Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play April 25th


#524 PHOENIX (-12) over LA Clippers at 10 PM EST
Since dropping the series opener, the Suns have ripped off three consecutive straight up wins (2-1 ATS) and they’ll have no trouble closing out the Clippers in this contest. Minus the services of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Los Angeles doesn’t have enough talent on the floor to beat Phoenix and head coach Tyronn Lue and his kids will bow out here.

There is a unique NBA Playoff angle that backs this investment too. Since 2005, postseason hosts that dropped their series opener and then quietly ripped off three consecutive straight up wins hold a solid 10-1 SU and 8-3 ATS record in this game five setting. That bodes well for head coach Monty Williams and his boys. Equally impressive, when playing in its own backyard and arriving off a road war, Phoenix has been a strong investment posting a lucrative 42-12 SU and 37-17 ATS mark including a stunning 30-5 SU and 27-8 ATS provided they check in off a straight up win. With those two parameters live and the Suns facing a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage of .450 or higher, this technical situation cruises to money-making 27-2 SU and 26-3 ATS.

The Clips aren’t exactly resting in a profitable setting either. As a guest arriving without momentum off a SU and ATS loss, Los Angeles holds a rough 9-17 SU and ATS mark including a horrible 4-16 SU and ATS if this is a conference game. With those two parameters in play and the Clippers facing a foe that storms the court off a blowout victory of eight points or more, this technical situation falls to a disturbing 1-7 SU and 0-8 ATS. Finally, when running the floor with exactly two days of rest, LA holds a weak 5-24 ATS tally in its last 29 tries including just 1-12 ATS provided its opponent enters with confidence off a straight up win.

With a war against the top-seeded Nuggets up next, the Suns won’t want to waste any time dismissing the Clippers. Take Phoenix. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


Stryker split his investments last night (cashed easily with the Giants in MLB but suffered a brutal loss on the Grizzlies in the NBA) and he’s headed back to the hardwood armed with one wager that will get the job done. A couple of highly profitable angles support this selection, and these situations boast lucrative marks of 9-1 ATS and 23-11 ATS. Grab Tom’s NBA Playoff Nearly Perfect Best Bet for $30.