TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH
#684 VCU (-) over G Washington at 4 PM EST on CBSC
It’s gut-check time for the Rams. Currently on an ugly 0-5 SU and ATS run, VCU will rise up from the ashes and smash visiting George Washington on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials stumble into this contest in a funk of their own off a pair of straight up home losses to LaSalle and Richmond and they’ll have even more trouble inside the Siegel Center. Let’s take a look inside the numbers.
In this series, the Rams have been a dominant force lately posting a solid 13-3 SU and 12-4 ATS mark in the last 16 meetings. When heavily favored by -7 or more in this run, VCU jets to a nearly perfect 7-1 SU and ATS. Equally impressive, in their own backyard hitting the hardwood off back-to-back SU and ATS losses, the Rams have been a solid investment notching a strong 26-4 SU and 17-10-1 ATS record including a profitable 20-3 SU and 16-5-1 ATS in this set provided their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .400 or better. With those two parameters in play and VCU favored by -5 or more, this angle jets to a solid 10-0 SU and 9-1 ATS. Please note: Those 10 victories came by an average of 19.7 points per game.
This isn’t the best wagering situation for George Washington either. When priced as a road underdog, the Colonials own a dismal 53-181 SU and 95-135-4 ATS record dating back to the start of the 1990-91 season. In this role running the court against a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .560 or better, GW falls to a pitiful 24-138 SU and 61-97-4 ATS. Also, in its last 34 games priced as a double-digit road pup, George Washington has struggled notching a feeble 3-31 SU and 12-22 ATS record including a woeful 0-18 SU and 5-13 ATS in this set provided the Colonials are running with three days of rest or less. Finally, as an underdog competing against a foe that takes the court off a straight up loss as a favorite, GW owns a pitiful 7-37 SU and 15-28-1 ATS tally including a woeful 4-28 SU and 9-22-1 ATS provided this is a conference game.
In Wednesday’s loss to the Minutemen, the Rams were atrocious in the second half connecting on just 7-of-30 shots from the floor. A little home cookin’ will be all head coach Mike Rhoades’ crew needs to break out of their slump. Take VCU. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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