Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/5/19

  • September 5, 2019

Sorry about the sporadic blogs, the plate is pretty full these days. Radio, podcasts, videos et al. All those take a back seat to the actual handicapping, as that’s numero uno. I’d like to say I’ll get these pages posted every day, but the reality is that’s not gonna happen. Thankfully, a bit of time today to put together a quick analysis on a Saturday game I like on the college gridiron.

My packages that include all my plays across the board are available at Cokin’s Picks here at this blog. Questions, just email me. Meanwhile, here’s one I’ve taken on Saturday.

309 UAB at 310 AKRON

Take: AKRON +9.5

One of the ugliest Saturday games figures to be this one between UAB and Akron. The Zips were annihilated last week at Illinois, and they’re staring at a rough season in the MAC. But I actually think we’re getting some value with Akron here. UAB appeared to be way down from last season and their opening week close win over a very weak FCS team fortifies that opinion. I think it’s worth noting I have CUSA as my worst overall FBS conference this season, even below the MAC and Sun Belt. So we have a mediocre team from a bad league laying a big number on the road, and that to me is a play against. I made the right price UAB -6, so I like the idea of taking a considerably bigger number with the home dog. Might well be the only time I consider taking Akron this season, but I’m taking the Zips here.