Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play March 18th


#722 BOISE ST (+1) over SMU at 9 PM EST
Even though the Broncos enter this contest on a dismal 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS run, Boise State head coach Leon Rice will find a way to rally the troops and defeat SMU in this NIT battle. The Mustangs finished the regular season on a weak 5-5 SU and 2-8 ATS run and they just don’t have enough talent to compete with this angry bunch of Broncos.

Technically speaking, this is a phenomenal spot for BSU. A solid 60-29-3 ATS NIT Tournament system applies to the Broncos and this powerful handicapping tool will help key this postseason payday. In addition, Boise State holds a highly profitable 40-22 SU and 36-22-1 ATS mark in its last 62 games including an eye=popping 14-0 SU and 11-2-1 ATS provided the Broncos are running against a foe that enters without steam off a SU and ATS loss. Finally, as a favorite, BSU owns an elite 40-12 SU and 32-18-2 ATS mark in its last 52 tries including a respectable 13-7 SU and 12-7-1 ATS if its opponent takes the floor off a pointspread loss.

A quick peek at our college basketball database shows that postseason games have been a problem for SMU. In their last 42 games outside of the regular season, the Mustangs sport a woeful 18-24 SU and 16-25-1 ATS mark in their last 42 tries. Provided the Ponies are priced as a pup of +11 or less this team trend falls to an ugly 1-10 SU and 2-9 ATS. Also, when installed a single-digit underdog, SMU has been at its financial worst lately posting a soft 9-30 SU and 14-25 ATS tally including a horrible 1-10 SU and 2-9 AS if its opponent takes the floor off a straight up loss.

Off the four blemishes, Coach Rice’s troops will dig deep and find a way to slip past the Mustangs and lock up a spot in the NIT’s Elite Eight. Take Boise State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Off Monday’s payday on the Lakers, a Tuesday pass, and last night’s money-maker on Western Kentucky, Stryker is headed over to the Big Dance armed with one power play that will find the cash. A trio of elite angles support this selection and these gems hold big money marks of 17-2 ATS, 62-36 ATS and 35-16 ATS. Grab Tom’s NCAA First Four Elite Best Bet for $30.