Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/22/18

  • December 21, 2018

My usual abbreviated late Friday night blog. Off another profitable day thanks to relatively easy winners in the NHL and college hoops with the NJ Devils and Ole Miss. I lost the bowl play on Toledo, which was clearly the wrong side. Nevertheless, 2-1 +1.15 works just fine and the positive flow enjoyed over what is now the last three months continues.

I’m still working on Saturday’s basketball. But I’ll be involved with three of the four bowls, albeit neither of the two NFL games. Any NHL decisions will be arrived at in the morning.

Today’s free play is one of the bowls I’m playing.

ARMED FORCES BOWL: HOUSTON vs. ARMY

Take: ARMY -6

I won’t be getting the best of the number here but the info on this game has gotten me to the Army side. I have little worry about the Cadets showing up for this game, that team is always ready to play. I’ve got some real doubts its about how Houston is going to hold up even with what might be a minor site advantage. The Cougars are very shorthanded on defense. Ed Oliver and Isaiah Robertson have decided to turn pro. Three other starters on the defensive line are done with season ending injuries. Houston will now also be without Bryson Smith, one of their more explosive offensive players. Plus, while Clayton Tune looks like a decent QB prospect, he’s clearly a big step down from D’Eriq King when  it comes to running the offense. Can’t say there’s any value here with the number having risen, but Army simply looks like its likely to be the more cohesive entry and I’m going to spot the points with the Cadets.