TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH
UNDER 151.5 Kansas vs North Carolina at 9:20 PM EST
After ripping through the NCAA Tournament for 95, 93, 73, 69, and 81 points respectively (for an average of 82.2 ppg), North Carolina will have a little more trouble putting points on the board in this Championship battle. In five Big Dance settings, Kansas’ proud defense has allowed 56, 72, 61, 50, and 65 points (or an average of 60.8 ppg) and they’ll be able to slow down the high-octane Tar Heels offense in a big way here.
There is a strong technical situation that supports this Best Bet too. In the last 16 NCAA Championship Games, the combined totals have been 156, 162, 141, 136, 151, 131, 114, 158, 126, 94, 120, 161, 143, 159, 130, and 145 points. That’s an average of only 139.2 combined points per game. In addition, from the Round of 32 later in the Big Dance, favorites (or pick) that are competing with a posted total of 153.5 or less have posted an UNDER mark of 86-69-3 ATS. If our piece of chalk is fighting a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .770 or higher, the UNDER cruises to a profitable 36-17-2 ATS. Finally, as a team, Kansas has been an under wager lately going below the mark in 12 of its last 20 battles.
With nerves cranked to the max and emotions on high, points will be hard to come by in this NCAA Championship Game. Take the UNDER. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 15-6 ATS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP BEST BET
Off a nice NBA victory on the Mavericks yesterday, Stryker flips over to the college ranks looking to cash this NCAA Tournament wager. Two strong angles support this key release, and these situations hold lucrative marks of 15-6 ATS and 26-9 ATS. Grab Tom’s NCAA Championship Best Bet for $30.