TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH
#102 BALL ST (-6) over Buffalo at 7 PM EST
Off back-to-back straight up losses and with bowl-eligibility on the line, the 33 players the Cardinals are set to honor on Senior Night before the game starts will rise up together and pick up this important victory. Buffalo enters this MAC battle off three consecutive straight up losses and they’ll have trouble matching Ball State’s emotion in this battle especially with nothing but pride on the line.
A quick peek at the History Book shows that BSU has played well in this series lately posting a powerful 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS record in the last 10 meetings. Equally impressive, regular season game 12 conference hosts that hold a 5-6 SU record own a profitable 31-16-1 ATS mark provided they are going into revenge. If our “play on” side is priced as a favorite of -16 or less, this technical situation tightens up to a solid 18-5 ATS. Finally, after failing to cover the pointspread in their own backyard, the Cardinals have been a solid investment notching an elite 30-15 ATS record including a dependable 23-7 ATS if they are priced between +14 and -14 points.
On a dismal 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS run, this is going to be a tough spot for UB. As a guest taking the turf off two or more straight up losses, the Bulls hold a woeful 15-31 ATS record in their last 46 lined games. In this spot checking in off the comforts of a home game, Buffalo falls to a miserable 6-19 ATS including a stiff 3-17 ATS in this situation priced as a pup of +3 or more. Also, MAC road dogs playing in their last game of the season hold a rough 6-15 ATS tally provided they are lined up against a conference foe that busts in off the comforts of a home game. That spells trouble for Buffy.
With a victory needed to go bowling, head coach Mike Neu will have his proud seniors ready to roll. Take Ball State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 32-4 ATS NCAA ULTIMATE MAC INVESTMENT
Coming off a profitable 2-1 ATS performance yesterday that featured an NFL Monday Night Game of the Month victory on Tampa Bay, Stryker scoots over to MACaction on Tuesday armed with one Best Bet that will deliver the cash. A sensational 32-4 ATS conference angle supports this selection along with an additional 66-32 ATS MAC trend. Grab Tom’s NCAA Ultimate MAC Investment for $30.