TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD
#748 HOUSTON (-15′) over Temple at 7 PM EST
In a zone right now off five consecutive straight up wins (4-1 ATS) by an average of 13.2 points per game, Houston will flex its muscles for the Cougars faithful on Senior Night with another blowout victory. Temple rolls into this AAC contest off a 75-50 home win and cover over Tulane and the Owns won’t be worth a hoot here.
Holding a lucrative 70-13 SU and 50-31 ATS record in its last 83 games, UH has been one of the most profitable teams in college basketball lately. In this run facing a foe that enters off the comforts of a home game, head coach Kelvin Sampson’s kids have been even better notching a sweet 34-6 SU and 29-11 ATS mark. With those two parameters in play and the Cougars priced as a favorite of -13.5 or more, this team trend explodes to a sensational 14-1 SU and 13-2 ATS. Finally, when competing against a foe that enters off a pointspread victory, Houston holds an outstanding 27-4 SU and 21-10 ATS mark including an elite 12-0 SU and 11-1 ATS if the Cougars are priced as a favorite of -12.5 or more.
Clinging to a weak 3-11 SU and 5-9 ATS record in the last 14 meetings, Temple hasn’t enjoyed much success in this series lately. In addition, when hitting the hardwood with confidence off a SU and ATS victory, the Owls have struggled notching a woeful 25-35-2 ATS mark in their next game. Provided Temple is playing on the road, this team trend falls to a soft 10-21 SU and 12-18-1 ATS including a filthy 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS if the Owls are battling with revenge of any kind.
Ranked No. 1 in field-goal percentage defense (36.8), No. 5 in scoring defense (58.8 ppg), and No. 7 in scoring margin (+17.3 ppg), the Cougars will give the fans in the Fertitta Center something to cheer about with this blowout victory. Take Houston. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TREY’S 40-19 ATS HORIZON LEAGUE TOURNAMENT GAME OF THE YEAR
Tom Stryker picked up a nice 4* win for the TSPC on Louisiana Tech last night and he passes the money ball over to Trey and TJ looks to make it two straight. This conference tournament crusher is backed by a sweet 40-19 ATS angle and one high-powered 28-7 ATS trend. Grab Trey’s Horizon League Tournament Game of the Year for $30.