TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH
#714 USC (-12) over Oregon St at 5 PM EST
In a revenge mode and all juiced up off its 76-68 road win at California, USC will return home on Thursday afternoon and slam visiting Oregon State. The Beavers enter this contest off a massive upset win at Oregon and they’ll be emotionally spent for this Pac-12 battle. Let’s take a glance inside the numbers.
As a favorite priced at -11.5 or more in this series, the Men of Troy have been worth a look notching an elite 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS record. Equally impressive, inside the Galen Center, head coach Andy Enfield’s boys have assembled a reliable 30-6 SU and 19-15 ATS mark in their last 36 tries including a strong 14-5 SU and 12-7 ATS if their opponent played on the road in their last game. Also, since 2011, Pac-12 hosts hold a remarkable 317-225-5 ATS tally provided they are running the floor against a conference foe that played on the road in their previous game. If our “play on” home team is fighting a team that arrives with confidence off two or more straight up wins, this technical situation jets to a highly profitable 79-47-2 ATS including an awesome 44-23 ATS if our side holds a team won/loss percentage of .601 or better.
This is a poor wagering spot for OSU. As a guest arriving off a road war, the Beavers have struggled something fierce inking a miserable 34-136 SU and 72-91-1 ATS record. In this setting running the floor with four or more days in between games, Oregon State falls to a stiff 6-31 SU and 11-23 ATS. Even worse, college basketball underdogs priced at +13 or less own a disgraceful 99-151-7 ATS mark provided they enter off three consecutive straight up underdog victories. If our “play against” side is fighting a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .710 or better, this college system falls to a nasty 34-62-1 ATS.
Defensively, the Trojans have limited foes to just 37.6 percent from the field and they’ll have no trouble stuffing this overachieving bunch of Beavers. Take USC. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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