TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, MARCH 30TH
#506 PHOENIX (-6′) over Atlanta at 10 PM EST
Off a respectable 3-1 SU road trip, the Suns will return home and take care of business against the visiting Hawks. Atlanta stumbles into this non-conference battle on a 1-3 SU and ATS run, and off that ugly 24-point loss at Denver, this is not the spot for the visitor to finally get healthy.
Even though Phoenix holds a solid 31-17 SU and 31-16-1 ATS record in the last 48 meetings in this series, the simple fact that the Suns are just 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS in the previous five battles will keep them focused on the task at hand. There are a number of power angles that support this Best Bet too. When coming off a straight up win, Phoenix has been a solid investment notching an elite 26-11 SU and 25-12 ATS mark in its next game. Also, when hitting the hardwood off a pointspread loss, the Suns have posted a sizzling 7-0 SU and ATS mark in their last seven tries.
Clinging to a dismal 17-41 SU and 21-36-1 ATS tally, the road has obviously given Atlanta fits lately. In this run priced as a favorite or an underdog of +9 or less, the Hawks drop to a woeful 15-32 SU and 15-31-1 ATS. Even worse, when priced as a single-digit underdog and matched up against a foe that sports a team won/loss percentage greater than .625, Hotlanta has been ice-cold notching a woeful 42-111 SU and 61-91 ATS record provided their opponent is rested. In this situation facing a foe that is not off a blowout win of five points or more, the Hawks fall to a dismal 13-58 SU and 23-48 ATS.
Sporting a solid 41-15 SU and 39-16-1 ATS mark in its last 56 games, the Suns are obviously one of the best in the league right now. In this run facing a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .500 or better, head coach Monty Williams’ kids improve to a money-making 24-6 SU and 23-8 ATS. The home versus road dichotomy will be the difference. Take Phoenix. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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