Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play February 2nd


#872 DAYTON (-7′) over St Bonaventure at 7 PM EST
With steam off a SU and ATS home win over George Washington and with a pair of wars on the road against St. Joseph’s and VCU on deck, Dayton will have no trouble extending the margin against visiting St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies enter this A-10 battle off a pair of SU and ATS home wins over the Hawks and Rams and head coach Mark Schmidt and his boys are in prime position to fall.

Revenge motivation will have the Flyers focused on the task at hand. In the last meeting back on February 4th, 2023, Dayton (-5′) visited St. Bonaventure and left with a frustrating 68-59 loss in its pocket. Even with that blemish, skipper Anthony Grant and his players still hold a dominant 22-3 SU and 14-10-1 ATS in the last 25 battles including an elite 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 provided UD busts in with confidence off a straight up win. Also, when running in a payback mode, Dayton has performed well lately notching a strong 12-2 SU and 10-4 ATS mark in its last 14 tries. Finally, at home entering off a conference game, the Flyers have inked a reliable 38-10 SU and 32-15-1 ATS tally provided their opponent arrives with momentum off two or more SU and ATS victories.

True road games have been a problem for St. Bonaventure, as well. As a guest, the Bonnies hold a rough 19-32-2 ATS record in their last 53 tries including a stiff 7-19-2 ATS if they check in off the comforts of a home game. Additionally, when priced as a single-digit underdog and arriving with steam off two or more straight up wins, Coach Schmidt and his crew have struggled inking a soft 7-17 SU and ATS in their last 24 tries including a pitiful 4-15 SU and ATS provided their opponent carries a team won/loss percentage less than .875.

The Flyers (7-1 SU) are resting in second place in the Atlantic 10 standings behind the undefeated Spiders (8-0 SU) and they need this victory in order to stay in the hunt for the conference crown. Take Dayton. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


The TSPC got back on track with a solid payday on Oregon from Mick last night and Dan takes over on Friday with a strong computer crusher that will get the job done. A rare 10-0 ATS power angle supports this key release along with a lucrative 24-7 ATS trend. Grab Dan’s 4* CBB Conference Game of the Year for $30.