TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH
#844 NORTHERN KENTUCKY (-8) over IUPUI at 6 PM EST
Resting a game under the .500 mark and entering off back-to-back straight up road losses at Cleveland State, Northern Kentucky will get back on track with a solid effort over visiting IUPUI on Friday night. The Jaguars enter this Horizon League battle with a 1-4 SU record and, off a pair of SU and ATS road losses at UWM, they’ll be in serious trouble here.
According to the History Book, NKU has played well in the last six game in this conference war posting a proud 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS record. Equally impressive, inside the friendly confines of BB&T Arena, the Norse have posted a profitable 57-11 SU and 31-24-1 ATS mark including an awesome 33-3 SU and 19-6-1 ATS in this role provided they hold a conference won/loss percentage of .500 or worse. With those two parameters live and Northern Kentucky battling an opponent that scoots in with two or more days of rest, this team trend cruises to an elite 20-2 SU and 16-2-1 ATS. Finally, as a favorite of -6 or more running the floor against a foe that arrives off a blowout loss of eight points or more, head coach Darrin Horn’s boys own a respectable 16-8 ATS mark.
Fading IUPUI in this spot won’t be a problem. According to the Team Stryker College Basketball Database, the Jaguars own a dismal 10-37 SU and 15-30 ATS record in their last 47 games including a woeful 4-23 SU and 7-18 ATS provided they hit the hardwood without confidence off a SU and ATS loss. With those two parameters cranking away and the Jags facing a foe that is not off a blowout loss of eight points or more, this team trend drops to a pitiful 2-19 SU and 3-16 ATS.
Without question, the Norse have been one of the best in the Horizon League posting a solid 64-23 SU mark in conference play over the past four years. Off the losses to CSU, NKU will prove that once again tonight in a big way. Take Northern Kentucky. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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