Okay night for me on Thursday with a 3-2 personal play ledger, and the free opinion on Troy paid off. That said, I missed a couple of spots that I simply should have been on, and as usually seems to be the case when that happens, they won. Then again, I backed off George Mason at the last minute and they managed to blow a huge lead in a loss at home to Drexel. Bottom line is the ink is again black on the daily ledger, and that’s never a bad thing.
Friday’s college slate is the ultimate coin flip for me, which means I’m going to be sitting that portion of the schedule out in all likelihood. But there’s an NBA game I’ll be on, and some possibilities on the ice as well.
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Here’s the comp for Friday in college.
02/01 04:00 PM CB (831) COLUMBIA VS (832) PENNSYLVANIA
Take: (831) COLUMBIA
Good news for beleaguered Penn as the Quakers should finally have Fran Dougherty back in the lineup following a lengthy absence due to mononucleosis. But this is still a bad basketball team and on paper, it’s a pretty good matchup for Columbia. The Lions take good care of the basketball, Penn does not. Columbia is about automatic at the stripe, knocking down 77% of its free throws. The Lions almost never get any offensive boards, but neither do the Quakers. At least Columbia hits the defensive glass pretty well, and that should be the case here as they own a size advantage. Plus, the road team can knock down treys at a decent clip. In other words, Columbia seems to do just about everything a little better than does Pennsylvania. That’s enough to warrant a shaky, but it’s the best I’ve got on this razor thin card, call on Columbia to sneak home the win and cover.