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Dave Cokin

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  • Last updated Aug 16 11:25 PM EDT

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  • WEDNESDAY MLB BEST BET

    Rack up another winner on the diamond for Dave. His Tuesday free play on the Rangers F5 worked out with rookie Burke throwing five shutout frames! BEST BET on tap tonight, be sure to score Dave's next winner now!

    $25.00 | MLB

  • OPENING WEEK 5% TOP COLLEGE PLAY

    Dave has dominated in college football for four decades and he's off two spectacular seasons here at WagerTalk. Dave Cokin since joining WagerTalk is +121.60 units, 60.8% (104-67-6) in college football and has a 5% Top College Play loaded for Week #1! He's more than ready for another great campaign and has taken a very strong stance on the opening week Holy War battle between Utah and BYU. Score it now!

    $40.00 | CFB

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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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  • Aug 17 NFL 4% – Cleveland Browns 3.5 (-110) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 17 MLB 4% – 1H San Francisco Giants +115 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 17 NFL 4% – Kansas City Chiefs -2.0 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 14 MLB 4% – Los Angeles Angels -122 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 12 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -108 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 11 MLB 4% – 1H Los Angeles Angels +120 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 09 NFL 4% – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.0 (-110) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 09 MLB 4% – 1H Philadelphia Phillies -121 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 07 MLB 4% – (903) St. Louis Cardinals at (904) Los Angeles Dodgers 1H Total Under 4.5 (+106) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 04 MLB 4% – Oakland Athletics -125 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 04 MLB 4% – Los Angeles Dodgers -142 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 03 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -120 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 02 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -132 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 2% – Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (-113) (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 2% – Cincinnati Reds -200 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 4% – Kansas City Royals -110 (Analysis) loss
  • Jul 30 MLB 4% – Boston Red Sox -132 (Analysis) loss
  • Jul 28 MLB 4% – Philadelphia Phillies -130 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 27 MLB 4% – San Diego Padres -126 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 27 CFL 4% – B.C. Lions 2.5 (-106) (Analysis) loss
Today's Plays
  • WEDNESDAY MLB BEST BET

    Rack up another winner on the diamond for Dave. His Tuesday free play on the Rangers F5 worked out with rookie Burke throwing five shutout frames! BEST BET on tap tonight, be sure to score Dave's next winner now!

    $25.00 | MLB

  • OPENING WEEK 5% TOP COLLEGE PLAY

    Dave has dominated in college football for four decades and he's off two spectacular seasons here at WagerTalk. Dave Cokin since joining WagerTalk is +121.60 units, 60.8% (104-67-6) in college football and has a 5% Top College Play loaded for Week #1! He's more than ready for another great campaign and has taken a very strong stance on the opening week Holy War battle between Utah and BYU. Score it now!

    $40.00 | CFB

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  • Early Bird CFB & NFL All-Access thru Title Game and SB - $1,495 Now $1,295
  • Early Bird NFL All-Access thru Super Bowl - $1,295 Now $795
  • Early Bird CFB All-Access thru Championship Game
    $1,295 Now $795
  • Early Bird NHL All-Access thru Stanley Cup Final - $795
  • Early Bird NHL All-Access thru All Star Game - $650 Now $495
  • MLB thru World Series - $395 Now $325
  • CFL All-Access thru Grey Cup - $799 Now $499
  • 3 Day All Access Pass - $79 Now $59
  • 7 Day All Access Pass - $119 Now $99
  • 30 Day All Access Pass - $325
  • 90 Day All Access Pass - $749
  • 1 Year All Access Pass - $1,999
Last 20 Picks
  • datesportpickresult
  • Aug 17 NFL 4% – Cleveland Browns 3.5 (-110) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 17 MLB 4% – 1H San Francisco Giants +115 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 17 NFL 4% – Kansas City Chiefs -2.0 (-110) (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 14 MLB 4% – Los Angeles Angels -122 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 12 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -108 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 11 MLB 4% – 1H Los Angeles Angels +120 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 09 NFL 4% – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.0 (-110) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 09 MLB 4% – 1H Philadelphia Phillies -121 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 07 MLB 4% – (903) St. Louis Cardinals at (904) Los Angeles Dodgers 1H Total Under 4.5 (+106) (Analysis) win
  • Aug 04 MLB 4% – Oakland Athletics -125 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 04 MLB 4% – Los Angeles Dodgers -142 (Analysis) win
  • Aug 03 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -120 (Analysis) loss
  • Aug 02 MLB 4% – Colorado Rockies -132 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 2% – Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (-113) (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 2% – Cincinnati Reds -200 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 31 MLB 4% – Kansas City Royals -110 (Analysis) loss
  • Jul 30 MLB 4% – Boston Red Sox -132 (Analysis) loss
  • Jul 28 MLB 4% – Philadelphia Phillies -130 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 27 MLB 4% – San Diego Padres -126 (Analysis) win
  • Jul 27 CFL 4% – B.C. Lions 2.5 (-106) (Analysis) loss