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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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Dr. Rick warns his patients, young homeowners who are turning into their parents, you can expect to pay more for snacks and drinks at a movie theater. It's the same deal at a professional sports venue. Three years ago, I put a down payment on a cheeseburger at Toyota Center ... I still have three more payments to go before I get it.

But this is ridiculous. The PGA Championship, the lesser (least) of golf's majors, is charging $18 for a beer, a 25-ounce Michelob Ultra, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. It's $19 for a Stella Artois. You can buy a six-pack for less at the supermarket. Aren't there laws against price gouging, like during a hurricane? Isn't Tulsa where the Golden Hurricanes play? Get FEMA in here. Did tournament directors get together and ponder, how can we piss off our fans? Sure, it's Tulsa and there's not much else to do, but that's no excuse.

Charging $18 for a beer makes the concession stands at Minute Maid Park look like a Sunday morning farmer's market. A 25-ounce domestic beer during an Astros game is $13.49. A 25-ounce premium beer is $14.45. Yeah, that's high for a beer, but at Minute Maid Park there are lots of hands in the till. Aramark wants to make a profit, the taxman has big mitts, and the Astros want their cut, too. Look, you want to sign Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez to an extension or not? Then drink up and don't complain. Some quiet grumbling and head-shaking is permitted, however.

You know the PGA Championship is charging too much for a beer when even the rich pampered players take notice. "18 (!!!!!) for a beer ... uhhh what," former PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas tweeted. "Good thing I don't drink a lot."

Like he will be in line for a beer at a public concession booth, anyway.

Of course there will be fans sneaking in beer in baggies strapped to their ankles, like stuffing your pockets with store-bought Snickers before going to the movies. It doesn't have to be this way. The Masters, the most prestigious golf event, charges only $5 for both domestic and imported beer. I know it's a gimmick, part of The Masters mystique along with pimento sandwiches for $1.50, but still it's a welcome gesture. You never lose when you treat the public fairly. When Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in Atlanta, Falcons owner Arthur Blank insisted that food vendors charge the same inside the stadium as they do at their regular restaurants. Same thing when Denver International Airport opened, fast food restaurants couldn't jack up their prices to their captive customers. Here? There needs to be a loan window outside the Cinnabon booth at Bush-Intercontinental.

Except for the Masters in Augusta, golf's majors aren't tied to a city. A major comes to a city maybe every few years or in most cases never. There's no need to ride into a city like the James Gang, rob the local bank, and high tail it out of town. Golf should be the last professional sport to stick it to fans. While the game has made strides to open its arms to lower-income youths, golf remains an elitist, extremely expensive sport for regular folk. Equipment is expensive, private courses are exclusive and country clubs are exclusionary. Public courses are less expensive but still expensive and crowded. Plus there's never been a professional sport more dangerously dominated by one person than golf. I can imagine network executives on their knees praying that Tiger Woods makes the cut and plays on weekends. Otherwise, TV ratings go straight into the toilet, you know, like whatever team Mattress Mack is betting on. (I joke because I love, and frankly a little scared.)

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