Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/13/17
Close the books on the “winter” sports, which somehow don’t conclude till almost the start of summer. Man, those are long seasons. Congrats to the Penguins and Warriors, your NHL and NBA champs.
The NBA title series was a foregone conclusion before the season started. The Warriors are an all-time great team, there’s just no doubt about it. I don’t compare teams from different eras, as I think it’s waste of time with no way to prove out any claim. But anyone who doesn’t think this Golden State squad is something truly special is crazy.
Now the focus is on baseball, at least until the gridiron action resumes. Fortunately, there are no slam dunks to make the World Series at this point. That makes the regular season actually worth watching!
Things could not have gone much better for me on Monday night. My Warriors +250 in exactly five games won, and that late three by the Cavs allowed me to push the hedge wager. Two unit winner in baseball (my largest play to date this season) on the Pirates, plus winners on the Rangers, Mariners and White Sox. That’s approximately +7.75 net for the night. Dream result.
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It’s US Open week, one of my favorite events to view on the annual sports calendar. My strategy for this tournament is fairly consistent. I put some value in current form as that’s usually big in ‘capping this tournament. Webb Simpson a few years back was the glaring exception to that rule, but I definitely want guys who have been mostly playing well. Straight shooters off the tee is a big plus. Even on a course such as this one with what appears to be fairly wide fairways, the rough will be a bitch and straying off the short grass figures to result in a harsh penalty. After that, it’s all about garnering what I see as some value and firing away.
This year, as I don’t feel all that strongly about anyone, I decided to carve my one unit investment into a quintet of 1/5 unit wagers. Have fun with these if you decide to join me, and let’s see if we can get lucky.
Ricky Fowler +1850
Jon Rahm +1850
Alex Noren +5050
Kevin Kisner +6000
Francesco Molinari +8500