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A great few days that blessed us with 20.2 Units. We have now turned all of our focus to basketball and soccer, and we will have plenty of action this weekend.

Again, I want to stress the importance in knowing the variance of the game, especially in the NBA. Play according to your bankroll. Set a weekly goal, get there and hit the eject button.

Greedy is what will get you caught up in this game, I just have to keep listing as some people cant catch all the bets I list.

My goal is to give everyone a chance to catch something, that makes it very hard for me to keep positive numbers. Yet, still we do.

Thanks for all the love, I'm about to go off this weekend.

Previous Plays

Basketball 7-5 +2.2U

DENVER NUGGETS @ BROOKLYN NETS

3rd Q over 54.5 5U UPDATED +5

2nd half over 110 8U UPDATED +8

Total Points O/U - Boston Celtics - Live 3rd Quarter TT 28.5 5U MAX -5.5

Celtics FH TT over 63.5 +1

4th Q over 56.5 3U +3

Green Bay vs Cleveland State

GB -2 fist half 1U +1

St. Francis PA over 44.5 TT first half 1U Live +1

TORONTO RAPTORS @ ATLANTA HAWKS

3rd Q over 56.5 3U -3.3

2nd half over 114 3U -3.3 or 241.5

TT over 121 .5 -3.4

Washington ML 2U +2

Live under 121.5 3U -3.3

Soccer 3-0 +18

Bayern Game Over 3 8U +8

City -1.5 8U +8

TT Over 2 risk 10U PUSH

South America - Copa Libertadores

ATLÉTICO NACIONAL ML 2U +2

New Plays'

UPDATE 550 CST

Sixers first half over 117.5 2U

UPDATE 559

Harvard -6 first half 3U

Update

Georgia St -1 5U MAX

UPDATE 826

RB LEIPZIG VS EINTRACHT FRANKFURT Over 3 3U

BTTS and over 2.5 2U


UPDATE

Bayern Munich first half ML risk 8U

UPDATE

Holland
Zwolle at Heerenveen
Over 3
5U MAX

Iowa State Over 154.5 live 8U

UCLA /Utah first half over 72 2U

UPDATED

Duke/Virginia

2nd half over 72.5 1U

Virginia TT over 37.5 1U


UPDATE

San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders Over 54 1U


UPDATE 827 CST

Germany

Bremen first half over 1 5U

UPDATE 159 CST

Oral Roberts at South Dakota over 77 2nd half 5U

UPDATE

Lakers/Sixers Over - 3Q 56.5 3U

Houston over 62.5 FH 8U


UPDATE 525 CST

Iowa -6 first half 3U

UPDATE

Argentina

Boca ML 2U

UPDATE

Warriors -4.5 first Q 2u


UPDATE 1122 CST

FENERBAHÇE TT over 1 2U


Team Total Parlay 1U

DONCASTER TT over 1.5

Roma TT over 1.5

Man United Over 1.5

FENERBAHÇE TT Over 1


UPDATED 112 CST

England League One

DONCASTER ROVERS VS SOUTHEND UTD

Doncaster TT over 1.5 2U


update 255 CST

Man United Pk even 5U


UPDATE 617 CST

Sixers first Q -2.5 2U

first half -4 2U



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Extremely positive Yordan Alvarez update from Astros opens door for landmark year

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.

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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