TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
#605 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (+4) over Western Michigan at 7 PM EST
After shocking Kent and Eastern Michigan on January 11th and 15th, Northern Illinois has hit the skids posting a dismal 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS record in its last five games. Matched up against a Western Michigan team that shouldn’t be favored over anyone right now, the Huskies are in prime position to pull off this minor upset.
Revenge motivation will keep NIU focused too. In the last two meetings against the Broncos, the Huskies own an ugly 0-2 SU and ATS mark and have dropped those two games by a grand total of 13 points. Thankfully, as a guest checking in without steam off two or more straight up losses, Northern Illinois holds a profitable 63-40-2 ATS mark including an elite 43-17-1 ATS provided its opponent played on the road in their last game. With those two parameters live and head coach Rashon Burno and his crew coming off an ATS loss as well, this team trend explodes to a sensational 31-9 ATS. (It should be noted that the last tightener is on a blistering 20-2 ATS run!)
Laying points with a Western Michigan team that holds a dismal 11-39 SU and 19-26-1 ATS record in its last 50 games is not a good investment strategy. Even worse, in this situation battling a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .500, the Broncos fall to a horrible 5-14 SU and 3-12 ATS including an ugly 0-6 ATS in this setting if they are playing in Kalamazoo. Also, in the role of a favorite, WMU owns a stiff 10-18-3 ATS mark in its last 31 battles including a woeful 2-14-1 ATS if its opponent takes the court off a conference game.
Respect is given to a Broncos team that has won 14 straight at home in this series (39-8 SU overall). However, the Huskies are an incredibly tough out when they’re on the road and they have enough talent to win this game straight up on the floor. Take Northern Illinois. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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