TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12TH
#720 SMU (-14′) over South Florida at 8 PM EST
Off the 17-point blowout loss at Cincinnati and with road wars at Tulane and Memphis on deck, SMU will make sure it takes care of business when USF visits on Wednesday night. The Bulls enter this contest off three consecutive straight up losses and they’ll have trouble keeping pace against the Mustangs in this AAC battle.
A quick glance at the History Book shows that SMU has played well in this series inking a strong 9-2 SU (5-4-2 ATS) record the last 11 meetings. Equally impressive, when favored and holding a team won/loss percentage of .710 or better, the Ponies hold a highly profitable 38-2 SU and 27-12-1 ATS mark provided their opponent busts in without confidence off a straight up loss. In this role laying -16.5 or less, SMU tightens up to a respectable 29-2 SU and 24-7 ATS tally including a powerful 14-0 SU and 11-3 ATS provided its opponent takes the floor off a blowout loss of nine points or more.
Clinging to an ugly 14-24 SU and 13-23-1 ATS record in its last 38 games, South Florida is having all kinds of trouble on the court right now. To make matters worse, as an underdog competing with four or more days of rest, the Bulls own a dismal 58-91-5 ATS mark provided they bust in without confidence off a straight up loss. In this role fighting a foe that played on the road in their last game, USF crashes to a shocking 8-63 SU and 23-44-4 ATS including a rough 0-17 SU and 1-14-2 ATS in its last 17 if its opponent enters off a pointspread loss as well.
Before falling to the Bearcats, the Mustangs had won eight straight. It’s time to start a new streak. Take SMU. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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