Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play January 5th


#616 TEXAS TECH (-16) over Kansas St at 7 PM EST
In a bad mood off that overtime loss at home to Oklahoma State and with a pair of road games on deck at Iowa State and Texas, Texas Tech will show no mercy when struggling Kansas State visits on Tuesday night. The Wildcats enter this contest with a 5-6 SU and 2-8 ATS record through their first 11 games and they’ll be in serious trouble inside United Supermarket Arena.

Behind a defense that is ranked fourth in scoring allowing an average of just 56.3 points per game, the Red Raiders will have no trouble stuffing a weak Purple Cats offense that is averaging only 65.9 points per game this season. There is a solid angle that supports this wager too. Since January 14th, 1995, Texas Tech has posted a profitable 57-16 SU and 43-25 ATS record when hosting an opponent that scoots in off a straight up home loss. In this run priced as a favorite of -4 or more, the Red Raiders improve to a lucrative 39-4 SU and 30-13 ATS.

Clinging to a dismal 12-27 SU and 13-23 ATS mark in its last 39 games, it is obvious that KSU is having several issues on the hardwood right now. In this situation battling a foe that enters with three days of rest or less, the Wildcats drop to a woeful 4-18 SU and 4-16 ATS including a shocking 3-12 SU and 0-13 ATS if their opponent carries a conference won/loss percentage less than .550. Even worse, when priced as a pup and running the floor against a foe that scoots in off a straight up loss of five points or more, Kansas State holds a feeble 6-30 SU and 12-23-1 ATS mark including a nasty 3-30 SU and 9-23-1 ATS if its opponent arrives off a pointspread blemish as well.

Under the direction of head coach Chris Beard, the Red Raiders have posted a sensational 69-11 SU record at home. Off the OT loss to the Cowboys, TTRR will get back on track here with a blowout victory. Take Texas Tech. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Off a clean 2-0 ATS COLLEGE SWEEP last night connecting with IU and SDSU, Stryker heads back to the hardwood on Tuesday looking to slam dunk another Best Bet. A rare 11-0 ATS power angle supports this selection along with one powerful 50-22 ATS team trend. Grab Tom’s CBB Perfect Database Wager for $30.