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Bookie Busters midweek power plays

Messi and Barcelona are in action today. Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Bookie Busters started off hot and cooled down towards the back end. I really like the new system we have now with me updating plays on the articles. When football starts, it will be most useful with live and halftime wagers. For now, let's keep chasing angles.

Wed. 8/15 2 PM CST
UEFA Super Cup - Final

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

Atletico TT over 1 MAX -115  WINNER
BTTS MAX 5U-120    WINNER

Real Madrid has owned Atletico as of last going back to 2016/17 Champions league semis. I have a sneaky suspicion that Atletico scores a few times.

Wed. 8/15 11:15 AM CST

International Club

Boca vs Barcelona

Barca TT over 2.5   2U +115  WINNER

Wed 8/15    9 PM CST
MLS

Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC

Over 3 MAX  -155   LOSS

 

Europa

Leipzig vs Craiova

Leipzig -1 MAX 5U

Leipzig first half ML  2U

Over 2.5  1U

Midtjylland  vs New Saints

Over 3/3.5 Asian -105    2U

Hibernian vs Molde

Molde -1 2U

England

Sheffield/Sunderland   

Over 2.5    2U 

Parlay 1U

Leipzig -1

Botafogo -1

Molde ML

 

South America

Botafogo vs Nacional

Botafogo -1  MAX

Botafogo First Half  MAX

Over 2 MAX

Botafogo seemed like the better team the first match. They will be out for blood early, and I see them scoring 2-3. 

Tread at your own risk, pick and follow your favorite plays. I have Max confidence in all 3 

UPDATED  8/16 4:45 PM CST

Eagles/Pats

Over 42   1U

Steelers/Packers

over 43  1U

Packers First half -3 1U

 


Good Luck!



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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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