GAMBLING GUIDE RECAP

Bookie busters is in the zone

Bookie Busters has been straight up cash money. Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

In life, one can find himself In the Zone in many situations.

In the zone: An expression used to describe a state of consciousness where actual skills match the perceived performance requirements perfectly. Being in the zone implies increased focus and attention which allow for higher levels of performance. Athletes, musicians, and anybody that totally owns a challenge of physical and mental performance can be in the zone.

We started last round with 120.4U. Let's see what we did Wednesday and Thursday (11-4).

We have been hitting over 70% for a month now.

Wednesday +12.5

(River Plate 5U late Tuesday Night and over +7)
Tottenham Team Total Over 1  MAX 3U +3
BTTS BTTS 2U +2
Tottenham +.5  -115 1U -1.2
Harry Kane Anytime  1U +1
Inter vs PSV
Over 2.5 2U  +2

Atlético Madrid -1.5 MAX -112 3U +3
Atl  to nil -110  MAX 3U -3.3
Napoli TT PUSH
Parlay -1

Thursday   +12

Patriots -3 1st Q +2U
Patriots -6.5 MAX +3U
Patriots -6.5 added +2U  
Pats 1st H TT over +14.5 1U
Pats -11 game +2U
Gronk Over 4.5 Receptions MAX  +3
Gronk TD -1U +130

That should be all the plays if anything it incorrect call me bad at math, just not a cheat. Juice included.

If any mistakes ever, we can always fix it. But ALL plays I try my best to list.

I do this for you!

Add 22.5U to our 120.4.  142.9U in the pocket.

Friday

MLB
Astros  -140 2U

Saturday

Germany 

Dortmund/Aug

Over 3  MAX 3U

Halftime Bet

Tottenham-1.5 for game 2U

Germany

Bayern/M'gladbach

Over 3.5  MAX 3U

 

UPDATE 

MLS

Atlanta United halftime/fulltime MAX 3U -115

Sunday Soccer

Germany 

Frankfurt /Hoffenheim

Over 3   MAX 3 -124

 

 

NFL

Teaser 10 points MAX 3U

Vikings +13

Packers+10

Chiefs/Jags Over 39

  UPDATED 2:40 PM

Vikings/Eagles 

Over 48 MAX 3U

 

Monday Night Feast

Chris Thompson Over 4.5 receptions MAX 3U

 

Alex Smith Over 18.5 fantasy points  MAX   3U

 

Redskins/Saints  first half over 24.5   1U

 

 

Good luck

Stay updated as I will be adding more plays.

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One never knows how things will play out but of the known General Manager candidates, Jim Crane nailed it in hiring Dana Brown out of the Atlanta Braves' organization where he was Vice President of Scouting. The 55-year-old Brown's scouting and development pedigree is stellar. The Braves have been a talent-producing machine in recent years. Obviously all the credit isn't Brown's but his four years with the Braves preceded by a productive pipeline he was part of in Toronto speak highly of him. Not that it was or should have been the guiding principle to Crane's decision-making, but the Astros now have the only African-American General Manager in Major League Baseball (Ken Williams is Executive Vice President of the Chicago White Sox).

Brad Ausmus is a super-smart guy, but if had he gotten the GM gig it would have been in large part because he was teammate besties with Jeff Bagwell. While “It's not what you know it's who you know” plays a role in many, many hires, it would have been a poor rationale for tabbing Ausmus. Maybe Ausmus would have done a great job. Maybe Brown does a lousy job. Brown was the much more strongly credentialed candidate. While Bagwell has moved way up Crane's confidante list, Brown played college baseball with Craig Biggio at Seton Hall.

Speaking of Halls…

If I could tell you as absolute fact that exactly two members of the 2023 Houston Astros will someday make the Baseball Hall of Fame, who are you picking? Jose Altuve isn’t a lock just yet but he is obvious pick number one. So for the second spot are you going with Alex Bregman or Yordan Alvarez? We’ll get back to this a couple of paragraphs down.

As was basically a given, former Astro (and Phillie, Met, Red Sox, and Brave) Billy Wagner was not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week, but as I suggested last week the voting returns were very favorable toward Wagner making the Hall next year, or if not next year in his final year of eligibility on the Baseball Writers Association ballot for the Class of 2025. “Wags” in the Class of ’24 is looking good. Wagner jumped from 51 percent to 68 percent “put him in” votes. The only guy this year to get the necessary 75 percent for election is worthy third baseman Scott Rolen. Two years ago Rolen got 53 percent of the votes needed, last year 63 percent, before getting the call to Cooperstown with 76.5 percent this year. Wagner going from 51 to 68 to 75-plus looks likely. Of course it’s not as if Wagner can pad his case with a good 2023 season, but this is how the process works. The other ballot returnee well positioned to make it next year is former Colorado first baseman Todd Helton. Unlike this year there’s a sure-fire first time ballot guy going in next year. Third baseman Adrian Beltre will undoubtedly wear a Texas Rangers cap on his plaque.

As expected Carlos Beltran didn’t come close to election in his first year of eligibility, but drawing 46 percent of the votes sets him up well to eventually get the Cooperstown call. Beltran was a fabulous player and his Hall credentials are solid. However, no one reasonable would argue that Carlos Beltran was as good or better than Barry Bonds. In his first year of eligibility back in 2013 Bonds garnered 36 percent of the vote. There has been some turnover in the voter pool over the last decade, but it's clear that Beltran’s central role in the Astros’ sign stealing scheme was not held against him to the extent that PED use (actual and/or suspected) was held against Bonds and Roger Clemens. And Alex Rodriguez. And Sammy Sosa. And Manny Ramirez. And others. Foremost right now that’s encouraging for Beltran, but it’s also encouraging down the line for fellow Astros of 2017-18.

What does this mean for Jose Altuve?

If Jose Altuve retired today (perish the thought!) he’d have a good case for the Hall. He had superstar seasons in 2016, 2017, and 2022, and has five other seasons that while not in the realm of his three best certainly rate as excellent. If you judge a player by his five best seasons, there aren’t 10 second basemen in the history of the sport who’d rank ahead of Altuve. Among those who clearly would: Joe Morgan, Rogers Hornsby, Eddie Collins, and Nap Lajoie. Among those four only Morgan played more recently than 1937. Then there’s a group of arguable guys like Jackie Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, and yes Craig Biggio. Altuve has had the prime of a Hall of Famer. What sort of final numbers will he accrue? In late May or early June he should reach the 2000 hit plateau. How many more prime years does Altuve have left before inevitable decline? His career batting average is .307. Four years ago it was .316. Will Altuve retire a .300 hitter?

Bregman or Alvarez? Bregman gets extra points for being an everyday third baseman as opposed to a left fielder-designated hitter, but by age alone Yordan is the better play. Bregman turns 29 on opening day this year. Yordan doesn’t turn 26 until late June. When Bregman was 25 (2019 season) he put up a season more valuable than Alvarez’s tremendous 2022. In the three years since Bregman hasn’t approached that level, though his big second half last season could be a springboard back to that stratosphere. Yordan is in that stratosphere and figures to stay there for a while if his health holds up.

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