Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play February 8th


#845 SMU (-6′) over East Carolina at 5 PM EST
Off an impressive win at Tulsa and with some extra rest thanks to Saturday’s postponed home game against South Florida, SMU will travel to Greenville on Monday and pound East Carolina once again. Aside from the shocking home upset win over Houston, the Pirates haven’t been worth a lick lately and they won’t catch the Mustangs by surprise after knocking off the Cougars.

History will certainly be working well for SMU. In the last 13 meetings between these two AAC foes, the Mustangs have been in complete control inking a solid 12-1 SU and 9-4 ATS record including an elite 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS provided this is a regular season game. Equally impressive, as a guest checking in with confidence off a straight up win, head coach Tim Jankovich’s crew holds a profitable 69-45-1 ATS mark provided their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better. In this role facing a foe that arrives off a conference war, SMU holds a money-making 46-25-1 ATS tally. Finally, since 1990, college basketball road favorites that check in off three or more pointspread losses hold a reliable 260-182 ATS mark provided they take the floor off a straight up win of nine points or less. If our “play on” side is battling a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better, this technical situation jets to an amazing 91-50-3 ATS.

Yes, ECU will be playing this game with revenge. Back on December 16th, 2020, the Pirates (+11′) visited Dallas and dropped a 70-55 decision to the Mustangs. Unfortunately, when running the floor in a payback mode, the Pirates have walked the plank posting a horrible 150-203-14 ATS record in their last 367 games. In this run arriving off a blowout loss of seven points or more, East Carolina falls to a horrible 42-77-6 ATS including a jaw-dropping 28-68-5 ATS if its opponent carries a team won/loss percentage of .450 or higher. With those three parameters live and head coach Joe Dooley’s crew facing a foe that arrives with four or more days of rest, this team trend crashes to a shocking 10-39-4 ATS.

Tops in the conference in scoring (74.5 ppg) and field-goal percentage (45.9{98f2b46702b964aa2f621cb1b604d81e6a02f7a689ec244db25f4c0c4ad46cb7}) the Ponies will prove to be too much for the Pirates in this one. Take SMU. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

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With the NFL season in the books, Stryker heads over to the hardwood on Monday night armed with one solid investment that will bring home the cash. A number of quality angles support this selection including one that sports a golden 8-0 ATS record. Grab Tom’s CBB High Roller Best Bet for $30.