Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 1/23/13

  • January 23, 2013

Tuesday night was not good for me. Long story short, the results were not at all to my liking. Every bettor has nights like that, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Very confident of a big recovery tonight, and hopefully that holds true for the free selection as well.

01/23 06:30 PM CB (811) WASHINGTON STATE VS (812) OREGON

Take: (811) WASHINGTON STATE

Reason: Dana Altman is doing his usual sensational coaching job and as a result Oregon has now taken over sole possession of the top spot in the PAC-12. I put quite a bit of emphasis into coaching when handicapping college hoops, and as a result I rarely try to beat this Oregon team. But even the toughest coaches and squads have flat spots on their schedule, and this sure looks like the pancake for Oregon. The Ducks are off the SoCal road sweep, which was preceded by the home wins against the two ‘Zona entries. Up next is a huge game with Washington where a win would really put Oregon in tremendous shape to win the league title. I don’t see the visitors having much chance to win this outright, but Washington State should be good enough to at least keep this contest competitive. I’ll tab Washington State getting doubles as tonight’s free play.