TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD
#778 TENNESSEE (-7) over Missouri at 8:30 PM EST
Off the humbling 26-point road loss at Florida, No. 6 Tennessee will flex its muscles when No. 19 Missouri comes to town. The Tigers enter this SEC battle off back-to-back SU and ATS wins over Texas A&M and South Carolina and this is going to be a tremendous challenge for head coach Cuonzo Martin and his crew.
A quick look at the history in this series finds that UT has played well in the last 11 meetings notching a strong 8-3 SU and 7-4 ATS record. In addition, when hitting the hardwood off a blowout loss of 10 points or more, the Volunteers have bounced back in a big way posting a profitable 40-19 SU and 39-19-1 ATS tally in their next matchup including an elite 31-13 SU and 32-12 ATS provided this is a conference game. With those two parameters live and head coach Rick Barnes’ boys going into revenge, this team trend tightens up to a powerful 16-3 SU and ATS including a spotless 12-0 ATS in this set provided their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage higher than .520.
If you’re looking to fade Missouri, be sure to accomplish that mission when the Tigers are on the road. According to the Team Stryker College Basketball Database, Mizzou owns a dismal 71-187 SU and 102-147-5 ATS tally as a guest including a stiff 40-168 SU and 76-126-5 ATS provided its opponent carries a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better. With those two parameters in play and Coach Martin’s troops fighting a foe that scoots in off a straight up loss, this team trend crashes to a horrible 22-64 SU and 28-56-2 ATS including a nasty 8-35 SU and 9-34 ATS provided their opponent carries a pointspread won/loss percentage of .500 or better.
Ranked sixth in the NCAA in scoring defense allowing an average of only 58.7 points per game, the Vols will bounce back off their crushing loss in Gainesville by whipping the Tigers one more time. Take Tennessee. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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