TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD
#554 LA CLIPPERS (-2) over New Orleans at 9:30 PM EST
Off the massive 153-119 road win at Milwaukee, Los Angeles will return home and do a number on visiting New Orleans. The Clippers hold a shocking 0-5 SU and ATS record in their last five meetings with the Pelicans (0-3 SU and ATS this year) and head coach Tyronn Lue and his boys want their sweet revenge.
With victories in two of their last three games over the Bucks and Jazz, the Clippers have started to crank their play up a little bit. There is a strong team trend that backs LA too. At home taking the court with confidence off a straight up win, Los Angeles owns a profitable 37-15 SU and 33-19 ATS record provided its opponent arrives with steam off a SU and ATS victory. In this role priced as a competitive favorite of -6.5 or less, the Clips improve to a solid 19-3 SU and 18-4 ATS including a nearly perfect 12-1 SU and ATS provided their foe was priced as an underdog in their last game.
Currently on a 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS run and off back-to-back straight up road wins over Portland and Los Angeles (Lakers), New Orleans will finally meet its match here. As a non-division guest hitting the hardwood with juice off two or more straight up wins, the Pelicans carry a stiff 15-42 SU and 18-37-2 ATS tally provided their opponent busts in off a blowout win of 10 points or more. Also, as a competitively priced underdog of +4 or less, New Orleans owns a rough 12-29 SU and 16-25 ATS mark provided its opponent arrives off a straight up win.
In a serious payback mode and with their offense off a massive performance against the Bucks, the Clippers will roll to another easy win and cover here. Take Los Angeles. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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