13 SU and 2-13 ATS provided its opponent owns the same. Finally, at home taking the floor off two or more road games, the Tigers sport a woeful 17-26 ATS mark including just 7-14 ATS provided their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage less than .665.

Coach Brey has the Irish in striking distance in the ACC and their March Madness hopes have risen thanks to their last three wins. How well the Dame plays on this three-game roadtrip to Clemson, Virginia and Duke will go a long way in determining if the Irish are truly worthy of a bid or not. Regardless, UND needs this win badly because the next two games won’t be easy. Take Notre Dame. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Off a 2-2 ATS Saturday that featured a Whale Wager of the Month winner on Iowa but a frustrating 6* blemish on Oregon, Stryker is battling back on Sunday with one 3* Best Bet that will rake in the cash. This strong selection is backed by a reliable 29-15 ATS conference situation and one powerful 11-3 ATS team trend. Grab Tom’s CBB Ultimate Database Investment for $25.