Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 7/1/17

  • June 30, 2017

One of my quick blogs tonight. Plenty to assess as far as the NBA is concerned, but I think I’ll wait for the frenzy of activity to calm a bit before tossing out some opinions.

My Friday was okay with winners on the Reds and Brewers, and a loss with the Twins. Altogether, a net gain of a bit more than one unit. I’ve got action on the Saturday night CFL game and will be adding baseball in the morning as lineups become available.

For those who might have missed the earlier announcement, I’m cutting back on the number of early selections, despite this likely costing me some line value. I’d simply rather have as much lineup info as possible. Not that beating the market isn’t important, and I’ll still be firing very early in the week come college football season. But for the time being, I’m sticking mostly with the waiting game on the diamond.

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Winner with the Reds as the Friday free play. Here’s a Total I’m liking for Saturday.

RAYS at ORIOLES (Odorizzi vs. Bundy)

Take: OVER 11

The weather conditions look favorable for the offenses in the game between Tampa Bay and Baltimore. Breeze blowing out, hot and sticky with a chance of a thunderstorm. Good recipe for lots of runs in a ballpark that can certainly yield plenty of them.

The two starting pitchers each tend to give up lots of fly balls, particularly Bundy. That’s another potential plus for this one turning into a shootout.

Obviously, none of this has been lost on the oddsmakers as the O/U is clearly quite high. Nevertheless, the Over between the Rays and Orioles looks like a decent option in this game.