Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play April 18th


#532 BOSTON (-10′) over Atlanta at 7 PM EST
Even though the Celtics were victorious in game one, Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla wasn’t happy about his squad’s performance in the second half. The Hawks actually outscored the Shamrocks 55-38 after intermission and Mazzulla wants his troops to compete for a full 48 minutes starting right here.

Clinging to a 6-0 SU and ATS mark in the last six meetings, the Boys from Beantown have obviously dominated Hotlanta recently. Equally impressive, as a playoff host, the Celtics have been worth the wager inking a reliable 26-13 SU and 25-14 ATS tally in their last 39 tries including a profitable 22-9 SU and 21-10 ATS provided they are favored. There is a strong postseason situation that has developed recently too. Since 2016, NBA Playoff round one game two hosts have gone on a tear inking a noteworthy 40-10 SU and 34-16 ATS record. If our “play on” side owns a team won/loss percentage of .640 or better, this technical situation improves to a phenomenal 26-5 SU and 24-7 ATS. That bodes well for the Shamrocks.

With a 24-67 SU and 33-58 ATS mark, Hotlanta has been ice-cold as a playoff guest lately. In this situation fighting a foe that played in the comforts of home last, the Hawks crash to a horrible 11-32 SU and 12-31 ATS including an ugly 3-23 SU and 4-22 ATS provided they are priced as a pup of +6 or more. (Please note: That last tightener is on a disturbing 0-12 SU and ATS run.) Finally, as a guest battling a foe that enters with confidence off two or more straight up wins, Atlanta holds a filthy 10-39 SU and 12-37 ATS tally in its last 49 tries including a poor 2-22 SU and 3-21 ATS provided its opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .570 or higher.

The Celtics played hard for two quarters in the first meeting and still won the game by 13 points. With Coach Mazzulla’s boys going hard for 48 minutes, this one should be easy. Take Boston. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


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