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Bookie Busters: Blank check

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All is good to those that are patient, and we waited for a big score like we had Thursday afternoon. We Swept the MAX plays and added on a four way parlay to put a stamp on an over 20U performance.

Blank check is the theme I found appropriate as that's what the next few days signify. You write your own fate this weekend and we will have plenty of spots to add to the story. As always, pick your spots.

Set a goal. Get to it and bounce. Good luck

New Plays

UPDATE 531 CST

Ohio St ML risk 10U

Western Michigan game over 142 5U



Previous Plays

BAYERN MUNICH VS HERTHA BERLIN

Over 3 5U MAX

UPDATE 847

Newcastle ML 3U


UPDATE 855 CST

Barcelona over 3

5U MAX

Barca/Sevilla

over 2 2nd half +105 5U MAX

so over 5 for game

Update 1154

Kentucky TT over 75.5 5U MAX play

First half -4 3U

Warriors TT over 61.5 2nd half 5U MAX

Arsenal first half -1 5U MAX

Frankfurt over 3 5U MAX

Frankfurt TT over 1.5 2U

Valencia /Celtic Over 2.5 2U

Parlay 1U Valencia ML

Zagreb ML

Arsenal first half -1

Frankfurt TT over 1.5

Zagreb/ Plzen over 2.5 +115 1U

First half over 1 1U

UNC max 5U

First half TT

2nd half UNC

Man city first half

City TT

city -1.5

2nd half over 5U MaX

Sacramento St vs Weber State

Over 144 5U MAX

SV WERDER BREMEN VS VFB STUTTGART

First half over 1 2U

Bremen ML 2U

UPDATED 1140 CST

Wellington /Sydney Over 1 First half 2U


Bounce back week!

Leipzig vs Hoffenheim

BTTS and over 2.5 5U

UPDATE

Spurs/Nets over 233 2U

76ers -2 2U

UPDATE 709 CST

Golden State Warriors - 3rd Quarter TT over 29.5 5U MAX

2nd half TT over 59 5U MAX

UPDATED

Houston Rockets 2nd half TT over 61 5U MAX

3rd Q -4.5 3U

3rd Q TT over 31 5U

UPDATED 826

Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves
2nd half over 114.5 7U MAX

UPDATED 940

England Championship

Sheffield vs Brentford over 2.5 10U


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The Astros are back in action Friday night against Seattle. Composite Getty Image.

The Astros were a season low 12 games under .500 (12-24) on May 8th but were able to turn things around and entered the All-Star break with a respectable 50-46 record.

The turnaround can be attributed to better performances on the field by a multitude of players, but there are still things that could be improved to ensure a successful second half of the season.

As it currently stands, Houston is only one game behind the Seattle Mariners in the American League West division race, and the Astros should have key players returning from injury to further bolster their playoff ambitions.

The return of the King

Kyle Tucker has been on the injured list with a shin contusion for six weeks now, and looks to return in the near future.

The Astros have done surprisingly well without their three-time All-Star outfielder thanks to contributions from guys like Joey Loperfido, Jake Meyers and Marcio Dubon in the outfield. Plus, Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Yanier Diaz and Jeremy Pena carrying the offense while King Tuck is away.

Before getting hurt, the 27-year-old was hitting .266/.395/.584 through 60 games. Houston already has one of the best offenses in baseball, and adding Tucker back would give the Astros another high-quality bat to further bolster their lineup.

The latest update is Tucker has been playing catch and could start a rehab assignment soon if all goes well.

Fix the rotation

Starting pitching has been a major issue this season due to a multitude of injuries.

Cristian Javier, Jose Urquidy and J.P. France have all been lost for the year with various surgeries and guys like Justin Verlander and Luis Garcia are trying to work their way back from their injured list stints.

Garcia was recently pulled from his rehab assignment and won’t pitch again until he is ready. Meanwhile, Verlander could be closer to his return and is throwing bullpen sessions as of July 14. Getting both of these pitchers back at some point this season will be a huge boost to this roster.

The current Astros’ rotation consists of Framber Valdez, Ronel Blanco, Hunter Brown, Spencer Arrighetti and Jake Bloss. Although not a bad rotation by any means, the starting pitching depth is getting pretty thin and Houston can ill afford another injury to their staff.

Astros general manager Dana Brown has been vocal about his desire to add starting pitching, and could have some options heading into the trade deadline. Players like Jack Flaherty, Garrett Crochet or Yusei Kikuchi, just to name a few, could be low risk high reward pitchers the Astros could acquire to add depth to their rotation.

Another option would be to call up A.J. Blubaugh from Sugar Land. The 24-year-old has a 6-2 record with a 3.46 ERA in 71.1 innings pitched this season for the Space Cowboys and could be a necessary depth piece to add to the rotation.

Play Astros baseball

The Astros have been playing better baseball as of late and have won 18 of their last 23 games. With players like Kyle Tucker and Justin Verlander potentially returning soon, there is reason to believe Houston can make the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season.

The 'Stros will try to take sole possession of first place in their division from the Mariners when the two teams meet for three games at T-Mobile Park starting on Friday night.

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