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Bookie busters: Plays for the weekend with a heavy focus on soccer

Ronaldo should score a goal this weekend. Photo courtesy of Nike, Inc.

Let's jump into a weekend primed for gambling with Playoff action and a few soccer bets I love. Come with me; I'll take you around the world!

Tuesday Champions League Semi-Finals 2nd leg

Real Madrid -Bayern Munich        1:45   PM

The highly anticipated grudge match, in which the away team will be looking to overcome a 2-1 home loss in the first leg. Having allowed two away goals, Bayern Munich knows the task at hand, and that will be to score quickly. I don't think they are capable of shutting down Madrid in the Bernabeu. Both teams will have chances with Real Madrid ultimately putting the nail in the coffin through counter attacks.

Both teams to score

Over 3

Scores in both halves

Ronaldo scores goal


Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder            Friday 9:35 PM

An elimination game, with the world watching, brings us everything we want out of a playoff NBA game. Now you would think teams in "have to" win situation would go out and win but the truth is in the last five years teams facing elimination are 53-71 straight-up and 58-64 (47.5percent) ATS. Sometimes the added pressure of needing to win doesn't relate to better play. Utah set the pace at home; the 6 point spread might be a little too much so I'll go with the under.

Jazz games went under the total 52.3 percent of games during the season, while at home the number skyrocketed to 60.5 percent.

Under 207


Friday 4:50 AM

Melbourne City vs. Newcastle Jets

Newcastle has scored 10 goals in the past 5 matches but also has allowed 12.

Over 3


Saturday 11:30 AM

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Stuttgart

Leverkusen last three over. Visitors last 3 road games over total 2.5

Over  3


Sunday  10:30 AM

Plays Of The Weekend

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

United has scored 2+ goals in 8 of last 9 games in English competitions. Arsenal 23 goals in the last 8 matches also scoring 2+ in 9 of the last 10 matches.

Over 2.5

Both teams to score


Saturday 7 PM

Minnesota vs. Houston Dynamo

Minnesota's last two matches have seen a combined nine goals, Not a good trend hosting the league's top 5 scoring team. The only problem is the Dynamo defense has allowed 14 goals, landing them in bottom 10 in the MLS.

Both Teams to Score

Over 3


Sunday 2 PM

PSG vs. Guingamp

Guingamp have netted 13 goals in the last 6 matches; The home team is one of the highest scoring squads in European football. PSG has scored 15 goals in the last 5.

Over 3.5

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The Astros are adding to their offense in free agency. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

According to multiple reports, the Astros are finalizing a deal to sign former White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu to a free agent contract.

The 35-year-old first baseman finished last season hitting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBI, and a .824 OPS. Abreu provides plenty of pop, with five seasons with at least 30 homers in his career.

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This move most likely comes at the expense of Houston Astros first baseman and local favorite, Yuli Gurriel, who is also a free agent this offseason. On the other hand, the Astros had to upgrade at DH, and maybe Gurriel could still return to the team in a utility role or back at first base.

We'll update the details on Abreu's contract as the information becomes available.

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