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Bookie Busters midweek edition soccer plays

Alberth Elis will be in the MLS All-Star game, which is a play today. Photo by Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Sometimes, weekends turn magical and you go on incredible runs. Over Saturday and Sundays plays, we ran out +35 units while only risking 5U as our MAX plays. All plays found @Jerryboknowz.

Speaking of MAX plays, let's touch on some things. When we mention the word MAX, by no means am I insinuating dump out the account or max it out. We use the word for people who don't like to flat bet and like to step out of the box some. If you're a long-term gambler sticking to a unit system (or percentage) is vital to sustaining a bankroll.

Now, Let's be honest, some of the systems out there suggest never betting more than 1% of your bankroll. So to do that properly, if you had a $1000 bankroll, you are only making $10 wagers. Over time, this can suit you well, but for the novice bettor, moving the needle $10 at a time isn't exactly exciting.

So when I reference the word MAX, it's for those that choose to step out some and want the confidence behind the given picks I give out. If I'm extremely confident, that I'll tag it just that. If Im not overly confident but have a strong lean, a 1U play is what you will see.

Plays

Wednesday

International Champions Cup
Arsenal vs Chelsea

Over 2.5    3U -150

Copa Sudamericana
Botafogo RJ at Nacional Asuncion

Over 2 +115   1U

MLS All star game
MLS All stars vs Juventus

Over 3      3U

Thursday

Peru primera
Unión Comercio vs Comerciantes Unidos

Unión Comercio  ML 3U

2 MAX PLAYS PENDING !!!!! Kick off Thursday

For any question or comments reach me @Jerryboknowz on Twitter


 

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Houston is falling down the rankings

Tigers pound Odorizzi, Astros with homers as Houston drops fourth in a row

The Astros have not looked great in their last four games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

After watching their hot start of 6-1 cool down to a 6-4 record with three straight losses, the Astros returned to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night, looking to do a better job at home against a beatable Tigers team.

Recent games' woes would continue, though, with Houston's pitching getting blasted by the opposing offense and their own bats primarily quiet.

Final Score: Tigers 8, Astros 2

Astros' Record: 6-5, tied for second in AL West

Winning Pitcher: Matthew Boyd (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi (0-1)

Astros score first, then Tigers unload on Odorizzi

Houston looked to have something brewing in the bottom of the second, with three singles in the first four batters of the inning, the third an RBI-single by Myles Straw to put the Astros in front 1-0. However, Matthew Boyd would limit the damage, getting back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

After two easy innings for Jake Odorizzi in his regular-season debut for his new team, he would allow a game-tying solo homer to Akil Baddoo, his fourth of the year, in the top of the third. Detroit struck again in the top of the fourth, getting a leadoff double to set up a two-run go-ahead home run to jump ahead 3-1.

They didn't stop there, getting another two-run bomb later in the same inning; a frame that would take Odorizzi 31 pitches to get only one out before Houston would bring in Bryan Abreu to get the last two outs. Odorizzi's final line in his debut: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 HR, 0 BB, 4 K, 80 P.


Detroit continues home run parade, Houston loses fourth in a row

Abreu would hope to do what Luis Garcia did the night before, eat up as many innings as possible after a poor outing from Houston's starter. The Tigers would get yet another two-run homer, though, in the top of the fifth, extending their lead to 7-1, with all seven runs coming over a three-inning span. For good measure, they'd knock one more out with two outs in the top of the ninth, making it 8-1.

As far as Houston at the plate, other than their string of hits to bring in a run earlier in the second, they were getting nothing done against Boyd, who would go six and two-thirds innings. Detroit's bullpen would finish things off, despite an all-too-late sac fly by the Astros in the bottom of the ninth, with Houston dropping their fourth-straight game and continuing to lose ground in the division.

Up Next: The finale of this three-game set with Detroit will be an hour earlier on Wednesday, getting underway at 6:10 PM Central. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will try to maintain his perfect record and improve upon his two five-inning one-run starts for the Astros, going opposite of Michael Fulmer (0-0, 2.57 ERA) for the Tigers.

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