Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/17/17

  • June 16, 2017

The NBA season was a colossal bore for many fans. The Warriors and Cavaliers were heavy favorites to meet in the Finals again, and that’s exactly what happened. The playoffs offered very little in the way of meaningful suspense.

The good news is there is some tension building in terms of what the Boston Celtics are going to do with the number one overall pick in the forthcoming draft.

The consensus all along has been that Markelle Fultz will be the number one selection. But now there’s some big time buzz that the Philadelphia 76ers are willing to package draft picks, including the third overall that they presently own, to move up to #1 so they can snare Fultz.

There’s no doubt the Celtics like Fultz and see him as a potential future superstar. But word is they also like Josh Jackson nearly as much as Fultz.

This possible deal isn’t all that difficult to fathom happening. Boston feels good about its backcourt as it is. Adding Jackson and more draft picks is not a terrible idea.

Whether or not anything happens is merely conjecture. But at least there’s something in the NBA that’s not a sure thing, and that’s a good thing at this point.
Friday was a horror show, plain and simple. Three blown leads, two blown saves and nothing good. I hate nights like that, but over the course of a long season, the occasional drubbing is an inevitability. Bounce back time today.

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The Giants had a 4-1 lead midway through their game with the Rockies, but a five-spot by Colorado turned the tide and I ended up with a free play loser. Here’s the daily comp for Saturday.

ROYALS at ANGELS (Junis vs. Meyer)

Take: ANGELS -130

The Angels are still searching for a way to beat the Royals. KC scored an earlier series sweep at home, and now they’ve won two in a row at Anaheim.

There’s no such thing as perfect when it comes to sports betting, and that includes in the system realm. But here’s something to consider when sizing up tonight’s game.

Teams in revenge mode from an earlier sweep have done quite well this season. Fact is, not one of these teams has failed to get at least one win in the return matches. Actually, these teams have been virtually perfect in avoiding back to back losses in the rematch series.

The exception thus far has been these Halos, who have now dropped the first two of this series with the Royals. The “system” side would therefore be the Angels in tonight’s game.

I don’t ever advocate blind angle plays, as each game should be broken down on its own merit, or perhaps lack thereof. But I made this number a shade higher than where it’s currently priced, so I will side with Angels to get off the mat with a bounce back win over the Royals tonight.