Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 2/19/13
I split a pair of personal plays on Monday, losing a bizarre game with Pittsburgh in college basketball, but cashing a very nice puck line NHL ticket on the Phoenix Coyotes. Anytime I go 1-1 and turn a healthy profit, I’m sure not going to complain.
Portland State came through in fine fashion with a relatively easy win over Eastern Washington as the free play for the night.
Don’t forget to take advantage of my pre-season baseball rates that are now available. MLB has always been my best sport and I can’t wait for the new season to get started. For info, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday’s comp is in the Mountain West in a game that should not be close.
02/19 07:00 PM CB (551) WYOMING VS (552) SAN DIEGO STATE
Take: (552) SAN DIEGO STATE
Larry Shyatt almost always gets the required effort from his Wyoming troops. The Cowboys scratch and claw with the best of them, and they can frustrate opponents with their aggravating style of play. But this is a team with a multitude of problems right now. They haven’t been the same since Luke Martinez injured himself in a bar fight, and now they will head to San Diego State even more shorthanded. Leonard Washington is now doubtful with a leg injury, Larry Nance Jr. is battling back from illness and despite a nice rally to beat Fresno State in OT on Saturday, this has the look of a team that’s on fumes right now. The Aztecs have to regroup from the loss at UNLV, but the fact they were handily beaten earlier at Laramie should get their attention. Tough to lay big points in a game that figures to be short on possessions thanks to the plodding Cowboys. But I’m just not sure where the Wyoming points will come from here, and I’m expecting the home team to eventually turn this into a lopsided affair. I’ll give the points with San Diego State this time.