TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, 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.
DAN’S 5* NIT TOURNAMENT GAME OF THE YEAR
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.