TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION MONDAY, MAY 31ST
#512 WASHINGTON (+8′) over Philadelphia at 7 PM EST
It’s now or never for the Wizards. Down 3-0 in this best-of-seven series, Washington needs to pull off the upset at home on Memorial Day or this series is over.
Technically speaking, this is a reliable spot for head coach Scott Brooks and his crew. Since 1996, NBA Playoff home dogs priced at +8 or less own a respectable 29-19-3 ATS mark provided they trail 3-0 in a postseason series. If this is a non-division game, then this angle cruises to an elite 21-11-1 ATS. Equally impressive, the Wizards hold a lucrative 20-8-1 ATS tally in their last 29 battles including a magical 17-4 ATS in this situation provided both teams are rested.
Off back-to-back blowout wins in Game 2 and Game 3 by margins of 29 and 25 points respectively, Philadelphia will have trouble closing out this series on Monday night. Since 1995, NBA Playoff teams that check in off back-to-back postseason victories by 20 points or more hold a soft 10-17-1 ATS record. If our “play against” side holds a team won/loss percentage of .675 or better, this technical situation falls to a woeful 5-14 ATS. Also, the 76ers haven’t exactly been the best road team either. On foreign courts, Philly holds a soft 50-67-5 ATS mark in its last 122 lined games including an ugly 16-34 ATS if the Sixers hit the hardwood off two or more straight up wins.
The Wizards have struggled from behind the arc in the past two games. With elimination on the line, Coach Brooks’ boys will find their touch and force a Game 5. Take Washington. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 100% (12-0 ATS) NBA PLAYOFF PERFECT WAGER
Stryker SWEPT THE BOARD in the NBA Playoffs on Sunday cashing with the Suns and Nets and he’s back on Memorial Day with one hardwood honey that will bring home the cash. A rare 12-0 ATS angle supports this Best Bet along with an elite 51-25 ATS postseason system. Grab Tom’s NBA Playoff Perfect Wager for $30.