TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH
#648 TENNESSEE (-6′) over Texas A&M at 1 PM EST
The Vols are locked into three postseason situations that hold top shelf marks of 47-20 ATS, 55-22 ATS, and 63-37 ATS and they’re in prime position to manhandle this overachieving Aggies squad. Texas A&M checks into this SEC Tournament Championship Game on a jaw-dropping 7-0 SU and ATS run (with the last four coming in the role of an underdog) and head coach Buzz Williams’ boys will be emotionally drained for this matchup.
A quick peek at the History Book shows that UT has played well in the last six meetings posting a solid 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS record. That includes a 90-80 home win that took place in Knoxville in the lone meeting between these two squads earlier this season. Also, in the final of the SEC Tournament, teams that are going into revenge own a reliable 20-10 SU and 18-11-1 ATS mark including a powerful 9-3 SU and 10-2 ATS provided they are not a No. 1 seed. Finally, in the SEC Tournament facing a foe that arrives off a straight up underdog win, the Vols hold a strong 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS tally.
Yes, Texas A&M is hot right now. However, since 1990, single-digit underdogs that hit the hardwood off three consecutive straight up underdog wins hold a weak 98-140-6 ATS record. If our “play against” side is running the floor against a foe that is NOT off a blowout win of 10 points or more, this system falls to a horrible 67-109-2 ATS including a dismal 18-41 ATS if their opponent checks in with steam off two or more straight up victories. The Aggies apply to all three parts of that negative wagering situation.
Playing its fourth game in four days, Texas A&M will finally run out of gas with a ticket to the Big Dance on the line. Take Tennessee. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
MICKEY’S 5* CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT GAME OF THE YEAR
The TSPC split their Best Bets on Saturday (Lee won with UAB and Tom lost with Duke), and Mick takes over on Sunday armed with one top-rated 5* release that will grab the cash. Two strong angles support this sweet investment, and these situations hold power marks of 19-5 ATS and 29-7 ATS. Grab Mick’s 5* Conference Tournament Game of the Year for $30.