TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
#833 UCSB (-1′) over Long Beach State at 11 PM EST
Off that surprising 72-67 road loss at CSUN as a -13.5-point favorite, look for UCSB to come out firing on all cylinders when it travels to Walter Pyramid Arena to battle LBSU. The Beach enter this Big West war on a blistering 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS run and that hot streak will come to an end here.
Clinging to a dismal 9-17 SU and 10-16 ATS record in its last 26 meetings in this series and with conference tournament knockout revenge, the Gauchos won’t be taking this game lightly. Thankfully, when coming off a straight up loss, head coach Joe Pasternack and his boys have been worth a look inking a solid 34-13 SU and 23-19-1 ATS record. In this run competing in a revenge mode, UCSB improves to a rewarding 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS. Also, Big West Conference road teams that check in off a straight up loss hold a money-making 46-23-2 ATS mark provided they are facing a .575 or better conference foe that storms the court with momentum off back-to-back SU and ATS wins. If our “play on” visitor is running with four or more days of rest, this technical situation cruises to a profitable 23-10 ATS.
Holding a 32-18 SU and 29-17 ATS mark in their last 50 games, Long Beach State is certainly playing solid basketball. However, this is going to be a tough wagering spot for the Beach. When hitting the hardwood with momentum off a straight up victory of five points or more, LBSU owns a dismal 9-44 SU and 19-32-1 ATS tally provided they are battling a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .801 or higher. In this setting holding a team won/loss percentage of .500 or better, head coach Dan Monson and his boys slip to a miserable 7-34 SU and 12-27-1 ATS.
With first place on the line in the Big West, the Gauchos will make sure they take advantage of this exceptional revenge opportunity. Take UCSB. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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