Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play March 29th


#551 CHICAGO (-4) over Washington at 7 PM EST
Off last night’s 109-104 loss in the Big Apple to the Knicks, the Bulls will rebound nicely when they visit the Wizards on Tuesday. Washington enters this contest off back-to-back straight up underdog wins over Detroit and Golden State and this is going to be a massive challenge for head coach Wes Unseld Jr. and his kids.

Historically speaking, Chicago has played well in this series notching a solid 11-3 SU and 10-4 ATS tally in the last 14 meetings. Equally impressive, when favored in the second of a back-to-back, Da Bulls have performed very well posting a powerful 90-20 SU and 71-38-1 ATS record provided they take the court without confidence off a straight up loss. In this situation running the floor against a foe that played in the comforts of home last, this angle explodes to a sensational 50-7 SU and 42-15 ATS mark including 33-3 SU and 29-7 ATS if Chicago is fighting an opponent that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .500.

Kudos to the Wiz for knocking off the Pistons and Warriors. However, backing a Washington team that is on a dismal 23-38 SU and 21-39-1 ATS run in its last 60 games isn’t going to happen anytime soon. In this setting competing against a foe that enters off a straight up loss, the Wizards are a disturbing 7-14 SU and 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 battles. Also, when playing in the comforts of home and taking the court with confidence off two or more straight up wins, Washington holds a timid 85-127-4 ATS tally including a hideous 29-67-1 ATS if it was priced as an underdog or a favorite of -1.5 or less in its last game. With those two parameters live and the Wizards facing a foe that is off a pointspread loss, this trend crashes to a disturbing 12-41 ATS.

Currently tied for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings, the Bulls can’t afford to fall to a Wizards bunch that rests 10-games under the .500 mark. Take Chicago. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.

Stryker’s followed up Sunday’s victory on Kansas with an NBA Game of the Week winner on Miami yesterday and he’s back with one more wager that will bring home the cash. A stunning 15-0 ATS NIT angle supports this selection along with a reliable 7-3 ATS power trend. Grab Tom’s 4* NIT Game of the Year for $30.