TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH
#523 LA CLIPPERS (+3) over Utah at 10 PM EST
Off the competitive 112-109 series-opening defeat, the Clippers will get over the hump in this Western Conference Semifinal battle and head back to Los Angeles with homecourt advantage and the series tied 1-1.
When coming off a straight up loss, the Clips have responded well lately posting a strong 55-18 SU and 47-25-1 ATS record in their next game. As long as head coach Tyronn Lue’s boys take the floor off exactly one straight up blemish, this trend explodes to a highly profitable 44-11 SU and 39-15-1 ATS mark. Equally impressive, as a postseason underdog battling a foe that checks in off a straight up win, the Clippers hold a respectable 17-10-2 ATS record including a golden 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight in this situation competing on the road.
Surprisingly, in this series, the Jazz have danced their way to a shocking 16-25 SU record in the last 41 meetings. Also, in the NBA Playoffs checking in off three or more straight up wins, Utah has inked a woeful 3-9 SU and 3-8-1 ATS tally in its last 12 games including a woeful 1-8 SU and 1-7-1 ATS in this set fighting a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .530 or better. Finally, as an NBA Playoff host, head coach Quin Snyder’s kids own a feeble 8-12 SU and 7-12-1 ATS mark in their last 20 tries.
After their game seven win over the Mavs, the Clips ran out of gas in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. With time to catch their wind and regroup, Coach Lue’s troops will pull off the upset. Take Los Angeles. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 14-2 ATS NBA PLAYOFF HIGH ROLLER BEST BET
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