Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play February 23rd


#613 ST. LOUIS (-3′) over VCU at 6 PM EST
Off that ugly 23-point loss at Dayton, St. Louis will travel to the Siegel Center in Richmond on Tuesday and race past VCU. The Rams enter this A-10 battle off a three-point home loss to GMU and they’ll be in trouble here once again.

Even though the Billikens won the last meeting between these two conference teams last year, their 1-8 SU mark in the last nine battles overall will keep them focused on the task at hand. As it stands, St. Louis has done a great job of bouncing back when coming off a straight up loss posting a strong 31-18 SU and 30-14 ATS record in its next game. In this role scooting in off a road war, head coach Travis Ford’s boys improve to a lucrative 23-6 SU and 23-5 ATS including an elite 18-6 SU and 21-2 ATS if they are priced as an underdog or a favorite of -5.5 or less. With those three parameters live and SLU hitting the hardwood off a blemish of eight points or more, this team trend jumps to a golden 13-0 ATS.

This isn’t the best wagering spot for VCU either. When priced as an underdog, the Rams hold a feeble 7-32 SU and 11-28 ATS mark in their last 39 games including a filthy 3-18 SU and ATS in this spot if they check in off a conference battle. With those two parameters in play and head coach Mike Rhoades’ kids facing a foe that carries a team won/loss percentage of .701 or better, this team trend crashes to an ugly 0-13 SU and ATS. Also, when priced as a home pup, VCU sports a soft 10-20 SU and 11-19 ATS mark including a disturbing 1-7 SU and ATS if its opponent was on the road last.

Before falling to the Flyers, the Billikens had quietly won four straight. It’s time to start a new streak. Take St. Louis. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Off a 1-1 Monday that featured a Southern Conference Game of the Week blowout victory on UNC Greensboro, Stryker heads back to the hardwood looking to cash another solid college basketball ticket. This Best Bet is supported by one strong 46-21 ATS angle and a major payday is on the horizon. Grab Tom’s CBB Conference Game of the Week for $30.