TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
#841 NOTRE DAME (-5) over Boston College at 6 PM EST
In a bad mood off back-to-back straight up losses to Texas A&M and Illinois, look for head coach Mike Brey’s troops to start ACC play with a solid showing at Boston College. The Eagles enter this conference opener off back-to-back straight up home wins over Columbia and USF and this will be a tough spot for head coach Earl Grant and his troops.
Historically speaking, the Fighting Irish have been a dominant force in this series inking a strong 20-3 SU and 13-9-1 ATS record in the last 23 meetings. In this run facing a BC bunch that checks in with confidence off a straight up win, UND improves to an elite 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS. Equally impressive, as a guest arriving without steam off two or more straight up losses, the Dame holds a dependable 18-8 ATS mark provided their opponent busts in off a straight up win. If Coach Brey’s boys are battling a conference foe, this team trend jumps to a lucrative 10-3 ATS.
Respect is certainly given to Boston College’s two-game winning streak. However, backing an Eagles bunch that is on a woeful 22-42 SU and 24-35-2 ATS run isn’t going to happen anytime soon. In this setting facing a foe that checks in off a straight up loss, BC falls to a miserable 5-19-1 ATS including an ugly 1-11 ATS if Coach Grant’s boys are running in Chestnut Hill. With those two parameters live and the Eagles priced as a favorite or an underdog of +6.5 or less, this team trend falls to a shocking 0-11 ATS.
With a war against No. 9/10 Kentucky on deck next Saturday and resting with a 3-3 SU record through six games, UND understands the importance of this dub. Take Notre Dame. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 12-0 ATS NCAA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WAGER
Coming off a 1-1 ATS night that featured a nice payday in the NFL on the Cowboys, Stryker is serving up one college football wager that will bring home the cash. Two solid angles support this key release, and these situations hold top shelf marks of 12-0 ATS and 30-14 ATS. Grab Tom’s NCAA Conference Championship Best Bet for $30.