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Bookie Busters: Let the games begin

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Well, if madness is what you were waiting for, the suspense is over. Some of the smaller conference tournaments tipped off this week, and we also learned which teams were advancing in the Champions League Knockouts.

A few surprises for sure, in the gambling world we call them upsets. We also defer to the word variance here as that's what this is. There will be ups and downs, but it's about having the ammo to be able to fire again and some people don't give themselves that.

The term "all in" is more for the poker player and is something you don't want to catch yourself doing in sports wagering. Yes, I know small bets sometimes don't get you pumped as you want to be, but in the long run they add up and put less stress on your bankroll. Good luck this weekend!

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Tuesday

Man City TT over 2.5 risk 8U


UPDATE 240 CST

Juventus ML 10U MAX


UPDATE 817 CST

Wolves/Nuggets

over 117 FH 2U










Previous Plays

N Kentucky/ Oakland

Over 152 8U MAX

Germany

Dortmund game over 3 8U

Dortmund TT over 2 Risk 8U


England

Tottenham game over 2.5 10U MAX

Netherlands: Soccer Play of Day

Dan Haag vs Heerenveen

Over 3 10U MAX

First half over 1 risk 10U


UPDATE

810 CST

Wolves/Wizards Over 118 2nd half 8U MAX


UPDATE 323 CST

MLS

ATL United first half ML 8U MAX

UPDATE 349

Wofford 2nd H TT over 38 10U MAX


UPDATE 613 CST

Pelicans/Hawks 2nd half over 116 5U


UPDATE

Oral Roberts/N. Dakota ST 2nd Half over 78 10U MAX







Previous plays

3/7 1130 CST

Inter Milan at Eintracht Frankfurt Over 2.5 3U

Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Over 2 1U

1147 CST

Parlay 1U

Inter Milan at Eintracht Frankfurt Over 2.5

Chelsea -1 -230

Napoli ML -190

Parlay

5U +103

Chelsea ML -345

Napoli ML -172

Previous Pays

Porto/Roma Over 2.5 5U

UPDATE

Northern Kentucky TT Over 83 8U Max bomb

FH TT Over 39.5 3U

FH-7.5 1U

UPDATE 709 CST

Twolves/Pistons 2nd half over 109.5 5U

Wolves over 52.5 3U

For any questions or comments reach me @JerryBoKnows 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's winning streak moves to six

Eighth-inning rally powers Astros to series sweep over Rangers

Yuli Gurriel brought in the go-ahead run late in Sunday's game. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Winners in the first three games of this series and their last five games overall, the Astros continued their climb towards the A's for first place in the AL West. They completed the four-game sweep, ending a successful homestand on a positive note before heading on the road.

Final Score: Astros 6, Rangers 2

Astros' Record: 24-17, tied for first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Brooks Raley (2-2)

Losing Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez (1-2)

Astros strike first, McCullers Jr. goes six scoreless

After the Rangers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the first, Houston grabbed an early lead off the bat of Alex Bregman. He provided the third single of the inning, a one-out RBI to put the Astros in front 1-0, a score which would hold steady for a while. Another run didn't come across until the bottom of the fifth when Houston would load the bases with one out when Carlos Correa would get an RBI groundball to double the lead to 2-0.

Lance McCullers Jr. did well with the small lead, backing up his recent eight-inning gem with a quality start against Texas. He allowed a couple of hits each in the third and fourth but would erase the runners with no damage allowed. The Rangers threatened in the top of the sixth with a leadoff double before the runner moved to third on a wild pitch, putting him in a great position with no outs. McCullers Jr. would come away unscathed, finishing the inning and his day by retiring the next three batters. His final line: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 95 P.

Rangers tie it against Scrubb

First out of Houston's bullpen was Andre Scrubb, and he would not fare as well as the Astros starter. A leadoff single turned into a two-run game-tying homer, making it 2-2 before Scrubb would sit down the next three in order. Still tied in the top of the eighth, Brooks Raley had a terrific inning, striking out the three batters he faced.

Houston rallies ahead in the eighth for the four-game sweep

The top of Houston's order mounted a threat in the bottom of the eighth, loading the bases with one out to try and regain the lead. Yuli Gurriel would come through with the go-ahead at-bat, getting a sac fly to put the Astros back in front 3-2. A two-out walk loaded the bases again, setting up Chas McCormick to provide two insurance runs on a two-RBI single.

Myles Straw added one more on an RBI single, making it a four-run game at 6-2 heading to the ninth. Enoli Paredes made his long-awaited return from the IL, appearing for the first time since April 8th to try and close things out in the ninth. He tossed a scoreless inning, finishing off the four-game sweep, extending Houston's winning streak to six games, and keeping them in step with Oakland for the AL West lead.

Up Next: After a day off on Monday, the Astros will begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday. They'll kick off a three-game set in Oakland against the A's at 8:40 PM, an exciting matchup to determine who will head into the weekend atop the division. While Cristian Javier (3-1, 3.08 ERA) is the expected starter for Houston, Oakland has not yet determined their rotation for the series.

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