31 Results for month: 04/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 4/19/19

Great weekend of playoff action coming up in both the NHL and NBA, some intriguing series matchups on the diamond, it's a pretty good time to be a fan and/or a sports bettor. I'm battling the clock as I'm writing this, so let's head right to the daily free play. Following three straight plus nights, I absorbed a small loss last night, but nothing ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 4/18/19

For me, there's nothing more exciting than overtime hockey in the Stanley Cup playoffs. That opinion was validated once again on Wednesday night viewing an incredible game between Calgary and Colorado. The Avalanche rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit for force the OT and eventually got one by Flames goalie Mike Smith. That old pro has been nothing ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 4/17/19

So much for the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning. I'm certainly not meaning to offer a backhand compliment to the Blue Jackets, but I really feel as though the Lightning lost this set more than Columbus won it. Simply stated, Tampa Bay did an awful job of not imposing their will as far as the tempo is concerned and hey got their brains beat in as a result. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 4/16/19

Monday worked out nicely with a baseball winner on the Indians and an NHL victory with the Hurricanes, with the latter being the free play for the day. I'm thin to win tonight, with only one game as of now. I didn't see anything of quality in the NHL but I am on an underdog on the diamond. possible I'll add something late, but for now just the one play, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 4/15/19

Great Sunday night on the ice for the Vegas Golden Knights. Aside from one short stretch in the third period when San Jose lit the lamp twice and briefly caused some concern for the Knights, this was a huge performance for the Vegas side. One thing we know about this year's edition is that the Knights can get very streaky. Off what was their best overall ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 4/14/19

The Masters has my attention today. I'm already resigned to losing one unit on the event, although there's a good chance I'll have three of my four win plays in the top 10. But Tiger in the hunt for real makes this must see TV, so I'll take a quick minute to post the day's free play and then back to Augusta. LIGHTNING at BLUE JACKETS Take: LIGHTNING ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 4/13/19

The Vegas Golden Knights got on the board last night with a win at San Jose. That means the Knights have now wrested home ice advantage in this series, and the anticipated goalie issues for the Sharks have already shown up. I think this is a series the Knights have an excellent chance to win, although there never has been any value in that wager, and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 4/12/19

I'm running late this morning as it took longer than usual for me to decide on my final card in baseball. So, just the daily free play in today's blog off a pretty good Thursday night on there diamond. ANGELS (Skaggs) at CUBS (Hamels) Take: ANGELS +160 I will go for what I perceive as the value in this matchup. No Trout for the Angels certainly ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 4/11/19

A wild start to the Stanley Cup playoffs with a shocking collapse by the Tampa Bay Lightning the headliner. Four of the five games were thrillers, with the only dud coming in the Golden Knights-Sharks matchup. The Knights were throughly awful for nearly the entire game in what turned out to be an easy win for San Jose. I lost a play on the Winnipeg ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 4/10/19

Maybe I'm a bit more cynical than most people. Or it's possible that I've got a better take on this topic. I'm referring to Chris Davis, the one-time slugger who has now become most famous for the lengthiest hitless streak for any position player in the history of baseball. Davis is now on a mind numbing 0/49 hitless streak. All I kept hearing ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 4/9/19

Up against the clock this morning, so this will be a brief edition. For more expanded info, be sure to check out The Las Vegas Sportsline from 2-3PDT on ESPN Las Vegas, online at lvsportsnetwork.com. Topics on tap today include a betting recap of last night's title game, NBA and MLB previews plus the Masters, along with other wagering spots across the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 4/8/19

Championship Monday in college basketball! Texas Tech and Virginia duel for the title tonight, and I sure wish I had a strong opinion to share on the game. But I really don't. The obvious conclusion here is that this will be a defensive battle. The pace seems almost certain to be own the slow side and these two teams are about as adept as it gets at ... More