Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 1/24/13

  • January 24, 2013

Huge win on Wednesday, which was particularly satisfying following the rough Tuesday. The free selection on Washington State was on target as well.

Thursday’s slate won’t be as deep for me as was last night’s. But I do see a few good opportunities, and that includes the comp call on a WCC game.

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01/24 07:00 PM CB (545) SAN FRANCISCO (546) PORTLAND

Take: (546) PORTLAND

Not a whole lot of eyes figure to be focused on a bland matchup between San Francisco and Portland. But I think there’s a right side here, and I’m going to make a case for the Pilots to pick up a win at home. Portland does not have much talent, and they are truly a collection of brick shooters. San Francisco has some talent, but let’s just say that if this were baseball, the Dons would be called one of those teams that doesn’t like to get the uniforms dirty. Rex Walters is simply not getting the most from his roster and that goes a long way toward explaining why this team has hit the skids in a big way following a nice start to the campaign. Portland has no shot against good teams, but when they drop in class or face a flat opponent, that extra effort can get them some wins. San Francisco wins this on paper. But they’re playing on a basketball court and I’d rather give the nod to the home dog that will likely want it more. Portland plus the small spot for the Thursday free play.