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Dave Cokin

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  • Sunday Night Special

    Beating the books in the NFL preseason is all about gathering good info and taking advantage of the edges when they show. A great example of this mndset takes place on Sunday night as the Chargers host the Saints. Wrap up your weekend with this powerhouse play, Dave\'s Sunday Night Special!

    $20.00 | NFL

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  • SportGame SelectionGame Time
    NFL(457) Jacksonville Jaguars at (458) Houston Texans1:00pm EDT - Sep 10/2017
    THE PLAY: Houston Texans -4.0 (-110)

    I don't think I'm overreacting to the news that Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had a disastrous outing as the Jaguars put on the pads for the first time. Five picks for Bortles. This guy was a train wreck at the end of last season, and this is clearly not the kind of performance that's going to inspire confidence in his teammates, or the coaching staff. I'm not all that enamored wth the Houston offense, at least not for now, but they're going to have a terrific defense, especially with a healthy JJ Watt back on the field. I think laying this number now makes sense, and I'll go ahead and back the Texans now.

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 18MLB3% – Tampa Bay Rays -125loss
  • Aug 17NFL3% – (401) Baltimore Ravens at (402) Miami Dolphins Total Under 38.5 (-110)win
  • Aug 15MLB3% – Cleveland Indians -170win
  • Aug 14MLB5% – Colorado Rockies -131win
  • Aug 13MLB3% – Baltimore Orioles -110loss
  • Aug 12CFL4% – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2.5 (-110)loss
  • Aug 11NFL3% – New York Giants -2.5 (-110)loss
  • Aug 10CFL3% – Ottawa RedBlacks 2.5 (-115)loss
  • Aug 10NFL4% – Washington Redskins 1.0 (-110)loss
  • Aug 09MLB4% – Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (+135)loss
  • Aug 09NFL3% – Houston Texans 3.0 (-110)loss
  • Aug 06MLB4% – (903) Los Angeles Dodgers at (904) New York Mets Total Under 9.5 (-135)win
  • Aug 05CFL3% – B.C. Lions -5.5 (-110)win
  • Aug 04MLB4% – Seattle Mariners -145win
  • Aug 03MLB3% – Seattle Mariners +120loss
  • Aug 02MLB3% – San Diego Padres +103loss
  • Aug 01MLB4% – San Diego Padres -103win
Today's Plays
  • Sunday Night Special

    Beating the books in the NFL preseason is all about gathering good info and taking advantage of the edges when they show. A great example of this mndset takes place on Sunday night as the Chargers host the Saints. Wrap up your weekend with this powerhouse play, Dave\'s Sunday Night Special!

    $20.00 | NFL

Subscriptions
  • Early Bird CFB & NFL All-Access thru Title Game and SB - $895
  • Early Bird NFL All-Access thru Super Bowl - $695
  • Early Bird CFB All-Access thru Championship Game
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  • MLB ALL-ACCESS thru WORLD SERIES - $189
  • 3 Day All Access Pass - $49
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  • 90 Day All Access Pass - $599
  • 1 Year All Access Pass - $1,599
Last 20 Picks
  • datesportpickresult
  • Aug 18MLB3% – Tampa Bay Rays -125loss
  • Aug 17NFL3% – (401) Baltimore Ravens at (402) Miami Dolphins Total Under 38.5 (-110)win
  • Aug 15MLB3% – Cleveland Indians -170win
  • Aug 14MLB5% – Colorado Rockies -131win
  • Aug 13MLB3% – Baltimore Orioles -110loss
  • Aug 12CFL4% – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2.5 (-110)loss
  • Aug 11NFL3% – New York Giants -2.5 (-110)loss
  • Aug 10CFL3% – Ottawa RedBlacks 2.5 (-115)loss
  • Aug 10NFL4% – Washington Redskins 1.0 (-110)loss
  • Aug 09MLB4% – Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (+135)loss
  • Aug 09NFL3% – Houston Texans 3.0 (-110)loss
  • Aug 06MLB4% – (903) Los Angeles Dodgers at (904) New York Mets Total Under 9.5 (-135)win
  • Aug 05CFL3% – B.C. Lions -5.5 (-110)win
  • Aug 04MLB4% – Seattle Mariners -145win
  • Aug 03MLB3% – Seattle Mariners +120loss
  • Aug 02MLB3% – San Diego Padres +103loss
  • Aug 01MLB4% – San Diego Padres -103win