TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
#123 NY GIANTS (+9′) over LA Chargers at 4:05 PM EST
Off last week’s 11-point road loss at Miami, don’t be surprised when the Giants travel to Los Angeles and give the Chargers a game. The Bolts enter this non-conference battle off last Sunday’s impressive upset road win over the Bengals and this will prove to a be a difficult challenge for head coach Brandon Staley and his troops.
One thing the G-Men have done well is played competitive football on the road. In fact, since the start of the 2004 season, New York owns a dependable 81-55-3 ATS mark on foreign soil including a money-making 30-12 ATS in this run in its last 42 provided the Giants hold a team won/loss percentage less than .335. With those two parameters live and head coach Joe Judge’s players taking the field off a SU and ATS loss, this team trend explodes to a sensational 17-3 ATS.
Los Angeles owns a history of playing poorly at home too. In fact, in their own backyard favored since the kickoff of the 2011 season, the Chargers hold a stiff 21-38-1 ATS record. In this run checking in off a non-division battle, the Bolts fall to a disturbing 12-29-1 ATS including a woeful 6-21 ATS in this set provided they were on the road last. Also, after scoring 30 points or more in its last game, LA holds a surprising 11-30 SU and 11-29-1 ATS in its next contest including an ugly 10-27 SU and 8-28-1 ATS provided they bust in with steam off a straight up win.
Off the huge road win over the Bengals and with a major showdown at home against the Chiefs on deck, this is a massive flat spot for the Chargers. Take New York. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
LEE’S $2,000 NFL GAME OF THE YEAR
The TSPC posted a nearly perfect 9-1 ATS mark last weekend and Lee did his job by cashing both of his posts on Baylor and the Eagles. This High Roller Club selection is a rare two dime play and it is supported by two powerful situations that own solid marks of 16-3 ATS and 9-1 ATS. Grab Lee’s $2,000 NFL Game of the Year for $30.