Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 2/24/13
Good day for me on Saturday with some healthy profits, paced by a big play on UNLV. There just isn’t any substitute for good, verifiable information. When news broke that Leonard Washington was in street clothes for the game, Wyoming was basically dead in the water and the Runnin’ Rebels were absolute top shelf material. Obviously, I was thrilled with the runaway win and that victory keyed a substantial profit for the day.
The free opinion fell flat, but hopefully the rapid rebound comes today in a game where I’m taking stats over situation.
02/24 01:00 PM CB (833) TEMPLE VS (834) NC CHARLOTTE
Take: (833) TEMPLE
Charlotte has a solid record and I am sure they are going to be all out to get revenge today as the 49ers host Temple. But matchup stats tell the story here. Charlotte cannot take care of the ball. This team is dead last in the A-10 in turnovers per possession. Meanwhile, the Owls are the most protective possession team in the entire league on percentage. If I’m going get likely extra possessions with Temple, I’m in. I also like the fact that Charlotte just cannot his threes at all, which could be a killer late if that’s what’s needed. The downer here is that it’s revenge for the hosts from a very close loss in the prior meeting, and the Owls are traveling off a crucial win over Big Five rival La Salle. But the big key to me is in the numbers, and that’s why I will be backing Temple as today’s free opinion.