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I always stress the importance of being able to endure the ups and downs of the game and how to deal with those moments. Around the Bookie Buster family sometimes we get spoiled, and rightfully so after hitting at over 70% for 8 weeks. Be prepared for weeks where the numbers won't always be extreme and don't go outside the box for unnecessary reasons.
Last week read +167.5U + 39.3U = 206.8 we finally broke our 200 Unit goal. 300 you're next!!
Last week's plays
Borussia Monchengladbach at Freiburg
Over 2.5 – 125 2U +2
Vikings +1 +111 -3U
TT over 25.5U -3.4U
Tre'quan Smith Rec Over 3 PUSH
Yards Over 43.3 LOSS -1U
Scores Td +220 -1U
Live Pats -8.5 2U -2.2
Over 1.5 -160 5U MAX +5
or Over 2 +110 3U
206.8 -3.6 +203.2
Tottenham vs West Ham
West Ham PK +109 5U MAX
NBA FIGHT NIGHTZ
Lakers-7 -120 5U MAX
Lakers TT over 120.5 2U
James over 28.5 points 3U MAX
Prop of the Night 3U MAX
J. Cook over 4.5 Receptions
UPDATE 11/1 7:19 CST
76ers TT 3rd Q over 27.5 3U MAX
Saturday Money truck
Liverpool TT over 1.5 MAX
Over 3 MAX
Salah scores 1U
Over 2,5 5U MAX
Over 2.5 5U mAX
Lyon -1 3U MAX
C.McCaffrey pass receptions over 5½ 3U MAX
T.Kelce pass receptions over 5½ 3U MAX
Kelce TD 1U
Miami/Jets Under 42
NFL Halftime 1:35 PM CST
Under 21 2nd half 1U
Bills TT under 7 3U
Halftime 4:40 CST
HOU/DEN 2nd half over 23.5 2U
UPDATED 4:42 CST
Seahawks TT over 10.5 2nd half 2U
UPDATED 5:03 CST
3rd Q over 13.5 3U MAX
SNF 6:53 CST
J.Edelman receiving yards over 75½ 5U MAX
My Bookie prop of the Night
Brady over 20 fantasy points 5U MAX
SNF 8:57 CST
Patriots over 13.5 2nd half TT 5U MAX of the Night
MNF UPDATED 11/5 6:20 CST
Zeke Over 92.5 rush yards 3U
MAX Titans TT Under 17 5U
Champions League 1:19 CST
PSG/Napoli BTTS and over 2.5 -145 5U MAX
ATLÉTICO MADRID VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND
1st half over 1 5U MAX
Peoples Parlay 1U
UPDATE HALFTIME 2:50 CST
Tottenham ML DNB -180 5U MAX
Game over 2.5 5U mAX
Get ready this is a huge week.
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It's a new year for the Houston Astros as they return to action for their first game of the spring against the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Every season we see some adjustments to the roster which means we also see some changes in leadership. As Astros fans, we're all aware of Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker's contract situations. Breggy could be gone after the season, and Tucker could follow one year later.
Which means it's pretty clear who the leaders of the team will be for the foreseeable future. Not only are these guys two of the best players on the club, but they're also under contract for several more years. In Altuve's case, through the 2029 season. For Yordan, he won't sniff free agency until 2029.
While these guys aren't your typical vocal leaders, they are both highly respected and lead by example. Leadership is something that's front of mind for Yordan this season, according to The Athletic's Chandler Rome.
On Yordan Alvarez the leader, one of two constants in a clubhouse bracing for change and the responsibility he wants to shoulder as a result - https://t.co/sZGlI5taBQ
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) February 21, 2024
Another way to be a leader is to do everything you can to be available for your team. Alvarez changed his diet in the offseason hoping it will help him stay healthy this year.
Manager Joe Espada said Alvarez is fully healthy and he plans on playing him earlier than normal this spring.
Currently, Yordan is trending down in games played for three straight seasons. But he's such a great player that he needs fewer games to put up massive numbers.
He finished 3rd in MVP voting in 2022, and he only played in 135 games out of a possible 162.
So with that in mind, how many games does Yordan need to play this year to win an MVP?
Plus, who's going to protect him in the lineup? With new manager Joe Espada in place, it's hard to know what the lineup will look like.
One thing we do know, Espada immediately named Josh Hader his closer when spring training began. He also told the media that he wants Jeremy Pena to know where he's going to hit every day when he comes to the ballpark.
Espada values players knowing their roles, and getting comfortable in their routines. Something very different from last season when manager Dusty Baker moved Pena all over the lineup throughout the season.
So what does all this mean for Yordan?
Be sure to watch the video above as we break it all down!
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