TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH
#719 ORLANDO (+14) over Milwaukee at 4 PM EST
Even though the Bucks will likely get the win and advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, don’t expect the all-important cover.
According to the Team Stryker NBA Database, playoff sides that carry a team won/loss percentage less than .800 own a horrible 23-39-1 ATS mark provided they hit the hardwood off three (or more) double-digit straight up postseason wins. If our “play against” squad brings with them a pointspread won/loss percentage less than .554, this unique technical situation falls to a pitiful 7-26-1 ATS. Milwaukee applies to both parts of this negative system.
Sporting a 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS mark in their last 10 bubble games, Orlando’s fuel tank looks to be almost empty right now. That dismal run is noted. However, it won’t be enough to keep us off the Magic in this contest. Since 1991, Round 1 Game 5 postseason teams that trail 3-1 in the series hold a respectable 33-19-2 ATS mark provided they do not take the court off a blowout loss of 17 points or more. If our “play on” side is running the floor against an opponent that owns a team won/loss percentage of .650 or better, this angle jets to a juicy 21-8-2 ATS including a sweet 7-2 ATS if they are priced as a pup of +10 or more. That bodes well for Orlando.
No, this series isn’t going six games. However, the Magic will give the Bucks a run for their money and leave the floor with their head held high after the final buzzer sounds. Take Orlando. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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