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Dave Cokin

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Today's Plays
  • RAMS-SAINTS BEST BET

    This matchup has seemed inevitable for almist the entire season. The two best NFC teams have at it here and Dave feels he's got the likely winner. Score this BEST BET now and expect to collect!

    $25.00 | NFL

  • PATS-CHIEFS AFC TITLE CALL

    Belichick and Brady are out to to get back to the Super Bowl one more time. Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Chiefs offense stand in their way. Dave is convinced he's on the right side of this huge game. Get that vinner now!

    $25.00 | NFL

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    CBB(853) St. Joseph\'s at (854) Saint Louis7:00pm EST - Jan 18/2019
    THE PLAY: St. Joseph\'s 8.0 (-103)

    Very rough for St. Joe's recently with some ugly losses. But the Hawks got a huge mental boost from defeating Davidson and I believe it carries over to this game. In spite of losing a couple of key components from what was projected to be a conference contender, this is still a team with some talent and they're well coached. The issue has been pretty simple. The Hawks just haven't been able to put the ball in the basket. They're #1 in the nation in offensive ball security, as they basically never turn it over. They're one of the best defensive rebounding teams in the country, giving up very few second chance baskets. But things have just gone off the rails. That is, until the other night. In reading the local beat writer's piece, it's very clear this was a massive win for this team's confidence. If the Hawks can build on this, they could be a nice value grab for a few games as they have enough talent to play with just about anyone in the A-10. Saint Louis is very tough and they're perfect in league play to this point, but the Billikens are not a margin team. I think this one is a battle and I'm getting enough from the oddsmakers to make St. Joe's a play tonight.

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Consultant Bio

 If standing the test of time matters, Smokin' Dave Cokin earns a big check mark as one who has withstood the rigors of handicapping sports professionally for 36 years and counting.

Dave has literally been around sports gambling for virtually his entire life. His experience was initially on the other side of the counter in Rhode Island, where he was born and raised. Dave began the process of switching sides in 1981 after winning the National Handicappers Bowl, which was featured in Pro Football Weekly, and decided at that point that it was time to start making the move to Las Vegas.

Dave's entry into the Las Vegas media side of the equation began with a guest appearance on Lee Pete's popular late night sports gambling show that emanated at the time from the Frontier Hotel and was broadcast on a 50,000 watt car channel that was picked up clearly in virtually all the western states. That led to syndicated columns in numerous national publications, and eventually a network gig with the Sports Fan Radio Network. SFRN featured "The Pete Rose Show" on which Dave served as the Hit King's co-host, and he was also a part of several other programs on that network. Dave also received high visibility as part of the panel on "Proline", which aired for decades on the USA Cable Network.

A member of the Nevada Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and a two-time winner of the state's Sportscaster of the Year Award, Dave is still on the mic Monday through Friday each week on "The Las Vegas Sportsline" which airs on ESPN Las Vegas.

Turning to handicapping philosophy, Cokin is a believer in working the numbers. That's not only in terms of creating his own betting line for each game, but also in maximizing his ability to gauge the market and get the right price. The latter is of extreme importance in terms of garnering an advantage. Every sports bettor is going to experience wins and losses. By striking when the odds are at their most favorable point, profits are increased and losses are diminished. Dave believes that perhaps his greatest strength as an analyst is having the ability to read the market better than most.

Dave's media connections are likely second to none as far as sports bettors are concerned, and this means the wherewithal to get good information from reliable sources. Sports handicapping is definitely mostly about what one knows, but who one knows carries plenty of weight as well.

Dave's personal betting tendencies are somewhat on the conservative side. He believes that responsible money management is of paramount importance, which means not going off the deep end and putting all the betting eggs in one basket. Certainly there are times when stepping out is worthwhile, but that's not an everyday occurrence. The true measure of success is to be able to grind out consistent profits on a long term basis, and that's what Cokin's primary goal will always be. Most of Dave's selections will be in the same range as far as strength is concerned. But when something unusually strong shows up, Dave will not be bashful about pushing some extra chips into the mix!

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Last 20 Picks
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  • Jan 18 NHL 4% – Columbus Blue Jackets -140 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 17 CBB 4% – Fairfield 2.5 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 16 CBB 4% – Bradley -1.5 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 16 CBB 4% – Massachusetts 0.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 15 CBB 4% – Kent State 5.0 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 15 CBB 4% – Akron -5.5 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 CBB 4% – Northern Colorado 0.0 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+160) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Toronto Maple Leafs -178 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Boston Bruins -1.5 (+155) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Boston Bruins -170 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 NFL 5% – New Orleans Saints -7.5 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 CBB 4% – Drake 2.5 (-107) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 CBB 4% – IPFW 1.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 CBB 4% – Indiana State 4.5 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Montreal Canadiens -110 (Analysis) win
  • Jan 12 CBB 4% – Pennsylvania -7.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Toronto Maple Leafs -128 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Edmonton Oilers -137 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 10 NHL 4% – Vancouver Canucks -125 (Analysis) loss
Today's Plays
  • RAMS-SAINTS BEST BET

    This matchup has seemed inevitable for almist the entire season. The two best NFC teams have at it here and Dave feels he's got the likely winner. Score this BEST BET now and expect to collect!

    $25.00 | NFL

  • PATS-CHIEFS AFC TITLE CALL

    Belichick and Brady are out to to get back to the Super Bowl one more time. Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Chiefs offense stand in their way. Dave is convinced he's on the right side of this huge game. Get that vinner now!

    $25.00 | NFL

Subscriptions
  • NBA + CBB All-Access Thru Finals & March Madness - $925 Now $850
  • NBA + CBB All-Access Thru NBA All Star Game - $525 Now $350
  • NBA All-Access Thru NBA Finals - $795 Now $725
  • NBA All-Access Thru NBA All Star Game - $350 Now $295
  • College Basketball All-Access thru Final 4 - $725 Now $650
  • NHL All-Access thru Stanley Cup Final - $995 Now $795
  • 3 Day All Access Pass - $69
  • 7 Day All Access Pass - $119
  • 30 Day All Access Pass - $325
  • 90 Day All Access Pass - $699
  • 1 Year All Access Pass - $1,750
Last 20 Picks
  • datesportpickresult
  • Jan 18 NHL 4% – Columbus Blue Jackets -140 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 17 CBB 4% – Fairfield 2.5 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 16 CBB 4% – Bradley -1.5 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 16 CBB 4% – Massachusetts 0.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 15 CBB 4% – Kent State 5.0 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 15 CBB 4% – Akron -5.5 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 CBB 4% – Northern Colorado 0.0 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+160) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Toronto Maple Leafs -178 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Boston Bruins -1.5 (+155) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 14 NHL 2% – Boston Bruins -170 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 NFL 5% – New Orleans Saints -7.5 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 CBB 4% – Drake 2.5 (-107) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 13 CBB 4% – IPFW 1.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 CBB 4% – Indiana State 4.5 (-108) (Analysis) win
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Montreal Canadiens -110 (Analysis) win
  • Jan 12 CBB 4% – Pennsylvania -7.0 (-108) (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Toronto Maple Leafs -128 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 12 NHL 4% – Edmonton Oilers -137 (Analysis) loss
  • Jan 10 NHL 4% – Vancouver Canucks -125 (Analysis) loss