Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play January 7th


#740 COLORADO ST (-9) over UNLV at 8 PM EST
Off a pair of wars at San Diego State and a 13-point loss in their last game to the Aztecs, the Rams will bounce back with a solid effort over the Runnin’ Rebels on Thursday evening. UNLV hasn’t seen the court since upsetting Kansas State on the road back on December 5th – a span of 33 days – and head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s boys will have trouble getting up to speed in this mismatch.

Technically speaking, this is a solid wagering spot for CSU. At home taking the floor off two or more road games, the Rams have posted a proud 23-6 SU and 18-7-1 ATS record in their last 29 games including 15-4 SU and 12-3 ATS in this set provided they check in off a straight up loss. Also, when priced as a conference favorite, Colorado State has been a solid investment posting a proud 44-8 SU and 33-18-1 ATS mark in its last 52 tries including 28-3 SU and 22-9 ATS if it played on the road last. With those two parameters live and the Rams priced between -2 and -11, this team trend explodes to a rewarding 22-2 SU and 20-4 ATS.

The game of basketball is about timing and rhythm and, with over a month in between games, it’s going to be hard for the Rebels to have either when they take the floor in Fort Collins. To make matters worse, UNLV holds a soft 48-62-5 ATS mark in its last 115 lined games including 28-42-5 ATS if they are fighting a conference foe. With those two parameters cranking away and the Runnin’ Rebels battling an opponent that arrives without confidence off a straight up loss, this team trend crashes to a woeful 11-22-2 ATS including a disturbing 4-15 ATS if they are running with four or more days of rest.

Defensively, the Rams have been a force this season allowing an average of only 62.0 points per game. Matched up against a Rebels stop unit that has surrendered an average of 78.0 points per game this year, head coach Niko Medved’s boys will have no trouble pulling away in this contest. Take Colorado State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Off a 2-0 ATS SWEEP on Monday and a 2-0 ATS SWEEP on Tuesday, Stryker grabbed another 2-0 ATS SWEEP last night cashing with Xavier and Michigan in college basketball. This elite investment is loaded with support too including a pair of angles that hold big money marks of 19-4 ATS and 30-14 ATS. Grab Tom’s CBB Conference Game of the Week for $30.