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Bookie Busters: Looking to extend an epic 14-0 win streak

Bookie busters keeps making you money. Jay K. Stark

An Epic run was what we were hoping to sustain, magic is what we've created.

14 straight wins. A 43-12 Run (78%)

Our latest edition of Bookie Busters was able to clear the board, let's see how we did;

6-0

Atletico -118  WIN

Atletico to nil +138   WIN

Antoine Griezmann to score   WIN

Match Result and Both Teams to Score

Madrid and No   +150 WIN

Rockets vs. Warriors Game 2

Rockets -1 WIN

Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights - Game 3

Vegas-140 Moneyline WIN

"Little Joe never once gave it away

Everybody had to pay and pay

A hustle here and a hustle there

New York City is the place where they said:

Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side

I said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side."

Walk with me...

Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad

What's at stake? Not much from a competitive standpoint with Barcelona holding a 12 point lead in La Liga. Another blow to the match will be the fact that Barcelona no longer are chasing the undefeated record for the season after falling to Levante 5-4. How much will this team put forward in the last match of the season?

The Pick

The Venue; Camp Nou, and in front of 99,354 enthusiasts, the atmosphere will be  filled with festivities. With nothing to lose from this match, I expect the home side to put on a show in front of their fans. With the World Cup in sight, I don't think many players will be taking chances on tackles and play somewhat loosely on the defensive side. Bank on Barca to keep this match open, in an event that is being treated as a trophy ceremony from the start.

Match result and both teams to Score

Barca / yes

Half Time / Full Time

Barca/ Barca

Luis Suarez to score a goal

Rockets vs. Warriors Game 3

Houston's performance in Game 2 leaves this series somewhat in question, or at least that’s what the Red Rowdies are hoping for.

In the Rocket's two regular season wins vs. the Warriors, pace played key, and Houston played at a pace of 103.99. Game 2, many experts are saying that the Rockets stuck to their guns and ran the ISO offense that led them to 65 wins.

While I do I agree, it was the pace that they played at, and playing late in shot clocks that led to their downfall in the series opener. Game 2 saw them get into their offense earlier into the shot clock and saw them push the pace to 102.88. The final stats are comparable to those of Game 1 as far as the efficiency in ISO situations, but it was the ambition to attack the defense aggressively and beat their man early, conclusively leading to the extra pass and an open shot. They still played Isolation ball, only they chose to run it to the chest of the Golden State defenders keeping them on the backfoot and having to switch over to help. The extra pass served to be lethal and Houston's role players shined.

The Pick

The Rockets tasted what slowing the game down too much can do when you're not ultra efficient that game on offense. When playing a team like the Warriors, you have to be cohesive on the defensive side and close out the shooters. Game 2 the quicker gameplan worked as planned and the results were fantastic for Houston, I just don't know if they can share the same success in Golden State Sunday. At home, the Warriors are averaging 114.2 points this postseason, while the Rockets allowed 113.2 points in their losses this regular season. Add in the pace the Rockets found success in and the Warriors Team Total all of a sudden has value.

Warriors Team Total Over 116

Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern First Half

Bayern Team Total Over 2.5

Cavaliers vs Celtics Game 3

Over 205

Not too much more I like from a betting perspective, don’t force plays!

I’ll be participating in a 100k guarantee poker tournament this weekend. I’ll have an article about MTT tournaments and how to approach them. Also, some hand breakdowns from the tournament.

For any questions or comments reach me @JerryBoKnowz on Twitter.


 

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The Astros suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Yankees Thursday. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

After an impressive two-game sweep of the NL-best Mets at home earlier in the week, the Astros took to the road to begin a four-game series with the league-best Yankees on Thursday night. To little surprise, the series started with a bang (no, not a trash can bang) in more ways than one, confirming that this series should be a must-watch this weekend.

New York's comeback proves no lead will be safe

Right from the get-go, the loud Yankee Stadium faithful had their chance to rain boos down on Jose Altuve before showing some pleasure as he led off the series by being hit by a pitch. They were quickly, though only temporarily, quieted as Altuve would come in to score two batters later on a three-run blast by Alex Bregman.

Three-run homers seemed to be a theme, as New York would get one of their own to tie the game off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton to tie the game, then Yordan Alvarez continued his dominant June by pushing the Astros back in front by three with another three-run bomb in the third, making it 6-3. That lead held through to the bottom of the ninth, where instead of holding it, Ryan Pressly issued two walks to set up the fourth homer of the game to tie things again before Aaron Judge would get a walk-off single to complete the impressive comeback.

Not only will we get to sit back and watch the slug-fest between Yordan and Judge this weekend, but it looks like with Alex Bregman swinging well again to round out the top of Houston's order, the Astros may be getting closer to their full power. So far in June, these two teams sit third and fourth in on-base percentage, with the Astros at .351 and the Yankees right behind at .350. That means we should continue to see scoring opportunities on both sides that can tilt momentum one way or the other as these lineups try to battle against the opposing pitcher.

How will the aces fare

Verlander vs. Judge, and Cole vs. Alvarez, need I say more? Although we won't see Justin Verlander go up against Gerrit Cole in the same game in this series (they should go head to head next Thursday, however), they will pitch on back-to-back days, with Houston's ace going Friday night and New York's on Saturday afternoon. Verlander is coming off his worst start of the year, a three and two-thirds inning outing where the White Sox put up seven runs, four earned, against him and knocked him out early to give him his third loss and increased his ERA from 1.94 to 2.30.

The last time he faced the Yankees was in the Bronx in the 2019 playoffs, in ALCS Game 5, where he went seven frames while allowing four runs, all on two homers in the first inning, which is all New York needed to grab the 4-1 victory to make it a 3-2 Houston lead in the series, which the Astros would go on to clinch in Game 6. So, with the double dose of bad taste in his mouth, it will be interesting to see if he can use that as the fuel to get back to the phenomenal form he's had this year or if the Yankees try to jump on him early like they did nearly three years ago.

Cole, meanwhile, is fresh off of two quality starts in a row against the Rays, where he allowed just one run on six hits with nineteen strikeouts over 13.1 innings of work. He's had his share of strife this season, though, including a seven-run shelling by the Twins earlier this month, along with a start in April where he couldn't make it through two innings against the Tigers. He's had success against his former club, most notably a complete-game shutout in Houston last July with twelve K's and holding the Astros to just three hits.

If the series opener was any indication, we are in for the treat of a playoff-caliber matchup, if not a potential ALCS preview that we may see in October. The Yankees showed why they have the best record and are the hottest team in baseball on Thursday night, but the Astros were only a good outing from their closer away from having a relatively lopsided win. The rivalry is real; the competition is close, and we get to enjoy the show.

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