28 Results for month: 01/2013

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 1/31/13

Top play winner on New Mexico made for a nice Wednesday on the personal plays. Horrendous free throw shooting did in the free play on UTEP. The Miners led throughout regulation, but coughed up the advantage thanks to a woeful 14/29 from the stripe. Hopefully, a better outcome with tonight's comp. The February guaranteed winning month special officially ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 1/30/13

I'm off a perfect Tuesday with my personal plays, and looking forward to tonight's card. The Tuesday comp on Virginia might have pushed for those able to get down prior to the morning moves. But certainly I have to think the majority were unable to get that -3, so I'm tabulating it as a loss. That ends a nice winning streak on these daily comps, hopefully ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 1/29/13

A quick opinion on the "opening line" as this often comes up in discussing whether or not it's worth playing a game where the bettor cannot get that number once it has been played into. Here's one viewpoint. If the first line is only available at one establishment and the max bet is seriously limited...that is NOT the opening line. Call it the "first" line ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 1/28/13

Nice results for me on Sunday, including the free call on Colorado. Slim Monday pickings in the college hoop ranks, but one game that appears worth looking at is the Big East tilt between Pittsburgh and Louisville. 01/28 04:00 PM CB (719) PITTSBURGH VS (720) LOUISVILLE Take: (719) PITTSBURGH The Big East is yet another example of how tough life can ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 1/27/13

Saturday's free play winner on Nebraska was a prime example of how scheduling dynamics are such an important part of the handicapping process. This is particularly true in college basketball as the campaign wears on. Isolate potential flat or fatigue spots and you're going to win more than you lose, it's that simple. The schedule is the prime motivator on ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 1/26/13

Loads of good possibilities on today's card. It's that time of the college season where second meetings are starting to take place, which brings some strong long term angles into play. That's just one more item of ammunition to help extract cash from the guys who book the action. For info on how to get my personal plays each day, drop an email to cokin@co... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 1/25/13

Spun the wheels on Thursday, with two very close losses and two clear winners. 2-2 overall, so no real damage done as the weekend approaches. I probably won't have much on Friday as far as personal plays are concerned. But there's always a free opinion, so here's one from the Friday night MAAC slate. 01/25 04:00 PM CB (827) ST. PETER'S VS (828) IONA ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 1/24/13

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. If you'd like info on how to receive my personal plays ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 1/23/13

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 ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 1/22/13

Still perfect on the ice with a 2-0 sweep on Monday night. Oklahoma was a ridiculous loser in college hoops on Monday night. Fortunately, the free opinion on Baylor got there, although the more I see of the Bears the less I like them. Tuesday's comp selection is a prime scheduling and situational spot. 01/22 03:30 PM CB (509) IOWA VS (510) OHIO STATE ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 1/21/13

All systems go right now, with a big hoop weekend and a 3-0 start in the NHL now in the archives. Looking forward to staying with those black figures today. A couple of Monday college games stand out to me as solid options. Here's a look at another contest on the holiday card that caught my eye. 721 Oklahoma State at 722 Baylor Take: Baylor -3.5 If ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 1/20/13

Just about everything went right for me on Saturday. I'm not really big on hyping any random day's results, so let's leave it at that. The only focus now is to do it again today. Here's the free play for the day. 01/20 03:00 PM CB (815) CLEMSON VS (816) NORTH CAROLINA STATE Take: (816) NORTH CAROLINA STATE North Carolina State figured to be in a dead ... More