Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play January 4th


#710 MISSOURI ST (-13′) over Evansville at 8 PM EST
On a red-hot 3-0 SU and ATS roll and staring at road games against Belmont and Illinois State, Missouri State will make sure it comes out on top in this matchup against struggling Evansville. The Purple Aces limp into this Missouri Valley Conference battle off a pair of ugly SU and ATS losses to the Sycamores and Racers and head coach David Ragland and his troops aren’t about to get healthy here.

Historically speaking, the Bears have played well in this series lately posting a proud 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS record in the last seven meetings. In addition, when holding a team won/loss percentage of .500 or less and matched up against a conference foe, head coach Dana Ford and his boys hold a powerful 55-28-1 ATS mark provided their opponent takes the floor without confidence off a straight up loss. With those two parameters live and Missouri State playing in the comforts of home, this situation tightens up to a spectacular 25-8-1 ATS including an elite 13-2 ATS if it is priced as a favorite of -6 or more.

Owning a poor 11-41 SU and 19-30-1 ATS record in its last 52 games, Evansville is simply playing bad basketball right now. In this run battling a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .500 or better, the Purple Aces have struggled inking a woeful 3-27 SU and 8-20-1 ATS record including a disturbing 0-15 SU and 2-12-1 ATS if they are rolling on the road or at a neutral spot. Also, when priced as an underdog of +6 or more and competing with revenge of any kind, UE sports a dismal 4-45 SU and 17-31-1 ATS mark including a timid 2-34 SU and 12-24 ATS provided it is not playing in the comforts of home.

Behind a defense that is ranked second in the MVC allowing an average of just 56.3 points per game in league play, the Bears will have no trouble cashing this Best Bet ticket. Take Missouri State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


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