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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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Game One Is Pivotal For Both Teams

ALWC Game 1 Preview: Astros vs. Twins

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It might not have been pretty, and may not have met pre-season expectations, especially with all the injuries and headwinds along the way. Yet, the Astros' regular-season was enough to get them into the playoffs, and as we are likely to find out with this aptly-named Wild Card Round, all it takes is a ticket to the dance.

A losing record at the end of the first 60 is now a thing of the past. Everyone starts 0-0, needing to take two of three against their opponent to move forward into the Divisional Series. Here's a quick breakdown and some facts about Houston's first game against the Minnesota Twins:

Game Facts

When: Tuesday, 1:00 PM Central

Where: Target Field - Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV: ABC

Streaming: ESPN App

Pitching Matchup: Zack Greinke vs. Kenta Maeda

Series: Tied 0-0.

Series Schedule

Date & Time (Central) Location Pitching Matchup
Game 1 Tue 9/29, 1:00 PM Target Field, Minneapolis Greinke vs. Maeda
Game 2 Wed 9/30, 12:00 PM Target Field, Minneapolis TBD vs. Berrios+
Game 3* Thu 10/1, TBD Target Field, Minneapolis TBD vs. Pineda+

* If necessary.
+ Projected starters.

Game Storylines

Did Houston pack their postseason bats?

Over the last three years, the Astros have started the playoffs with wins in their first game, and it may be in part due to one key component: scoring first via home runs. In 2017, it was an Alex Bregman solo homer off of Chris Sale in the first inning to start the scoring against the Red Sox. In 2018, it was Bregman again, this time a solo shot in the fourth off of Corey Kluber of the Indians. In 2019, it was Jose Altuve with a two-run bomb against Tyler Glasnow as they'd go on to take game one against the Rays.

Can they make it four straight years? If so, they'll have to do it against another formidable pitcher in Kenta Maeda, who allowed just nine home runs in his eleven regular-season starts, only two of which were at Target Field. Also, those three games mentioned earlier were at Minute Maid Park, where the Astros had the support of their home crowd, along with the comfort of their own stadium. This year, they'll start on the road, and in the now-normal audience of cardboard cutouts. Having said that, if they can get their signature score-starting home run in the top of the first by one of their key bats, that could very well set the momentum in their favor to upset the Twins.

Which Greinke will we see?

On September 3rd, Zack Greinke went six innings while allowing three runs to the Rangers, still coming away with a win to improve him to 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA. That was his eighth start of the season, two of which he went six or more innings without allowing a single run, including an eight-inning gem at home against the Rockies.

In his final four starts after that, Greinke went 0-3 with a 6.53 ERA over that span, allowing four, five, three, and three earned runs, respectively, and unable to go more than six innings in any of them. That finished his year at 3-3 with a 4.03 ERA, not exactly riding a high into the postseason. So, can he hit the reset button and deal as he did in the early parts of the season? Or, will the Twins, who own the sixth-most homers as a team in 2020, find a wrinkle against him early that they can exploit? The answer to that, along with what run support his offense provides him, will be one of the game's deciding factors.

I don't need to tell anyone the obvious here; in a best-of-three series, taking the first game will be pivotal for both sides. Winning the first game and only needing one more is a tremendously more advantageous position to be in, instead of needing to win two straight to advance. It sets up for an entertaining series and set of matchups across the league. Get your popcorn ready.

Be sure to check SportsMap after the final out for an in-depth recap of the game, and follow me on Twitter for updates and reactions throughout each playoff game: @ChrisCampise

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