Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/1/17

  • December 31, 2016

It’s time to celebrate the start of will hopefully be a wonderful 2017 for everyone. Personally, I’m looking forward to ringing out the old and ringing in the new with some friends, so I’ll make this a very quick edition. Better to get this out now as I am quite sure I won’t want to later!

Back with a more detailed blog on Monday. Meanwhile, here’s my free play for Sunday. It’s obviously a big football day with the NFL regular season curtain closers, but there’s an NBA game I like and feel is worth playing.

709 RAPTORS at 710 LAKERS

Take: RAPTORS -8.5

I want Toronto here. The Raptors have yet to lose three straight all season, and have only two in a row only three times. So this is a team that generally rebounds off a defeat. The important add here is that Toronto will be well rested, and this team has been a monster when fresh. The Raptors are 8-1/7-2 with two or more days rest, and that’s by a double digit margin on average. So they take care of business when they need to, and the Lakers are a team they will handle if they’re focused. Not a cheap price, but I’m willing to lay it with the Raptors.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!