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Bookie Busters: Midweek angles

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Another day, another dollar, is the phrase we should make out motto. We made it through the holiday weekend and now we look to catch some mid week winners. With the NBA playoffs in full effect, we look for more angles and ways to cash tickets, while new guys can use this as a learning experience along the way.

Don't just press bets and move on, look into the results and see if your handicap ever came into play. Not all winners are the right side as with losers aren't always the wrong bet. Luck plays it's role...


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4/25 129 CST

PSV vs Willem II Over 3.5 15U MAX KIDNEY

Both teams score and over 2.5 8U

PSV TT over 2.5 10U


Pick your spots, 1U is not 1%. Lower unit sizing


UPDATE 237 CST

PSV -2.5 6U


UPDATE 816 CST

Nuggets 2nd H TT over 52 6U

2nd half over 104 6U









Manchester City at Manchester Utd Over 2.5 8U


UPDATE 218 CST

Spain Betis at Levante Over 3 8U add 3


UPDATE 615 CST

MINNESOTA UNITED VS LA GALAXY Over 3 10U. ...5U Over 3.5 if not 3 available

Both teams score and over 2.5 10U




Previous plays

Nets/Sixers FH over 113.5 3U

Warriors TT 3rd Q over 29.5 8U

UPDATE 554 CST

Argentina
INDEPENDIENTE VS ARGENTINOS JRS

INDEPENDIENTE TT over 1.5 15 U MAX
First half 3U

Game over 2.5 5U

Juventus TT over 1.5 5U

FH over 1 3UComing soon

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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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Houston's bats have a hot night

Astros clobber Rangers to win series opener

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After dropping two of three in Seattle, the Astros entered the regular season's final series still waiting to clinch their playoff berth. Luckily their matchup favored them, with four games against the 19-37 Rangers, which they have done well against in recent years. Here are highlights from the opener:

Final Score: Astros 12, Rangers 4.

Record: 29-28, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Lance Lynn (6-3, 3.32 ERA).

Astros put up 10 on Lynn 

Houston had no trouble getting acquainted with the Rangers' new stadium, jumping out to an early lead in the top of the first inning. After a lengthy at-bat against Lance Lynn, Jose Altuve reached on a one-out single, then scored from first on a two-out RBI-triple by Alex Bregman. They'd double their lead in the next at-bat on an error, making it 2-0.

They extended that lead even more in the next inning, getting back-to-back singles to start the inning to set up a big three-run dinger by George Springer to straightaway center-field to make it 5-0. Bregman added two more RBI to his night in the top of the fifth, capitalizing on a leadoff single by Michael Brantley by hitting a two-run homer to make it a 7-0 lead. Altuve would push the total to double-digits in the top of the sixth, lifting a three-run home run of his own to make it a 10- lead.

Javier with a decent start, bullpen closes out the win

Meanwhile, Cristian Javier was doing well on the mound against the Rangers. He allowed just three baserunners through the first five innings, a double in the first, a hit batter in the second, and a single in the fifth. He would falter a bit in the bottom of the sixth, allowing a leadoff single then a two-run homer, then later in the inning a sac fly, making it 10-3 before Houston would turn to their bullpen. Javier's final line: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 95 TP.

Luis Garcia would get the final out of the sixth then returned for the bottom of the seventh, allowing a leadoff double that would score on a two-out RBI-double, making it a six-run game before Garcia finished the frame. Brooks Raley was the next reliever and notched two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.

Josh Reddick gave Houston two more insurance runs, joining the home run barrage with a two-run homer in the top of the inning to make it 12-4 going to the bottom half. Brandon Bielak was given a low-leverage opportunity to throw in the bottom of the ninth. He erased a two-out double for a scoreless inning to wrap up the lopsided win, lowering Houston's magic number to 1.

Up Next: The second game of this four-game set between Houston and Texas will start Friday at 7:05 PM Central at Globe Life Field. The pitching battle will be Kyle Cody (1-1, 1.53 ERA) for the Rangers and Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.78 ERA) for the Astros.

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