TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH
#301 WESTERN MICHIGAN (-5′) over Eastern Michigan at 7:30 PM EST
Off back-to-back SU and ATS losses in this series, the Broncos will head to Rynearson Stadium and pick up their sweet revenge over the Eagles. Eastern Michigan stumbles into Senior Night off a 34-26 home loss to Ohio and this is going to be another tough spot for head coach Chris Creighton and his crew.
Technically speaking, this is an ideal setting for WMU. Since 1999, MAC road favorites priced at -5 or more that take the field off a home pointspread loss own a lucrative 51-32 ATS record provided they are lined up against a conference foe. If our “play on” guest was favored by -3 or more last, this situation improves to a money-making 40-21 ATS. Also, since 2008, MAC revenging road teams that are matched up against a conference foe that arrives off a straight up loss hold a dependable 69-41-2 ATS mark. If our “play on” side is priced as a favorite or an underdog of +2.5 or less, this angle explodes to a sensational 33-12-1 ATS. That bodes well for the Broncos.
When playing in the comforts of home, EMU has surprisingly had issues inking a soft 37-58-1 ATS tally in its last 96 games. In this run checking in without confidence off a straight up loss, the Eagles have crash landed notching a stiff 24-42-1 ATS mark including 14-28-1 ATS if their opponent played at home last. To make matters worse, college football home dogs that take the field off a straight up loss as a home favorite own a woeful 107-144-4 ATS mark provided their opponent arrives off a straight up win. If our “play against” host is fighting a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .600 or better, this situation falls to a miserable 88-131-3 ATS.
After failing to cover three straight, head coach Tim Lester’s troops will finally put it together on both sides of the ball and pick up this huge revenge payday. Take Western Michigan. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 19-4 ATS CBB HIGH ROLLER BEST BET
Coming off a 2-1 ATS Monday that featured a nice hardwood winner on the Heat, Stryker heads back to the court on Tuesday armed with one selection that will deliver the cash. Two solid angles support this key release, and these situations hold power marks of 19-4 ATS and 11-1 ATS. Grab Tom’s CBB High Roller Best Bet for $30.