TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
#520 UTAH (-14′) over Houston at 9 PM EST
Back on track sporting a 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS record in its last five games, Utah will have no trouble extending the margin against visiting Houston. The Rockets limp into this contest on a woeful 0-4 SU and ATS run, and they’ll be in serious trouble at this venue.
Motivation will be off the charts for the Jazz too. In case you forgot, back on January 19th, head coach Quin Snyder and his players hosted Houston as a 14-point favorite and lost outright 116-111. Thankfully, when playing with momentum off three or more straight up wins, the Jazz have inked a tremendous 47-16 SU and 37-24-2 ATS mark including an elite 25-3 SU and 20-7-1 ATS provided they are playing in the comforts of home. With those two parameters live and Utah arriving off a non-division battle, this team trend cruises to a powerful 22-2 SU and 19-4-1 ATS including an outstanding 17-1 SU and 15-2-1 ATS if they played inside Vivint Arena in their last contest.
It won’t take much to fade the imploding Rockets. According to our pro basketball database, Houston is on a woeful 42-110 SU and 57-93-2 ATS run in its last 152 games including a stiff 24-83 SU and 38-67-2 ATS tally if it hits the hardwood without steam off a straight up loss. With those two parameters live and the Rockets matched up against a non-division foe, this team trend falls to a horrible 20-74 SU and 32-60-2 ATS including an ugly 9-39 SU and 13-34-1 ATS if their opponent busts in with steam off a SU and ATS victory.
The Jazz are currently holding the top spot in the Western Conference standings, and they’ll have no trouble grabbing this win and cover in this revenge situation. Take Utah. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 25-6 ATS CBB HIGH ROLLER BEST BET
Stryker went 1-2 ATS on Sunday (won with the under in the Super Bowl but slipped with the Rams and UNCG) and he returns on Monday with one power wager that will rake in the cash. Major motivation backs this selection along with one lucrative 25-6 ATS trend. Grab Tom’s CBB High Roller Best Bet for $30.