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After coming off a sad few days last article and our first losing NFL weekend, we bounced back in prime fashion.

The game gives and takes, this time we were on the receiving side of the fortune, and we hope to continue the trend heading into the weekend. Let's eat! Good luck.

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Blazers vs. Lakers
Over 226.6    1U +1
Spain/Croatia  BTTS 3U +3
TNF   6:46 CST
Ohio TT O 40.5 Live +5
Ohio TT over 13.5 second half +5
Lakers' Blazers under 101.5 +2

GB/Sea Over 49 5U MAX  +5
Seattle TT over 26 5U MAX   +5
Seattle TT first half over 13.5 2U   +2
J.Graham pass receptions over 3½ 2U   -2.6
scores TD 1U +170  -1
Wilson over 225.5 Passing yards 5U  -5.5
Durant Over 30 points 5U MAX  -5.5
Seattle 2nd half TT over 13.5 -120  5U MAX -5.5
3rd Q over 9.5  5U MAX -5.5
Seattle ml 2nd half -122   ( so +4 for game) 2U +5


The last article read +209.7U        209.7+ 7.4= 217.1

Let's have a weekend, the chase for 300 is on!

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Jazz vs 76ers
76ers -3    1U


International Friendly 

Brazil vs Uruguay Over 2.5 5U MAX


Minnesota ML 3U

Maryland +14 3U

Live Under 17.5 Neb first half 5U

Under 60.5 2U

Syracuse +10.5 5U MAX




Wast St -10  5U MAx



Ravens/Bengals 2nd half under 20.5 2U


1:35 CST

Colts TT 2nd half over 10.5 2U


Pitt/Jax Under 21.5 2nd half 2U



Michael Thomas scored TD -140   5U MAX

Kamara scores a receiving TD  1U


 David Johnson pass receptions over 3½ 5U MAX


L.Fitzgerald pass receptions over 4½  5U MAX




Saints 3rd Q ML  5U



8:45 CST

Vikings 2nd Half ML 5U



Germany   ML  3U



Northern Illinois -6 (buy the hook if need be ) -117 



Zona TT over 83.5 game   2U







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Yordan Alvarez's homer in Wednesday's game gave him 100 RBI on the season. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Winners of three straight, six of their last seven, and eight of their last ten, the Astros had the chance to move yet another game closer to clinching their playoff spot if they could secure the series with a win against the Angels on Wednesday. Even though it looked as though they were headed towards a loss in extra innings, they would ultimately come out ahead.

Final Score (12 innings): Astros 9, Angels 5

Astros' Record: 91-61, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Yimi Garcia (4-9)

Losing Pitcher: Sam Selman (0-1)

Garcia goes six shutout innings

Although he didn't have swing-and-miss dominance in this start, Luis Garcia could still capitalize on a struggling Angels offense and post a shutout quality start against them. He allowed three walks and three hits throughout his outing but stranded all of them while getting outs on balls in play. His final line: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 79 P.

Alvarez reaches 100 RBI as Houston's offense keeps rolling

That performance had Garcia in line for the win, as two homers handed him a 3-0 advantage which he held. Houston once again used early offense to take a first-inning lead, as a leadoff walk by Jose Altuve turned into a monster 456-foot by Yordan Alvarez, pushing him to 100 RBI on the season. The score held at 2-0 until the top of the fifth, when Jason Castro led that frame off with a solo homer to extend the lead to three runs.

Extras in Anaheim

Phil Maton was first out of Houston's bullpen in the bottom of the seventh, but a single, double, and walk loaded the bases with no outs to put him in a jam. A lineout kept the runners put for the first out, but a single and a walk would make it a one-run game and left the bases loaded as Maton would get pulled.

Kendall Graveman entered to try and stop the bleeding, but after a force out at home to put that within reach, Jack Mayfield came through for Los Angeles with a go-ahead three-run double, giving the Angels their first lead of the series at 5-3. In the top of the eighth, a walk by Alex Bregman brought Alvarez back to the plate, and he would nearly miss a game-tying homer and instead got an RBI-single to make it 5-4.

Alvarez would still come in to tie the game, hustling home from second on an RBI single by Yuli Gurriel to knot things up 5-5. Brooks Raley was Houston's next reliever, and he sat down LA in order with two strikeouts. Still tied in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Pressly came in to force extras, and despite being shadowed by the winning run on the bases after a leadoff single, retired the next three batters to send the game to the tenth.

Astros keep battling and take it in the twelfth

Jake Meyers took second base as Houston's free runner in the top of the tenth, but he would go nowhere as the Astros went down in order, giving the Angels another chance at a walk-off. Instead of giving Shohei Ohtani a free pass immediately, Houston would let Blake Taylor throw two balls to him before giving him the intentional walk.

Taylor then gave up a single to load the bases with no outs, and after getting a force out at home for the first out, Yimi Garcia would replace him. Thanks to a great play by Chas McCormick, giving him multiple in the game, the Astros would live to see another inning as he would make a great catch in right field and then throw out Ohtani at home.

In the top of the eleventh, a sac fly by Yuli Gurriel moved Aledmys Diaz to third, but that's as close as Houston would come, leaving them stuck at five runs. After Garcia retired three more batters in the bottom of the eleventh, the game moved to the twelfth, where Houston would get back in front on an RBI single by Jake Meyers, then padded the new lead on a two-RBI double by Jose Altuve, who would also score on a sac fly by Alex Bregman, making it 9-5. Josh James came in and wrapped things up in the bottom half as Houston secured the series victory and reduced their magic number to two against Oakland and three against Seattle.

Up Next: The finale of this four-game series, and the last time these two teams will meet this year, will be an 8:38 PM Central start on Thursday. The expected pitching matchup is Alex Cobb (8-3, 3.59 ERA) for Los Angeles and Lance McCullers Jr. (12-4, 3.11 ERA) for Houston.

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