TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION MONDAY, MARCH 13TH
#553 BOSTON (-12) over Houston at 8 PM EST
Off back-to-back SU and ATS wins over Portland and Atlanta and still resting 1.5-games behind Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Standings, Boston will shoot over to Houston and smash the Rockets. Head coach Stephen Silas and his squad checks in off three consecutive straight up losses and, on a woeful 2-14 SU and 6-10 ATS run, and they don’t match up well at all in this contest.
Historically speaking, the Shamrocks haven’t experienced too much trouble in this series inking a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS mark in the last five meetings. Equally impressive, since January 11th, 2021, double-digit NBA road favorites are on a respectable 57-42-2 ATS run including a powerful 42-27-1 ATS provided their opponent hits the hardwood with rest. With those two parameters live and our “play on” side facing a non-division foe, this technical situation improves to an elite 34-19-1 ATS including an outstanding 15-4-1 ATS provided we take the court off two or more straight up wins.
Dating back to February 6th, 2021, Houston has been one of the NBA’s worst teams posting a stiff 41-159 SU and 76-118-6 ATS record in its last 200 games. In this dismal run competing in the comforts of home, the Rockets have imploded notching a rough 24-77 SU and 36-63-2 ATS mark including a woeful 11-30 SU and 13-28 ATS provided this is a non-conference game. Additionally, when stepping up in class and fighting a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .670 or higher, Houston carries a pitiful 4-26 SU and 8-19-3 ATS tally provided its opponent is rested.
As long as the Celtics are still behind the Bucks in the race for the No. 1 seed in the East, head coach Joe Mazzulla and his troops will be sure to manhandle the league’s weaker teams. The Rockets are one of them. Take Boston. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 16-3 ATS NBA HIGH ROLLER BEST BET
Checking in off yesterday’s payday on the Crimson Tide, Stryker looks to go undefeated for the fourth straight day (7-0 ATS run over the previous three) armed with one NBA investment that will bring home the bacon. A phenomenal 16-3 ATS power angle backs this wager along with a reliable 19-10 ATS team trend. Grab Tom’s NBA High Roller Best Bet for $30.