TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
#846 STANFORD (-) over Utah at 10 PM EST
Riding high off a pair of SU and ATS road wins at Washington and Washington State, Stanford will keep the profits rolling in when Utah visits on Wednesday night. The Utes enter this Pac-12 war off an impressive SU and ATS home win over the Men of Troy and they will have all kinds of issues at Palo Alto.
This game has been circled on the Cardinal’s calendar for quite some time too. Since March of 2017, Stanford and Utah have met four times and the Tree owns a disturbing 0-4 SU and 0-3-1 ATS record. Thankfully, at home checking in off a blowout win of 10 points or more and locked into a payback mode, Stanford holds a dynamic 36-17 SU and 32-20 ATS mark including a profitable 22-3 SU and 19-6 ATS provided the Cardinal is priced as a favorite of -4.5 or more. A strong conference angle supports this Best Bet too. Since 1990, Pac-12 home teams that take the court off back-to-back SU and ATS wins own a highly profitable 64-38-2 ATS record provided they are running the floor against a conference foe that scoots in off a double-digit straight up victory. If our “play on” host is favored by -14 or less, this situation tightens up to a solid 39-19-2 ATS. That bodes well for the Tree.
True road games have been a little bit of an issue for Utah lately. Since February 4th, 2017, the Utes own a surprising 14-23 SU and 15-22 ATS as a guest and have quietly posted a dismal 0-8 SU and 1-7 ATS mark in their last eight in this run. Also, stepping up in class have given Utah fits as well. In their last 23 games facing a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .650 or higher, head coach Larry Krystkowiak’s boys hold a weak 8-15 SU and 9-14 ATS tally including a pitiful 2-13 SU and 4-11 ATS if Utah is playing on the road or at a neutral site.
Back on February 6th, the Cardinal visited the Utes and dropped a 64-56 decision in overtime. Head coach Jerod Haase will make sure the Tree finishes the job this time around. Take Stanford. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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