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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

HOFFENHEIM VS BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH

BTTS and over 2.5 -1

Over 3.5 -1

UPDATE

Dortmund over 3 -1

West ham over 2.5 -1

UPDATE

Texans TT over 24 MAX 5U +5

MAX BOMB TEASER 5U 7 point +5

Texans pk

Browns +10 (9.5 at some spots)

UPDATE 506 CST

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
Ravens
Rams
Colts
Falcons
Patriots
Liverpool ML
Saints

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

Sea/SF
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

-29.3
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

NBA

Celtics -11.5 1U
Warriors -3.5 1U



Germany

Hoff/Werder Bremen

Both teams score and over 2.5 5U MAX BOMB


First half over 1.5 1U


UPDATE 222 CST


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

Bucks/Pelicans

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



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A WEEKLY REVIEW OF CRENNEL'S COACHING

Now my job: Texans feast on Lions

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Thanksgiving is full of tradition. There's the typical family gathering, large meal, and of course, football. Sometimes, new traditions are added and old ones are retired. I think the Texans did both in their impressive 41-25 win over the Lions in Detroit. Old traditions were carried on (Lions losing on Thanksgiving), some were put to rest (Texans not being able to get turnovers), and new ones were started (multiple passing touchdowns by Deshaun Watson in six straight games).

The fact that this defense got three turnovers in the game was unbelievable! They got all three in the first quarter within the span of eight plays. JJ Watt's pick-six was insane. He went for a batted ball, ended up catching it, and ran it in. They forced Jonathan Williams to fumble on the Lions' very next play from scrimmage and recovered it. On the Lions' next possession, the Texans recovered yet another fumble after the challenge was reversed. Great call by the coaching staff to challenge and win. The defense looked good. Tyrell Adams stood out because he was in on those two fumbles, made 17 total tackles with 14 of them being solo tackles. They also brought pressure that seemed to make Matthew Stafford very inaccurate and resulted in four sacks. I give defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver credit for knowing he needs to blitz to get pressure, but the run defense has to improve.

The offense kept the tempo up in this game as well. The spread and hurry-up were used to keep the Lions already staggered defense off balance. Knowing the Lions were without a couple defensive backs, I thought it would be the perfect marriage of their defense and the Texans' offense. A buddy asked before the game about the line (Texans -3.5) and the over/under (52.5). I told him bet the Texans and the over because neither team can play defense and both have good quarterbacks. Offensive coordinator Tim Kelly put together another good game plan and Watson executed it flawlessly. One route combo I saw later on in the game I particularly enjoyed. Two receivers were tight to the left side. Cooks ran a hook/curl and settled in the middle of the zone while Fuller ran a vertical route. Duke Johnson ran a swing route to that same side. It left Cooks wide open as the attention went to Johnson in the flat, Fuller deep, and the action to the other play side. Route combos are important because it gives the quarterback different reads as he goes through his progressions and lets him pick apart the defense based on what he sees. Combine that with Watson's play and the way Kelly has changed his play calling now that he's liberated from he who shall not be named, we're seeing a beautiful thing.

As good as things were, there's still room for improvement. The defense gives up way too many easy yards, both run and pass. They can't get pressure bringing only four and will often give up big plays if the blitz is picked up. Plus the run defense is still an issue as evidenced by the Lions' first possession of the second half. The Lions ran the ball 10 plays straight for a total of 58 yards on that drive. Utterly ridiculous! Watson was good (17/25 318 yards and four touchdowns), but he missed two more touchdowns with passes slightly off, and continues to hold onto the ball too long at times. The difference between these two issues I've presented here is the fact that Watson has so played well, his "issues" are minor and very correctable, while the defense is terrible and there's no easy fix in sight. But let Romeo Crennel and Anthony Weaver tell it, they're getting the most out of these guys and they're playing disciplined.

The thought that this team may actually creep into the playoff picture may take shape better after next week if they can beat the Colts. I doubt it, but it is getting interesting. Let's see what else happens around them because they need help getting there.

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