Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/8/19

  • May 8, 2019

When the 2019 calendar year got started, the St. Louis Blues were dead last in the NHL point standings. The Carolina Hurricanes were 23rd out of 31 teams. Those two teams are now heading to their respective conference finals.

That might well be the best example anyone can share to illustrate why the NHL is such a terrific league. There’s sure not much tanking and as a result some crazy things can happen.


My Tuesday was as uneventful as it gets. I played just one game and that ended up as a push as the Nationals were scoreless with the Brewers through five innings. There’s no way I want Washington full game these days as the Nats have an absolutely horrific bullpen. Sure enough, that brutal relief corps was its usual pathetic self last night. So in a game in which my team got blanked, I managed to get out of it free of damage by playing just the F5 option. Suggest anyone wagering on baseball use this strategy when firing on teams with really bad bullpens.

I’m on one game as a straight play for Wednesday and have decided to go with a two-team money line parlay for another wager. I’ll toss that one out here for the daily free play.

DIAMONDBACKS (Ray) at RAYS (Morton)

BRAVES (Foltynewicz) at DODGERS (Kershaw)

Take: RAYS-DODGERS +160