Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/11/17
Quick takeaways from Thursday night’s NFL preseason action:
The Vikings simply cannot be faded in the preseason. Bettors backed the Vikings heavily on Thursday night and were handsomely rewarded.
Colt McCoy and Nate Sudfeld were very disappointing for the Redskins in an ugly loss at Baltimore. Note that Ryan Mallett was also mostly unimpressive for the Ravens. If Joe Flacco is compromised due to his physical issues, Baltimore is in a world of trouble.
Chad Henne outplayed the much maligned Blake Bortles by a wide margin as the Jaguars won at New England. Bortles is still atop the depth chart at QB, but for how much longer?
Mitch Trubisky engineered three scoring drives in his debut for the Bears. Sean Glennon was not good and I would imagine the QB controversy in Chitown is already underway.
Carson Wentz could not have looked much better in his quick stint with the Eagles first team offense. I like this Eagles team and Wentz is the primary reason why.
Browns win! Browns win! It might not count in the standings, but for Cleveland any win is a good result.
1-2 here on Thursday, so an unproductive night. Deeper card tonight with one football game and three baseball games already played.
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The Twins were a free play winner at a very nice price. I ended up using the Under as my personal service MLB play, and somehow won it, thanks to some outstanding bullpen work by both teams. Here’s the Friday comp. Note this one is an added opinion, as I have not yet played the game. If it gets added to the persona service slate, I’ll note as much on Twitter during the day (@davecokin).
ROCKIES (Gray) at MARLINS (Arena)
Take: ROCKIES -112
Quick analysis here. Pretty good mound matchup here with Jon Gray opposing surprising Jose Urena. Not much of an edge either way in that department.
My edge here is on the scheduling. The Rockies enjoyed a day off on Thursday, and I think its fair to say they needed one. Note the stickout stat for Colorado here. The Rockies are 17-6 when returning to action after an off day.
Early money showed on the Colorado side in this game and I have to agree with the accompanying line move. I’ll take the contender vs. the team pretty much playing out the string. The Rockies are the Friday free play.