TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, JANUARY 13TH
#814 BELMONT (-22) over Austin Peay at 8 PM EST
Since suffering that two-point loss to Dayton back on November 28th, 2021, Belmont has ripped off an impressive 7-0 SU and 5-0-1 ATS record in its last seven games. The winning (and covering) won’t stop there either. Austin Peay stumbles into this contest on a disturbing 0-6 SU and ATS run, and the Governors are going to be in serious trouble in this situation.
A quick glance at the History Books shows that the Bruins have played well in this series posting a 10-3 SU mark in the last 13 meetings. Equally impressive, since the start of the 2019-20 season, the Bruins have been a cash cow notching a solid 64-14 SU and 40-28-2 ATS record including an amazing 19-0 SU and 16-3 ATS in their last 19 matched up against a foe that busts in without confidence off a straight up loss. Lastly, when running the court against a foe that enters off a blowout loss of 10 points or more, Belmont has been at its financial best posting a sensational 33-3 SU and 23-7 ATS mark including an outstanding 23-1 SU and 18-4 ATS provided both teams enter off a conference game.
Clinging to an ugly 4-13 SU and 3-11-1 ATS run in its last 17 games, things are about to go from bad to worse for Austin Peay. The Governors are averaging only 68.3 points per game on 43.0 percent shooting and that’s just not going to be enough matched up against a Bruins offense that has ripped off an average of 82.0 points per game on 50.3 percent shooting. On a technical note, Austin Peay has struggled when forced to step up in class and battle a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .751 or better posting a soft 14-38-2 ATS mark. In this setting facing a foe that owns four days of rest or more, the Governors fall to a shocking 0-28 SU and 6-20-2 ATS.
Head coach Casey Alexander has his Bruins playing at an elite level right now and they’ll prove to be way too much in this conference blowout. Take Belmont. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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