TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
#811 BELMONT (-13) over Tennessee Tech at 8:30 PM EST
Firing on all cylinders right now on a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS run in its last four games, Belmont will have no trouble extending the margin against Tennessee Tech on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles limp into this OVC battle on a dismal 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS run, and they don’t match up well at all in this contest.
Historically speaking, the Bruins have won eight straight in this series by an average of 14.3 points per game. Equally impressive, when lined up against an opponent that hits the hardwood without steam off a straight up loss, Belmont has been at its financial best posting a proud 79-43-2 ATS record including a powerful 49-17 ATS in this situation provided its opponent was on the road in their last game. With those two parameters in play and head coach Casey Alexander’s kids favored by -8 or more, this angle explodes to a highly profitable 36-10 ATS.
This isn’t the spot to back Tennessee Tech either. In case you haven’t been paying attention, OVC home dogs that hold a team won/loss percentage less than .500 hold a weak 10-45 SU and 21-33-1 ATS tally provided they are running the floor against a conference foe that busts in with confidence off a straight up win. If our “play against” side enters off a straight up loss, this OVC situation falls to a miserable 5-32 SU and 12-24-1 ATS including an ugly 0-24 US and 6-18 ATS provided they are grabbing +6.5 or more. That spells trouble for head coach John Pelphrey and the Golden Eagles.
If you want to beat the Bruins, you need to put points on the board considering Coach Alexander’s boys average 81.6 ppg. Unfortunately, Tech’s low-octane offense has struggled in its last five losses averaging only 61.4 points per game and that’s simply not going to be enough to get the job done here. Take Belmont. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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