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Bookie Busters: Jingle bell cash

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Learning to win in life is easy, many can do it. But, how does one react when facing adversity?

In gambling, one must learn to cope with the bad breaks that happen in games and try to reset themselves before proceeding. I say reset because a gambler must try to clear their mind of any previous beats and treat the next game clean, with nothing else in mind but the next wager. Don't beat yourself up over past losses, clean it up and get back to winning.

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Nurnberg vs. Wolfsburg
Over 3 1U -1
Thunder/Nuggets -1
Over 218.5
Texans turnovers committed +.5 -140 +1


BTTS and over 2.5 -1

Over 3.5 -1


Dortmund over 3 -1

West ham over 2.5 -1


Texans TT over 24 MAX 5U +5

MAX BOMB TEASER 5U 7 point +5

Texans pk

Browns +10 (9.5 at some spots)


Texans -2.5 2nd half 2U -2.2

J Landry over 4.5 receptions MAX 3U -4.5

P Lindsay over 76.5 rushing yards 2U -3

TD 2U -2.5

Browns first Q +.5 5U MAX +5

NJoku TD 1U +200 -1

Browns +3 bomb 5U +5

10 point teaser 5U -6
Pitt/NE Over 44.5
Packers bears Over 36.5
Rams -3

7 point tease 3U +3
Vikings -2
Ravens -2.5
Colts-3 5U BOMB +5

10 point teaser 5U -6
Pitt/NE Over 44.5
Packers bears Over 36.5
Rams -3

Parlay ML 1U -1
Liverpool ML

Teaser 10 point 5U -6
Steelers +12.5
Over 45.5
Rams -3

2nd half over 23 -120 5U -5.5

Rams TT first half over 16.5 5U -5.5
over 32 game 5U -5

Z.Ertz scores a receiving TD 1U -1
Rams -6.5 2nd half -1

Saints TT over 28 5U -5.5
M Thomas Over 6.5 rec 1U +1

Borussia Monchengladbach Half Time 5U -6.5

Club World Cup

River Plate -1 5U MAX -8

TT over 2 5U MAX +5

Game over 2.5 MAX +5

Dortmund +.5 5U -6

Game over 2.5 5U+5

Last article read 265.2U - 29.3 +235.9

First big loss of the year. Couldn't get much going our way, the live bets didn't come through as well (remember we don't tally our live bets as we cant all be on the same page). If there are any mistakes, blame me for my bad math, not for cheating. Remember our live bets are not graded but you cant find those on my page as it's tough to gauge who gets live lines where.

It's a new week, time to get going in the right direction for the holidays. Good luck. Happy holidays!!

New Plays


Celtics -11.5 1U
Warriors -3.5 1U


Hoff/Werder Bremen

Both teams score and over 2.5 5U MAX BOMB

First half over 1.5 1U


Hoffenheim/ Bremen

Game over 3 3U

Draw +330 risk 1/2 unit +350

1U Parlay

B Munuch ML -155

Hoff game over 3

Sixers 3rd Q over 29.5 5U

Bucks/Pelicans over 124.5 fH 5U

UPDATE 12/19 808 CST


3rd q over 55.5 5U MAX

UPDATE 12/19 841 CST

Blazers -5.5 1U

Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings

first half over 118.5 2U

For any questions or comments reach me @JerryBoKnowz Twitter.

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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Houston drops the game to Arizona

D-backs outslug Greinke and Astros to take series opener

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With the series win over the Rangers by taking two of three games in the middle of the week, the Astros welcomed the Diamondbacks to Minute Maid Park for a three-game weekend series, Houston's final three regular-season home games. Here is how the opener unfolded:

Final Score: Diamondbacks 6, Astros 3.

Record: 25-26, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Zac Gallen (2-2, 3.00 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Luis Garcia (0-1, 2.53 ERA).

Houston scores first, but Arizona grabs a lead against Greinke

Houston would get on the board first on Friday night, with George Springer reaching base in the bottom of the first on an error, moving to second on a walk, then to third on a single, as the Astros loaded the bases with no out to threaten a big inning. Instead, they would come away with just one run, with Springer taking home on a wild pitch, grabbing the 1-0 lead, but leaving runs on the table.

They doubled their lead in the bottom of the third, getting a two-out RBI-double by Kyle Tucker to make it a 2-0 Houston lead. The D-backs responded in the top of the fourth, getting back-to-back singles to lead off the inning before a three-run homer by Kole Calhoun off of Zack Greinke would put Arizona in front, 3-2. Greinke would finish one more inning before Houston would move to their bullpen, striking out the side to bring his total to nine on the night, making the bad fourth inning the one blemish on his night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 89 P.

Astros tie it, but D-backs take the opener

George Springer would get Greinke off the hook in the bottom of the fifth, leading off the half-inning with a solo bomb to tie the game at 3-3. Luis Garcia was first out of Houston's bullpen and retired Arizona in order for a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the sixth. He returned for the top of the seventh but would allow a leadoff single, RBI-triple, and wild pitch to bring in two runs. He would face two more batters, allowing a double and getting a strikeout, before Dusty Baker would come out to get him, now down 5-3.

Blake Taylor would make his return from the IL after Garcia, getting back-to-back outs to finish the inning. He continued on in the 5-3 game in the top of the eighth, but allowed a one-out solo homer to Calhoun, his second of the night and fourth RBI. That made it a 6-3 D-backs lead, which would go final as Houston would go scoreless after Springer's home run back in the fifth.

Up Next: The middle game of this three-game set will start Saturday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup will be Luke Weaver (1-7, 6.70 ERA) for Arizona and Cristian Javier (4-2, 3.22 ERA) for Houston.

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