TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH
#611 MISSISSIPPI ST (-3′) over Richmond at 6 PM EST
In the Elite Eight of the NIT Tournament, Mississippi State will lean on its defense and rebounding to slip past Richmond. The Spiders finished the regular season with three consecutive straight up conference losses and, off the upset win over the Rockets in the NIT’s Sweet 16, head coach Chris Mooney’s boys will be in trouble here.
Since January 27th, 2018, the Bulldogs have played solid basketball inking a respectable 70-42 SU and 61-41-3 ATS mark in their last 112 games. In this run battling a foe that arrives off a double-digit straight up victory, head coach Ben Howland’s troops improve to an elite 23-11 SU and 22-9-2 ATS including a solid 15-3-1 ATS provided MSU is not off a blowout win of eight points or more. Also, when stepping up in class and favored against a foe that carries a team won/loss percentage of .625 or higher, State owns a profitable 104-69-2 ATS mark including a sensational 55-28-1 ATS if they take the floor off a blowout win of six points or more.
This isn’t the best wagering spot for Richmond either. In postseason play battling a foe that arrives with confidence off a straight up win, the Spiders have struggled inking a weak 20-37-2 ATS mark in their last 59 tries. In this setting priced as an underdog or a favorite of -2.5 or less, Coach Mooney’s troops fall to a horrible 8-26-1 ATS including a shocking 1-11 SU and ATS provided this is a non-conference game. Additionally, as a single-digit underdog arriving off a non-conference battle, UR owns a pitiful 7-29 SU and 10-26 ATS mark including a woeful 3-19 SU and 4-18 ATS provided they take the court off a straight up win.
In what should be a low-scoring defensive battle, the Bulldogs ability to dominate the boards will be the difference in this NIT contest. Take Mississippi State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 16-0 ATS NIT PERFECT DATABASE WAGER – 5-0 ATS RUN
Currently on a 5-0 ATS run and off last night’s blowout winner on Pepperdine in the CBI, Stryker heads over to the “Little Dance” looking to cash another ticket. A rare 16-0 ATS technical situation supports this Best Bet along with an elite 22-6 ATS power angle. Grab Tom’s NIT Perfect Database Wager for $30.