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Gambling is about situations. Picking a favorable one regarding the team you are backing is one of the many aspects of winning.
Remembering a situation that has happened before and seeing it again, can serve as the caution needed to approach a particular bet.
This past weekend the situation was that the books had been getting beat up, and all you heard all week was the gibberish about Vegas losing historically. So what comes next?
A clean house by the books where they torched the public. The Bookie Buster family went down with the ship. Remember these situations, and let the moment happen on its own when need be.
Sometimes the best bet is no bet.
Last week's article
Hoffenheim TT Over 2 3U MAX
Game over 3.5 1U -1.3
UPDATED *:57 CST
LEICESTER CITY VS BURNLEY LEICESTER -1 3U MAX -4.5
TT over 1.5 5U MAX -6.2
Game over 2.5 -3.9
UPDATED 10:45 CST
Dortmund +.5 2U +2
BTTS and over 2.5 5U MAX +5
PSV TT over 2.5 MAX5U +5
Game over 3.5 2U
Liverpool -1 first half Push
first half over 1.5 -1.5
D.Johnson Jr pass receptions over 4½ -160 5U MAX -5.7
T.Smith scores a receiving TD 1U +250 -1
A.Jones receiving yards over 10½ -110 3U +3
Jones TD +125 1U +1
J .Graham pass receptions over 3½ 3U -3.8
Scores TD 1U +155 -1
D.Lewis receiving yards over 34½ 5U MAX -5.6
D.Lewis pass receptions over 3½ 5U MAX -5,6
SNF 7:11 CST
W Smallwood over 1.5 receptions 3U +3
First H 1U 19.5 +1
under 20.5 +1
Eagles over 13.5 TT over first half 5U total of the -5.5
Eagles live+3.5 -5.5
Eagles -4.5 game 5U -5.5
Man City +5
Northwestern +10 +5
Mia/GT Under +5
GB TT over +3
Western Michigan TT over 14 2nd half 2U +2
GS/ATL under 101.5 first half 2U +2
Durant double double 2U -2.2
ATL second half +10 Push
Packers Over -5.3
GB TT O +5
Oak/LAC over -5.2
Seattle TT over +5
Over 56.5 live +5
Browns over -3.3
Pats -7 2nd half -3.3
Last weeks article read 236.5 236.5 -26.8 = +209.7U
Always prepare for the ups and downs.
Blazers vs Lakers
Over 226.6 1U
UPDATE 1:04 PM CST
Spain/Croatia BTTS 3U
TNF 6:46 CST
GB/Sea Over 49 5U MAX
Seattle TT over 26 5U MAX
Seattle TT first half over 13.5 2U
J.Graham pass receptions over 3½ 2U
scores TD 1U +170
Wilson over 225.5 Passing yards 5U
Durant Over 30 points 5U MAX
UPDATE 8:54n CST
Seattle 2nd half TT over 13.5 -120 5U MAX
3rd Q over 9.5 5U MAX
Seattle ml 2nd half -122 ( so +4 for game) 5U
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Phoenix All-Star Devin Booker and Houston rookie Cam Whitmore got into a minor scuffle midway through the fourth quarter Thursday night and both players were called for a technical foul.
With a couple big blocks on the ensuing possession, Suns center Jusuf Nurkic was there to back his star teammate.
Booker scored 35 points, Kevin Durant added 24 and the Suns held off the Rockets 110-105, with the teams set to meet again in Phoenix on Saturday night.
Nurkic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks before fouling out. His biggest moment came in the fourth, when he stuffed Whitmore twice on the possession following the scuffle, drawing huge roars from the Phoenix crowd.
“Very important — that's the team sticking together,” Booker said. “That goes a long way. That's what you need when things get tough, it gets to the thick of things and the energy is high. You want to know you have people on your team that are built like that.”
Booker scored 20 points in the first quarter to help give the Suns an 18-point lead they would never relinquish. He has scored at least 20 points in an NBA-high six quarters this season.
Three-time All-Star Bradley Beal missed his fifth straight game because of a hamstring injury.
The Suns took an 86-75 lead into the final quarter. Houston cut the advantage to six midway through the fourth, but Booker responded immediately with a 3-pointer to push the lead back to nine.
That led to the brief skirmish between Booker and Whitmore. Tempers stayed hot over the next few minutes — Houston's Alperen Sengun fouled out and then got two quick technicals, earning an ejection.
Booker hit both of the technical free throws, Nurkic followed with his two free throws from Sengun's foul, and that pushed the Suns' lead to 99-84. The Rockets would cut the lead to four with 16.9 seconds left, but Royce O'Neale hit two free throws to end the threat.
Jalen Green led Houston with 34 points. Fred VanVleet added 21. The Rockets connected on just 11 of 45 3-pointers and shot 33.3% from the field overall, which was their worst percentage of the season.
“It wasn't one of our better nights as far as guys getting open looks and making the extra pass,” Rockets coach Ime Udoka said. “We had a few guys who had it going, but a few guys who were struggling.”
Phoenix has won seven of its past 10 — and nine in a row at home — as it tries to stay in the top six of the Western Conference playoff race and avoid the play-in tournament. The sliding Rockets have lost eight of 10.
“We're getting confident in this building,” Suns coach Frank Vogel said.
Booker's big first quarter pushed the Suns to a 33-17 lead. The four-time All-Star made 8 of 10 shots from the field, including a 33-foot 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Phoenix settled for a 64-53 halftime lead. Booker had 26 points before the break while Green led Houston with 21.