TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH
#839 MIAMI (+1′) over Indiana at 8:40 PM EST
With plenty of momentum off a solid win and cover over Drake in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, Miami will stay focused and knock off Indiana with a return ticket to the Sweet 16 on the line. Last year, the Hurricanes made it all the way to the Elite Eight of the Big Dance, and they want another shot.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Miami has been lights out when priced as an underdog lately notching a reliable 24-5 ATS record in their last 29 tries. Provided the Hurricanes are not fighting a foe that is off a blowout victory of 25 points or more, this technical situation improves to an amazing 24-3 ATS including a spotless 11-0 ATS provided the ‘Canes hold a team won/loss percentage of .730 or better. Additionally, as an underdog in the NCAA Tournament, Miami owns a profitable 7-3 ATS mark.
Holding a feeble 5-4 SU and 3-6 ATS record in its last nine games, Indiana isn’t playing well enough right now to win this contest. To make matters worse, in the NCAA Tournament taking the floor with momentum off a straight up win, the Hoosiers hold a dismal 7-13 SU and 5-14-1 ATS record in their last 20 games including a rough 5-9 SU and 2-11-1 ATS if they are priced as a favorite or an underdog of +5.5 or less. Also, when coming off a SU and ATS victory and now priced as an underdog or a competitive favorite of -5.5 or less, IU sports a rough 15-26 SU and 15-25-1 ATS tally. Finally, on the road or at a neutral site matched up against an ACC foe, the Hoosiers hold a soft 5-14 SU and 5-12-2 ATS mark.
Hungry for a return trip to the Sweet 16, Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga will have his kids primed and ready to pull off this upset. Take Miami. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 4* NCAA TOURNEY ROUND 2 GAME OF THE YEAR
With confidence off a 2-1 ATS performance yesterday that featured a Best Bet of the Day victory on ‘Bama, Stryker is releasing his lone 4* Best Bet in the Second Round of the Big Dance and he’s taking this investment straight to the bank. A strong 65-38 ATS technical situation backs this wager along with a 14-4 ATS seed angle. Grab Tom’s 4* NCAA Tourney Round 2 Game of the Year for $30.