TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH
#678 WICHITA ST (-5′) over C Florida at 4 PM EST
Off the ugly 20-point loss at Memphis back on January 21st and with nine days to prepare, Wichita State will completely dominate visiting Central Florida on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Johnny Dawkins and the Knights make the trek to Charles Koch Arena off a nice 71-64 home win over ECU and this will be a tough encore for UCF.
Since 2018, these two AAC warriors have met five times and WSU has been in complete control inking a 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS record. Equally impressive, as a conference host running the floor against a foe that checks in off the comforts of a home game, the Shockers hold a reliable 128-44 SU and 99-72-1 ATS record including an elite 49-9 SU and 36-22 ATS provided their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage less than .500. Also, since 2013, Wichita State has been a cash cow when going into revenge notching a stellar 106-18 SU and 76-44-3 ATS mark including a sensational 48-20-1 ATS if its opponent sports a team won/loss percentage less than .600.
Even though UCF enters this contest off a straight up win over ECU, it is important to note that the Knights are just 11-18 SU and 12-16-1 ATS in their last 29 battles. In this run priced as a single-digit underdog, Central Florida falls to a miserable 2-12 SU and 4-10 ATS. Even worse, when hitting the road with confidence off a blowout win of seven points or more, the Knights have struggled inking a feeble 16-44 SU and 22-35-1 ATS mark. In this setting running the floor against a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage less than .690, this technical situation falls to a nasty 11-24 SU and 9-25 ATS including an eye-popping 3-21 SU and 3-20 ATS if the Knights are priced as an underdog or a favorite of -2 or less.
The Shockers were awful from behind the arc (missed 21 of 23 shots) in their blowout loss at Memphis. With time to prepare and work on their long-range skills, head coach Isaac Brown’s boys will have no problems tickling the twine here. Take Wichita State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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