Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 1/26/13

  • January 26, 2013

Loads of good possibilities on today’s card. It’s that time of the college season where second meetings are starting to take place, which brings some strong long term angles into play. That’s just one more item of ammunition to help extract cash from the guys who book the action. For info on how to get my personal plays each day, drop an email to cokin@cox.net.

Good job down the stretch by Iona as Friday’s free opinion got home. Here’s a look at the Saturday comp.

01/26 12:00 PM CB (567) NORTHWESTERN VS (568) NEBRASKA

Take: (568) NEBRASKA

“We played with zero pride.” That was a Tweet direct from Nebraska head coach Tim Miles following his team’s lethargic effort in a loss to Illinois this past Tuesday. If Miles was willing to share that assessment with the masses via social networking, it’s safe to say his team will have gotten the message as well. I therefore expect a focused performance at home today as Northwestern visits Lincoln. The scheduling dynamics for the Wildcats are not the best. They’re off several games against their traditional Big 10 opponents, and Northwestern scored a stunning upset of Minnesota last time out. This therefore looms as a potential dead spot for the Wildcats. Nebraska is not good at all, but if they’re going to notch another league victory, this looks like the right spot. I’ll grab the small number and call for Nebraska to slip past Northwestern today.