TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, MARCH 21ST
#607 OHIO (-1) over Abilene Christian at 8:30 PM EST
Off that stunning 65-64 last-second win over Rice in the opening round on Saturday night, Ohio will have a little easier time when it battles Abilene Christian in the Quarterfinals of the 2022 Roman College Basketball Invitational. The Wildcats check into this contest off an 82-70 win and cover over the Trojans and this will prove to be a tough spot for head coach Brette Tanner and his boys.
Technically speaking, this is a solid situation for the Bobcats. When priced as a non-conference favorite of -13 or less, Ohio has inked a respectable 65-41-1 ATS record including a highly profitable 36-14-2 ATS provided it is running with three days of rest or less. Also, in non-conference play priced as a favorite or an underdog of +2 or less, the Bobcats hold a respectable 20-10-1 ATS mark if their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .675 or better.
Abilene Christian likes to force turnovers (21.4 per game) and lead the nation in turnover margin. In their 82-70 win over the Trojans in their CBI opener, the Wildcats forced 20 total turnovers and turned them into 27 points. Thankfully, for us, Ohio takes good care of the basketball averaging only 10.4 turnovers per game. Also, when priced as a competitive underdog of +10 or less this year, ACU has struggled a touch notching a feeble 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS record.
After getting a scare in the opening round, the Bobcats will play much better in this quarterfinal matchup against the Wildcats. Take Ohio. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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