TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH
#841 AKRON (+4) over Buffalo at 7:30 PM EST
With plenty of steam off yesterday’s 74-67 win over Bowling Green, Akron is in perfect position to pull off this upset in the MAC Semifinals. The Zips memory of their two-point road loss to the Bulls is still fresh and they will be fired up emotionally for this rematch.
Counting that blemish, UA surprisingly holds a 1-7 SU (5-3 ATS) record in its last eight meetings with UB. Thankfully, when fighting in a payback mode, the Zips have inked a healthy 12-7 SU and 13-6 ATS mark in their last 19 tries including a sensational 11-1 ATS in this spot priced as an underdog or a favorite of -4 or less. Also, in their last 48 MAC wars, Akron holds a respectable 31-17 SU and 30-18 ATS mark including a highly profitable 23-7 ATS in this set if the Zips are priced as an underdog or a favorite of -5 or less.
Knocking off Buffalo won’t exactly be an easy task. However, when hitting the hardwood off back-to-back blowout wins of 10 points or more, the Bulls own a weak 3-11 ATS mark in their last 14 games. In this situation holding a team won/loss percentage of .660 or better, UB slips all the way down to a woeful 0-7 ATS.
In the quarterfinals, the swarming Zips defense limited the Falcons to just 3-of-23 from behind the arc. With serious revenge motivation, it will be UA’s tenacious stop unit that helps key this victory. Take Akron. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
LEE STRYKER’S $1,000 HRC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT GAME OF THE YEAR
Lee’s High Roller Club picked up a nice win on Cal Riverside yesterday and he’s back on Friday with his strongest conference tournament selection of the season. Plenty of technical support lines up on this TSPC roast and the team Stryker is backing is playing awfully well. Grab Lee’s $1,000 HRC Conference Tournament Game of the Year for $30.