28 Results for month: 02/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/28/17

Today's MLB preview is on the Boston Red Sox. Right at the outset, I have to make it clear that there is no bias in this rundown, but make no mistake, I'm a Red Sox fan. However, that's got nothing to with my optimistic outlook for this year's team. There isn't any question management is in got for it mode. Dave Dombrowski has effectively stripped the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/27/17

Baseball previews get underway today, and first up will be the 2017 Baltimore Orioles. The 2016 season ended in utter frustration for this team. Buck Showalter did his usual rock solid job for 162 games, but really fouled things up in Game 163. That was a killer as Game 163 happened to be a one and done playoff eliminator and Showalter very possibly cost ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/26/17

Big league baseball previews begin tomorrow! Meanwhile, a quick recap of my Saturday and the Sunday free play. I've enjoyed a really good February and managed another plus day on Saturday. 8-4 with the college hoops, a loser with the one NBA call, and I stupidly passed the NHL (should have played the Avalanche, but didn't). In any event, another +2.5 in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/26/17

The usual abbreviated late Friday night blog as the Saturday game breakdowns continue well into the wee hours. I'll have a very deep card today, which is the norm for me in late February. My Friday was okay. No repeat of the Thursday 9-0, but not bad. 3-1 on the colleges, a win with the Jazz in the NBA, but two losses on the ice. The NBA and NHL plays ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/24/17

Baseball previews start Monday! In the meantime, I'm taking a few days off from the commentary portion of this blog. I'll spend a moment or two happily recapping Thursday, however. This was a dream day. Eight college basketball underdogs, and they each covered, with all but one winning outright. I also got on the right side of a shootout in the NHL and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/23/17

No editorializing tonight, as I'm still breaking down a big Thursday schedule. But here's the quick blog game plan for MLB '17. I intend to get rolling on the individual team previews beginning next Monday. I'll likely have a few Over/Under win prop plays included where I see value, but the main task will be get something together on each of the 30 teams.... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/22/17

This will be one of my abbreviated blogs, with just a quick recap of Tuesday's plays, plus the free selection for Wednesday. My Tuesday resulted in a minimal profit of +0.35 units. I won two of the three full game plays, missing on Eastern Michigan, but getting there with Clemson and Colorado State. However, I hedged at halftime of the CSU-New Mexico ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/21/17

I might as well weigh in with my two cents on the big NBA deal between Sacramento and New Orleans. DeMarcus Cousins is now a Pelican, and pairing the explosive superstar with Anthony Davis now gives the franchise a frontcourt that will be the envy of most NBA teams. I understand Cousins has some temperament issues, and there is no question he has to cut ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/20/17

No show on Monday thanks to the holiday, and with a very light overall schedule (no NBA, just two NHL, and a small handful of college hoops), I'm going to enjoy as close as it gets for me to a day off. So no commentary on anything tonight. My Sunday turned out to be pretty sensational thanks to the Dustin Johnson win at Riviera. The overall tally for the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/19/17

Our Monday editions of "The Las Vegas Sportsline" (weekdays 2-3 PM, ESPN Las Vegas) have a segment called the "Clown of the Weekend." It would appear as though we have a runaway leader in the clubhouse for the next award. LaVar Ball has every right to be a very proud father. Lonzo, LaVar's son, is one of the most talented and exciting players in college ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/18/17

My usual cut right to the chase wee hours of the Saturday morning blog. The variables I put the most trust in as far as college basketball is concerned show up in great volume late in the regular season. So the task for me on days like this is not to find good spots, but actually to find reasons to throw out a good number of the opinions. As of now, I've ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/17/17

Thursday was Grapefruit League media day, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was center stage. Baseball's head honcho spent much of his press conference talking about some proposed rule changes designed to speed up the game along with one that would likely increase offensive production. I'll offer my take on the possibilities that were discussed. Manfred ... More