TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
#542 UTAH (-) over Washington at 9:05 PM EST
Stumbling out of the All-Star break on an ugly 0-4 SU and ATS run with all four of those blemishes coming at home, Utah will finally shake off the rust and cash a ticket before heading to Cleveland on Monday night. Washington makes the trek to Vivint Smart Home Arena off its home upset win over Brooklyn on Wednesday and the Wizards are in prime position to fall.
History will certainly be on the Jazz side. In the last 57 meetings, Utah has assembled a sensational 40-17 SU and 37-18-2 ATS record against Washington. Provided head coach Quin Snyder’s boys enter off a straight up loss this team trend jets to an eye-popping 20-6 SU and 21-4-1 ATS including a nearly perfect 16-1-1 ATS as long as the Jazz are not off a blowout loss of 17 points or more. Equally impressive, when checking in without confidence off a SU and ATS loss and matched up against an Eastern Conference foe, Utah has played very well notching a strong 97-41 SU and 85-53 ATS record. In this role fighting an opponent that owns a team won/loss percentage less than .515, Coach Snyder’s troops improve to a money-making 63-16 SU and 53-26 ATS.
Kudos to the Wizards for knocking off the Nets in their last contest. However, asking head coach Scott Brooks and the boys to come right back and compete on the road against a Jazz bunch that takes the floor off four consecutive straight up home losses is a bit too much. When matched up against an opponent that arrives off a blowout loss of 10 points or more, the Wiz have really struggled anyway notching a stiff 16-33 SU and 17-32 ATS mark in their last 49 tries. In this role fighting a non-division foe, Washington falls to a miserable 11-24 SU and ATS. Also, in non-conference play hitting the hardwood off a straight up win, the Wizards hold a weak 135-185-3 ATS record including an ugly 101-153-2 ATS if they are running with rest. With those two parameters live and Washington battling a foe that arrives off a straight up loss, this team trend falls to a pathetic 40-78-1 ATS.
Absolutely embarrassed off those four SU and ATS home losses, the Jazz will dance their way to a solid win and cover in this non-conference mismatch. Take Utah. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
LEE’S 68-26 ATS HRC CONFERENCE GAME OF THE YEAR
The Team Stryker Power Club SWEPT THE BOARD last night cashing with Dan’s 4* payday on Purdue and Tom’s 4* blowout on Oregon and has quietly posted a 7-3 ATS mark in their last 10 selections. Lee has the ball on Friday night for the TSPC and his HRC investment is backed by a stunning 68-26 ATS power angle. Grab Lee’s HRC Conference Game of the Year for $30.