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Bookie Busters: Cash rules everything

The weekend is here, and you know what that means for the Bookie Buster family. Well, let's be honest, not only weekends but this basically is like printing money for some time now. Let's see how we did:
 

Last articles plays

Red Star vs Liverpool  14.3
1st Half over 1.5   5U MAX winner +5 48.6

Brugge vs Monaco

Over 2.5   -130 1u LOSS  -1.3

Dortmund/ Atl  -125 BTTS 3U MAX  LOSS -3.8

Tottenham BTTS and over 2.5   5U MAX winner +5

BTTS  2U winner +2

Over 3   2U winner +2

Live over PSG 3-3.5   5U winner +5

Parlay 3U   loss -3
PSG ML
Pool  ML

Parlay #1     1U lose -1
Monaco Over 2.5
Dort/Atl    BTTS
PSG Over 3

Leipz/ Celtic
Over 3  -130 5U MAX BOMB  -6.5
Sevilla first half   5U +5
Over first half       5U +5
TT over 4. 5 live     5U +5
Frankfurt 1st half -1.5   1U +1
Astana 2nd half over -1.3
Texans Under 45  -3.9

West Virginia TT live over 47.5  5U MAX +5
Fuller receptions 5U     +5
Yards over   2U +2
TD    1U +1.6
Teaser  5U win
Texans
West V

+39.3U  14-6

Last week read +167.5U    + 39.3U  = 206.8   we finally broke our 200 Unit goal. 300 you're next!!
 

New Plays

Friday
Germany
Borussia Monchengladbach at Freiburg
Over 2.5 – 125    2U

 

SNF

Vikings +1

TT over 25.5

Tre'quan Smith Rec Over 3

Yards Over 43.3

scores Td +220

 

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Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Josh Jordan on ESPN 97.5. We’re on every Sunday from 10-noon, and we’ll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling. Also, be sure to follow us @Moneyline975 on Twitter.

 

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The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a rebuild. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr are studs. KPJ just signed a four-year extension with the team. Other guys like Jabari Smith Jr, Kenyon Martin Jr, Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher, Tari Eason, and Jae'Sean Tate are really good pieces to surround Green and KPJ with. The only issue with this group: they're REALLY young! Tate is the elder statesman at 27 of the young nucleus. Most are barely old enough to buy a drink. Some still aren't old enough! They're a bunch of green bananas waiting to turn yellow to slightly brown and be ripe enough for consumption.

We need to give it time. Just like bananas, they take time to ripen. Coach Stephen Silas is known for developing young players. His most prized student is the star player for that team in South Oklahoma up 45. Number 77 for that team credited Silas with helping him realize his All-Pro potential while Silas was a part of the coaching staff there. To a man, all his former players credit him with being a positive influence on their careers. So why are fans in a rush to get rid of him?

When you look at the Rockets' record over the last few years, it's gross. Sure, they've been a lottery team the last couple of seasons, but that was by design. As part of the Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook trades, they gave away pick swap rights. Had they not been that bad, they wouldn't have been able to draft Green or Smith Jr. Those two guys are building blocks for the future, along with KPJ. Giving those picks away would've put this team further down the totem pole of developing themselves into a contender. Losing pays off when you can hit on high lottery picks.

If you give a chef dirt, bread, ham, molded cheese, and spoiled mayo, can you expect anything else but a nasty ham sandwich? How about if the chef was given a steak that is almost rotten, potatoes with root growth, and spoiled butter? Could you expect a better meal than the sandwich? Yes! However, that meal may still cause a stomachache. Now, give said chef a full complement of gourmet groceries and guess what you'll get?

This is why I say let Silas cook. He's the perfect coach for this group of kids. He can teach them all the fundamentals of the game at this level and help them grow into their full potential. If there's a change to be made on the sidelines, move Silas into a front office role, but DO NOT get rid of him! Guys like him are too valuable. Why do you think Mark Cuban hated losing him, but knew he couldn't retain him because he had a head coach already? Cuban knew what he had in Silas and what Silas did for Luka Doncic. He can do something similar for the Rockets if given the time to work his magic.

Should Tilman Fertita find the need to move on, I'd look for a more experienced coach who can guide them from bottom of the playoff ladder into top four in the West and real contenders. For now, Silas is the head chef. Continue giving him the groceries he needs, and he'll continue giving these kids the lessons they need to develop. Changing the coach now could stunt their growth. Let him cook!

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