TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, MARCH 20TH
#786 FLORIDA ST (-10′) over NC Greensboro at 12:45 PM EST
Entering off a surprising five-point loss in the ACC Conference Tournament Final, Florida State will empty the tank when it battles UNC Greensboro at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Spartans check in with their Southern Conference Tournament title simply happy to be in the Big Dance and they’ll have issues in this just their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance ever.
Technically speaking, this is a solid spot for FSU. Two outstanding First Round systems apply to the ‘Noles and these technical money-makers hold elite marks of 82-46 ATS and 94-56 ATS. In addition, the Seminoles have been lights out when checking in off a straight up loss posting a proud 13-0 SU and 7-5-1 ATS mark in their last 13 games. Also, since 1990, No. 4 seeds in the First Round of the Big Dance hold a respectable 69-16 SU and 50-34-1 ATS mark provided they enter off a straight up loss and are now facing the No. 13 seed. If our “play on” side hits the hardwood off a short blemish of eight points or less, this situation zips to a lucrative 45-7 SU and 33-18-1 ATS.
Clinging to a solid 15-3 SU and 13-5 ATS mark in its last 18 games, UNC Greensboro won’t exactly be an easy out. Thankfully, teams in the First Round of the Big Dance that are facing the ACC team that lost in the Conference Tournament Final hold a woeful 5-22 SU record. Even worse, head coach Wes Miller’s crew sports a soft 20-83 SU and 40-61-2 ATS tally when priced as an underdog and lined up against a foe that enters off a straight up loss. In this spot arriving with confidence off two or more straight up wins, the Spartans fall to a horrible 2-18 SU and 5-14-1 ATS.
The ‘Noles play solid defense and they can tickle the twine from behind the arc. Off the loss to the Yellow Jackets, head coach Leonard Hamilton’s warriors get back on track with a solid performance. Take Florida State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM STRYKER’S 12-0 ATS 4* NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND GAME OF THE YEAR
Stryker cashed a couple of nice tickets on Arkansas and West Virginia yesterday and he’s going after his lone 4* Best Bet in the “Field of 64” on Saturday. A rare 12-0 ATS power angle supports this handicapping gem along with a highly profitable 23-10 ATS super seed situation. Grab Tom’s 4* NCAA Tournament First Round Game of the Year for $30.