JERRY BO

Bookie Busters: Let's go get that money

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Welcome back bookie buster fam, the turkey daze is over. While many are in holiday mode, this time of the year is crucial to gamblers as it can dictate your end of year winnings.

The time we are in with Champions League, NCAA football and in the NFL leave us plenty of opportunities to find angles and keep cashing tickets.

Remember, slowly and surely, and we will get there by the end of this movie. Don't rush the process, and learn even from your losses.

Last week got out of hand with all the live bets I added starting Thursday for Thanksgiving, which we killed. We won Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but had our first losing NFL Sunday in a long time.

I'll leave my wins on the table and just pick up where we left off as I lost track of the live plays throughout the holiday week. We had more winning days than losing, so I know Im shortchanging myself, but on we go. 60 -100 plays is what we have been putting out.

I feel big things this week, let's get this holiday cash. Good luck.

New Plays

11/28

Champions League
Dortmund vs. Brugge
Over 3    2U

UPDATE 1 9:56

 

Peoples Parlay 

1U parlay 5 way +1100

 

Atlético Madrid -1.5 (1.625)

Atlético Madrid vs Monaco

Over 3 (-165)

Borussia Dortmund vs Club Brugge KV

Tottenham Hotspur (-140)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Inter Milan

Napoli -2 (-145)

Napoli vs Red Star Belgrade

Yes and Over 2½ Goals (-142)

Paris SG vs Liverpool

 

UPDATE

The gallbladder make your pockets fatter play

Tottenham Full game 5U

Tottenham first half 5U 

UPDATE

The BIG one. El kidney 

Kidney play 

 

Liverpool vs PSG

 

Over 2.5 5U 

Over 3 5U 

Over 3.5 1U

BTTS 1U

BTTS And over 2.5 5U

Salah scores 1U +135

 

UPDATE

penalty awarded .5U +250

substitute scores .5u +350

 

UPDATE

Saints TT Under 17  1U

Cowboys over 2.5 3rd Q  1U

2nd half Under 27 -120  1U

 

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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Life after Correa may not be the worst thing. Composite image by Jack Brame.

Carlos Correa is having a damn good year. The Astros shortstop is hitting .285 with 24 homers, 87 RBI, 72 walks, .862 OPS, a 7.2 WAR, and a .981 fielding percentage. In any other year, those would be numbers worthy of being in the mix for AL MVP (if it weren't for that dastardly Shohei Otani). Correa is also in a contract year. He and the Astros were far enough apart that the season started and he's held true to not wanting to negotiate midseason.

The offers of six years for $120 million and five years for $125 million were both rejected by he and his camp. They're seeking something much longer and for more money on the annual average. With the team unwilling to meet those demands, it seems as if the team and the player are headed for a split.

Lots of Astros fans are not happy with the prospect of Correa leaving via free agency. Some think the team isn't doing enough and should pony up to bring him back. Some feel Correa should take what they're offering because it's a fair deal that'll allow the team to sign other players. Then, there's that small band of us that are totally okay with him leaving.

One of the main reasons I'm okay with him leaving is the players the team still has under control that are potential replacements. Aledmys Diaz and Pedro Leon are the first two guys that come to mind. Diaz is a 31-year-old vet who's stepped up when he's called upon. He can slide over to third and allow Alex Bregman to play shortstop. Leon is the team's 23-year-old hot prospect who signed as an outfielder that the team has been trying to turn into a shortstop. If Correa were to leave, he could instantly plug the hole Carlos would leave behind. Either of those options lead to my next point of being okay with Correa leaving which is to...

...allocate that money elsewhere. Whether it's signing a replacement (at short or third), or boosting the pitching staff, I'll be fine as long as it's money well spent. Signing a shortstop or third baseman would determine where Bregman would be playing. If said player takes significantly less than Correa and fills 70-80% of his offensive shoes, it'll be worth it. Others will have to step it up. If they find a deal on a top of the rotation starting pitcher, that would be ideal as well. As I stated a couple of weeks ago, this team has employed a six-man rotation, but doesn't have a true ace. Spending anywhere from $20-30 million a year on a top-notch pitcher to add to the staff would bolster this staff in more ways than one. It'll finally give them the ace they lack, plus it'll bump all the young talent (still under team control) down a peg creating depth and perhaps even creating bullpen depth.

The only way any of this works is if Correa isn't back. Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander's money comes off the books also. Freeing up that much payroll and not re-appropriating those resources to ensure this team stays in contention would be a first degree felony in sports court. I don't think Jim Crane wants that for this team. I for sure don't think James Click wants that as his legacy. Let's sit back and watch how the organization maneuvers this offseason and pray they get it right.


Editor's note: If you want to read the other side of the argument, check out Ken Hoffman's piece from Tuesday.

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