I ended up playing just one bowl game on Friday (Iowa) and passed the entire NHL board. Just wasn't comfortable with anything coming out of the holiday break. I'm on one bowl game on Saturday as of now, but have also gone ahead and just placed a wager on a huge college basketball rivalry battle, and I'll use that as the free play.
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629 LOUISVILLE +1
For some reason, I misread the NHL schedule and thought action was resuming tonight. That's not the case, as the league is off again today and picks up on Friday evening. So I have just one play today, on the Quick Lane Bowl between Eastern Michigan and Pittsburgh. That was already posted as a free play here last week, but I'll repost it today. The line has moved with money pouring in this morning on the favorite. I still like the dog.
EASTERN MICHIGAN +13
Just for record keeping purposes, I'll be grading this as +11, which was the consensus line when I first posted the game. I did note for my clients that it might be a good idea to wait until game day in anticipation of the line going up. But it will still be entered at +11. Here's hoping it doesn't matter either way.
Merry Christmas to all! I'll return on Thursday if I have anything in the Diamond Head Classic in college basketball. Otherwise, it'll be Friday when the NHL resumes action following the holiday break.
Hope Santa delivers everything you want!
Mildly productive Saturday for me. A loss on the one bowl play. But a profit in college hoops and a nice NHL winner on the Canucks made for another positive day. The free play also won as Creighton went on the road and earned a quality win at Arizona State.
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773 DAVIDSON +3
Bowl season got off to a nice start with Kent State an outright dog winner in the Frisco Bowl. That concluded a remarkable down the stretch run for the Golden Flashes that culminated in the first ever bowl victory for the program. good story!
Today's slate for me includes one bowl play, and four college basketball selections. NHL will be added later (passed the day games) and i have nothing today in the NFL.
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703 CREIGHTON +3
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I'm on a couple of college hoops sides on Thursday. Here's one of them, a pretty good looking situational spot.
726 HOUSTON -10
I make Houston the best situational play on the schedule. Cougars off a home loss, and they've been tremendous off a defeat under Kelvin Sampson. 13-0 straight up, 9-4 vs, the spread since January '17. UTEP is playing for the third time in four nights, having just won their holiday tournament in El Paso.
Sorry, no free play today but I'll definitely be posting something on Thursday !
Off a banner week, rolling with 11-2-1 across the board. I wouldn't mind ordering a few more weeks like that one! Bowl Package and the Super Bowl Special are available at the Cokin's Picks menu.
Currently on a pair of college basketball games tonight, I'll use one of those as today's free play.
835 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT +1.5
This is a play based on my power ratings. My projection on this game has Loyola -2.5, so I'll back the Lions in the small dog role.
I'm enjoying a huge week with the NHL and CBB plays. 9-0, +10.6 over the last five days has been a hoot, and I'm looking to add to the streak tonight. As of now, just one NHL and one CBB, though that could change later with more info available.
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QUICK LANE BOWL
EASTERN MICHIGAN +11
On paper, no question Pittsburgh is the better team. But in the minor bowls, and this one is very minor, it's more about incentive than anything else, and I feel Eastern Michigan has a big edge in that department. Pitt and its fans were hoping for a trip to a warm weather location against a name opponent. Instead they go to Detroit and face a nothing MAC entry. EMU is excited about this matchup. It's in their back yard and they get a chance to play a Power Five conference opponent. The Eagles are also a 6-6 bowl ...
This has been a tremendous week to date. 9-0 over the past four days (6-0 NHL, 3-0 hoops). But the Friday card is very thin, with just three CBB games and a pair on the ice. So no free play today, but I'll return with something on Saturday.
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Much later than usual blog today, but I just now made two NHL bets for this evening, and that's all I'll be doing tonight. Having a monster week thus far, 7-0, +8.3 the last three days. Let's hope this continues!
Here's the daily free play.
ARIZONA COYOTES -1
Create a -1 line here. Half unit on the Money Line, and half unit on the -1.5 Puck Line.
Red hot to start the week, 5-0 +6.3 the last two nights. Let's hope that trend continues tonight. I'm likely passing the pucks but landed on a couple of college basketball plays, one of which is being posted here as the free play. Reminder to get signed up for the Bowl Package or the Super Bowl special. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you start getting all my plays!
Here's the free play.
653 SAN DIEGO -3 or 3.5: This line has bumped up a bit from the open, my info is a sharp group backed the Toreros. Good spot for USD against a Fullerton entry that simply cannot put the ball in the basket.