Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 2/23/13
Friday night was terrific, with a 3-0 sweep on my personal plays and a very easy winner with the free call on Princeton. Every day should be that solid!
It is Bracketbuster Saturday, and as is always the case for me, a heavy slate of selections. Add in a few off the regular board and it’s safe to say I’ll be doing a load of scoreboard watching all day long.
The free play is from the regular board, and it’s a scheduling dynamics play where the better team looks likely to take a straight up loss.
02/23 11:00 AM CB (535) OKLAHOMA STATE VS (536) WEST VIRGINIA
Take: (536) WEST VIRGINIA
Oklahoma State is absolutely the better team, but the better team doesn’t always win the game. It’s a terrible spot for the Cowboys. They’re off two incredible games at home against Oklahoma and Kansas, rallying for the win over the Sooners and then bowing in 2OT against Kansas. Oklahoma State has no worries about making the Big Dance and they already have a win over West Virginia. Add it all up and it reads dead spot for the Cowboys. I’m thoroughly unimpressed with this West Virginia team, particularly when they’re on offense. But the Mountaineers should at least be decent enough to take advantage of a huge scheduling edge, and I’m getting enough from the guys who set the lines to leave a little room for error. Make it West Virginia plus the points.