TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
#638 AUBURN (-7′) over Indiana at 2 PM EST
Off that surprising five-point loss at Appalachian State and with six days to prepare, Auburn will travel to State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, and race past Indiana. The overachieving Hoosiers enter this Holiday Hoopsgiving battle on a blistering 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS run and, off the upset road win over the Wolverines, this will be a very difficult spot for head coach Mike Woodson and his warriors.
This is actually a decent wagering situation for UA. Since 2021, the Tigers have faced three teams from the Big 10 (Nebraska, Northwestern, and Iowa) and won all three games straight up (2-1 ATS). Equally impressive, when hitting the hardwood without steam off a straight up loss the War Eagles carries a rewarding 61-37-4 ATS record provided their opponent busts in with momentum off two or more straight up wins. In this role priced as a favorite, head coach Bruce Pearl and his boys improve to an outstanding 25-4 SU and 20-7-2 ATS mark.
The Hoosiers are locked into one of their worst roles. On the road or at a neutral site, the Big Red own a rough 83-118 SU and 77-119-2 ATS provided they hit the hardwood with confidence off two or more straight up wins. In this situation competing against a foe that arrives without steam off a SU and ATS loss, IU falls to a miserable 18-37 SU and 15-40 ATS including a head-scratching 7-22 SU and 5-24 ATS provided the Hoosiers are rolling with four or more days of rest.
Ranked 15th in the nation holding opponents to just 37.3 percent from the floor, the Tigers will be able to keep the Hoosiers sharpshooters in check and run away with this contest in the end. Take Auburn. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 24-9 ATS 4* NCAA DECEMBER GAME OF THE MONTH
Checking in off a 1-1 ATS performance in the pros last night, Stryker is stepping out with a rare 4* Best Bet in college buckets that will bring home the cash. A pair of lucrative power angles support this selection, and these situations boast solid marks of 24-9 ATS and 19-8 ATS. Grab Tom’s 4* NCAA December Game of the Month for $30.