Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play March 23rd


#555 UTAH (+5) over Boston at 7:30 PM EST
Currently resting in the No. 4 slot a game up on No. 5 Dallas and two games behind No. 3 Golden State, Utah needs this victory badly in order to keep pace in the Western Conference standings. Boston enters this battle off four consecutive road wins (3-1 ATS) over Golden State, Sacramento, Denver, and Oklahoma City, and this will prove to be a difficult encore for the Celtics.

A quick peek at the history in this series shows that the Jazz have performed well posting a solid 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS record in the last seven meetings. In addition, when running the floor with rest, Utah has performed very well against Eastern Conference opponents holding a proud 48-16 SU and 37-23-4 ATS record in its last 64 games including a spotless 4-0 ATS in this situation provided the Jazz are priced as an underdog of +7 or less. Also, head coach Quin Snyder’s boys own a phenomenal 49-13 SU and 42-19-1 ATS record when coming off two or more non-conference battles. In this setting running with rest, the Jazz have danced their way to an outstanding 44-11 SU and 39-15-1 ATS mark.

Surprisingly, Boston has been a poor investment at home lately notching a feeble 24-33-2 ATS tally in its last 59 lined games. In this run hitting the hardwood off two or more straight up victories, the Shamrocks fall to a rough 3-14-1 ATS mark. Even worse, when playing at home and taking the court with confidence off three or more straight up wins, the Celtics hold a dismal 9-17 ATS record in their last 26 lined games. Finally, when hosting a foe that arrives without steam off a SU and ATS loss, the Shamrocks sport a stiff 16-27-1 ATS record including an ugly 8-20 ATS in this spot provided they check in off a straight up victory of five points or more.

Off a poor offensive outing against the Nets, the Jazz will rally the troops and pull off the series sweep against the Celtics. Take Utah. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Mick got the job done for the TSPC cashing his 5* NIT Tournament GOY on St. Bonaventure last night and Dan takes over on Wednesday with his lone 5* release in the Little Dance. A stunning 38-10 ATS power system supports this money-maker along with an elite 25-5 ATS angle. Grab Dan’s 5* NIT Tournament Game of the Year for $30.