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Bookie Busters: Let's Dance

Kelvin Sampson has the Cougars rolling. Bob Levey/Getty Images

The theme of our last article, was "Hot, like fire". That theme seems to have continued here locally as they haven't been able to put a chemical plant fire for days, much like the little flame I created.

Now, we're on what's considered a heater and we look to continue our good fortunes. What better time to do so than March? The time is here and the Madness is about to begin so play smart and patient. I'll have a ton of bets throughout the tournament, make sure you save me bullets.

New Plays

3/23'

HT

Kentucky -4.5 game 5U

update 423 cst

Michigan fh -3 2u








3/21

Louisville -5 (buy the hook if 5.5) 5U MAX


Parlay 1U

NM ST +6

Under Florida ST 134

Baylor +1.5

Florida first half +1

Louisville -5

UPDATE 1204 CST

Louisville -4 HT 5U MAX


Fl St/Vermont Under 134 MAX 5U


UPDATE 125 CST

Kansas -6 5U MAX

Old Dominion +12.5 5U MAX

Parlay 1U

Kansas -6

Baylor/Cuse Under 130

Woffor/Seton Over 145

Old Dom +12.5

Murray ST TT over 39 2nd half 5U


UPDATE 835

Seton Hall /Wofford

Over 145 5U MAX












Previous Plays

Arizona St ML 3U

NYC/LA FC Over 3 5U

UPDATE 206

Barca/Betis

Over 3 risk 20U MAX

Hannover vs Augsburg over 2.5 10U MAX

UPDATE 619 CST

/Parlay

DC United ML


Buffalo TT over 83.5

Western Kentucky ML

UPDATE 720 CST

Thunder ML 10U

Arsenal TT over 2.5 risk 10U

Arsenal HT/FT 6U

UPDATED 650 CST

Colombia

Cucuta vs Petrolera

Over 2 risk 10U juiced but safe

BIG PLAY

Georgetown vs Seton Hall
First Half over 70 10U MAX

Pool TT 20U

Live O 3 3U

Barca FH 10U

Live O 4.5 2U

HT TT O 3.52U

Juve TT O 1.5 10U

-1.5 10U

Man City TT O 8U

Arsenal HT/FT 6U

TT over 2.5 risk 10U

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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RAVENS 33, TEXANS 16

5 observations from the Ravens win over the Texans

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Let's be honest; the Texans were not going to beat the Ravens. Baltimore has better players, a better quarterback and a better coaching staff. (And oh, a better kicker). All of that was on display in the Ravens' 33-16 win.

The Ravens move to 2-0, while the Texans dropped to 0-2 after facing the AFC's two best teams.

The Texans will still likely contend for a playoff spot, but nothing the last two weeks indicates they are anywhere near contending in the AFC. A look at five things from the Ravens win:

1) Oh, Brien...It did not take long for Bill O'Brien's goofy coaching to rear its ugly head. Down 3-0 at their own 34 as the first quarter was running out, O'Brien chose to go for it on fourth and one. The play was predictably blown up, the Ravens quickly scored to make it 10-0, and the Texans were instantly in a hole against a superior opponent. You can't give points away against the Ravens. They might have scored anyway with a punt, but there was no stopping them with a short field.

2) Some positives on defense. Despite the score, The Texans looked much better on that side of the ball against an explosive offense. J.J. Watt had two sacks, the team had four total, and they kept Lamar Jackson from destroying them. Seven of the points were scored by the Ravens defense, and O'Brien's gaffe led to seven more. The Ravens wore them down in the fourth quarter, but they played well enough until then to keep the team in the game had the offense been better. They did not force any turnovers, however, and that was one of the differences in the game. They were also blown off the ball on a fourth and one in the fourth quarter that led to the Ravens' 30th points and could not stop the run at all in the fourth quarter. But that's what the Ravens do with a lead, and the Texans offense gave them no breaks by being unable to stay on the field.

3) The difference between real contenders...The Ravens were just so much more skilled on both sides of the ball. Defensively, they focused on taking away the run. David Johnson averaged 3.1 yards per carry. Will Fuller had as many catches as you did. The Ravens forced two turnovers on just really good football plays. The Texans don't make plays like that. They might against lesser teams, but if your goal is to compete with the best, it's just not good enough.

4) Deshaun Watson needs to be better. His numbers looked so so on the surface (25 of 36, 275 yards, 1 TD, 1 interception). He was sacked four times and added 17 rushing yards on five carries. He did not make plays late when they needed one here or there to maybe get back in the game. With his big contract, it's time for Watson to stop being close to elite and take the next step. His interception was more of being fooled by Marcus Peters than throwing a bad ball, but the Texans were just 3 of 9 on third downs. Throw in the ill-advised fourth down play, and they were just 3 of 10 extending drives. Give the Ravens a lot of credit, but again, to compete with the best, you have to be better than that.

5) Now what? The Texans travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, who have not been impressive in their two wins. Still, it's hard to see Houston as anything but serious underdogs. They are last in the AFC South, and have a lot of work to do. The defense showed some promise at times, but will have to continue to improve. The offense has a long way to go. They match up better with the Steelers than they do the Ravens and Chiefs, but that does not mean they can win. If you were hoping they would give you some indication they can be more than just also-rans, they failed to do that on any level against either the Chiefs or Ravens.

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