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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 stays hot at the plate

Astros overpower White Sox in series opener

Abraham Toro made a loud return to the Astros' lineup on Thursday night. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

With a two-game sweep of the struggling Rangers behind them, the Astros welcomed in a much fiercer opponent in the Chicago White Sox, owners of the best record in the AL, for an exciting four-game set. It was all Astros in this one, as their offense would once again propel them to a lopsided win.

Final Score: Astros 10, White Sox 2

Astros' Record: 40-28, second in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Jose Urquidy (5-3)

Losing Pitcher: Dylan Cease (5-3)

Houston builds a big lead

Houston wasted no time in the bottom of the first, getting two on base on a single and an error to set up a three-run home run for Michael Brantley, putting them ahead 3-0 before Chicago and Dylan Cease could record an out. They extended the lead in the bottom of the fourth, putting two on base on a walk and hit batter before an RBI ground-rule double by Carlos Correa brought in one. That left runners on second and third, and Abraham Toro took advantage by scoring both on a two-RBI single, then with one out, Jose Altuve hit a sac fly to make it a 7-0 lead.

Urquidy brings the good stuff

Meanwhile, Jose Urquidy was cruising through Chicago's lineup. He allowed just one hit through the first five scoreless innings but would let the White sox get on the board in the top of the sixth after a leadoff double and two-out RBI single. They added one more on another single, making it 7-2 before Urquidy could get out of the inning.

Jose Altuve got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning, hitting his fourth home run in three games to make it a six-run game at 8-2. Urquidy returned to the mound in the top of the seventh, getting a quick 1-2-3 frame to end his successful night. His final line: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 93 P.

Astros take the opener

In the bottom of the seventh, Houston pushed the lead to eight runs with a leadoff single, setting up a two-out two-run homer by Toro, bringing him to four RBI on the night. With Urquidy's night over, Brandon Bielak came in as the first reliever out of the bullpen, sitting down Chicago in order. Ralph Garza Jr. came in to get an inning of work to finish off the game with Houston's large lead. He made it a quick one, with Chicago going down in order one more time as the Astros took the opener and notched their fourth-straight win.

Up Next: Game two of this entertaining series will be another 7:10 PM Central Start on Friday. Carlos Rodon (6-2, 1.89 ERA) will try to help Chicago even the series, while Luis Garcia (5-4, 2.98 ERA) will try to put Houston up 2-0.

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