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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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The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a rebuild. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr are studs. KPJ just signed a four-year extension with the team. Other guys like Jabari Smith Jr, Kenyon Martin Jr, Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher, Tari Eason, and Jae'Sean Tate are really good pieces to surround Green and KPJ with. The only issue with this group: they're REALLY young! Tate is the elder statesman at 27 of the young nucleus. Most are barely old enough to buy a drink. Some still aren't old enough! They're a bunch of green bananas waiting to turn yellow to slightly brown and be ripe enough for consumption.

We need to give it time. Just like bananas, they take time to ripen. Coach Stephen Silas is known for developing young players. His most prized student is the star player for that team in South Oklahoma up 45. Number 77 for that team credited Silas with helping him realize his All-Pro potential while Silas was a part of the coaching staff there. To a man, all his former players credit him with being a positive influence on their careers. So why are fans in a rush to get rid of him?

When you look at the Rockets' record over the last few years, it's gross. Sure, they've been a lottery team the last couple of seasons, but that was by design. As part of the Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook trades, they gave away pick swap rights. Had they not been that bad, they wouldn't have been able to draft Green or Smith Jr. Those two guys are building blocks for the future, along with KPJ. Giving those picks away would've put this team further down the totem pole of developing themselves into a contender. Losing pays off when you can hit on high lottery picks.

If you give a chef dirt, bread, ham, molded cheese, and spoiled mayo, can you expect anything else but a nasty ham sandwich? How about if the chef was given a steak that is almost rotten, potatoes with root growth, and spoiled butter? Could you expect a better meal than the sandwich? Yes! However, that meal may still cause a stomachache. Now, give said chef a full complement of gourmet groceries and guess what you'll get?

This is why I say let Silas cook. He's the perfect coach for this group of kids. He can teach them all the fundamentals of the game at this level and help them grow into their full potential. If there's a change to be made on the sidelines, move Silas into a front office role, but DO NOT get rid of him! Guys like him are too valuable. Why do you think Mark Cuban hated losing him, but knew he couldn't retain him because he had a head coach already? Cuban knew what he had in Silas and what Silas did for Luka Doncic. He can do something similar for the Rockets if given the time to work his magic.

Should Tilman Fertita find the need to move on, I'd look for a more experienced coach who can guide them from bottom of the playoff ladder into top four in the West and real contenders. For now, Silas is the head chef. Continue giving him the groceries he needs, and he'll continue giving these kids the lessons they need to develop. Changing the coach now could stunt their growth. Let him cook!

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