GAMBLING GUIDE

Bookie busters remains an unstoppable force with another big week

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In the gambling world, many people aim to be just above 50% to be able to beat the vig and consider themselves winners, or at least not losers over time.

What we have established here with the Bookie Buster movement is incredible. Consistency! Now, last week saw us start sluggish, but I emphasize the ups and downs of the game, that's where you will find the keys to becoming a winner. Knowing how to take losses and minimizing the hurt and keeping a level head is something that you'll learn over time.

Have fun with it, learn, experiment. It's whatever gambling environment you create; it's your world, so you dictate the plot and ending.

LAST WEEK PLAYS

Tottenham vs. West Ham
West Ham PK  +109 5U MAX
Lakers-7 -120 5U MAX -5
Lakers TT over 120.5 2U  -2.2
James over 28.5 points 3U MAX  +3
J. Cook over 4.5 Receptions  -3U
76ers TT 3rd Q over 27.5 3U MAX   +3
Saturday Money truck
Liverpool/Arsenal
Liverpool TT over 1.5 MAX  -9
Over 3  MAX -3.9
Salah scores 1U  -1.2
Germany
Dortmund/Wolfsburg
Over 2,5 5U MAX  -5
Leipzig/ Berlin
Over 2.5 5U mAX+5
France
Lyon -1   3U MAX -4.2
NFL
C.McCaffrey pass receptions over 5½ 3U MAX -4
T.Kelce pass receptions over 5½ 3U MAX  +3
Kelce TD 1U  +1
Seahawks  ML -2
Steelers+3  +3
Miami/Jets Under 42   +2
NFL Halftime   1:35 PM CST
Jets/Mia
Under 21 2nd half 1U  +1
Bills TT under seven 3U  -3
Halftime   4:40 CST

HOU/DEN 2nd half over 23.5   2U -2
UPDATED 4:42 CST
Seahawks TT over 10.5 2nd half 2U -2
NO/LA
3rd Q over 13.5   3U MAX
J.Edelman receiving yards over 75½   5U MAX- 6.3
My Bookie prop of the Night
Brady over 20 fantasy points   5U MAX -5.9
Patriots over 13.5 2nd half TT    5U MAX of the Night
Zeke Over 92.5 rush yards 3U -3.9

MAX Titans TT Under 17 5U
Champions League  1:19 CST
PSG/Napoli BTTS and over 2.5 -145 5U MAX  -5.5
ATLÉTICO MADRID VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND
1st half over one 5U MAX PUSH

Peoples Parlay 1U -1
Atl/Dortmund BTTS
Barca BTTS
Napoli BTTS

UPDATE HALFTIME  2:50 CST
Tottenham ML DNB -180 5U MAX  +5
Game over 2.5  5U mAX +5


Other live added play
Tech/OU over 81.5 Live +2
OU TT 1st half O +3
Bama/LSU under f 1st U   +3
2nd H Uner +3
OU TT over game 46 +3
Cormier by sub +2
Vikings live TT O 27.5 -1
White first TD +2.5
Pats TT 2nd H O +5
Saints Live O 41.5 +5
Man City first half +5
Raptors first Q over 30.5 +5
NO TT over 25.5 +3
Texans +2
Pats TT over 30.5 +5
Panthers TT over 30.5   +5
OKC/NO Live over  -3.7
cowboys first half 6.5 -2.2
NO/OKC 3rd Q over +2

I tried to list everything, there are many live plays with the volume I release. Also, didn't list most of the NFL I released which was at least another +20 units with the parlay. Play smaller units if your bankroll is not sufficient enough to get in all the action. Remember the volume will be there so spread that out accordingly.

Last week read +206.8 +18.5U+ = 225.3

New Plays

Champions League   11/7

Juventus ML -150 2U

 

UPDATED   1:00 PM

Hoffenheim/ Lyon

BTTS and over 2.5  -175 5U MAX

Juventus TT over 1.5   5U MAX

 

Parlay 1U

Hoff/Lyon BTTS

Juventus TT over 1.5   

Halftime UPDATE    2:50 CST

Manchester City -3  -150   5U MAX

 

TNF

B. Roethlisberger TD passes over 2 5U MAX

J.Conner pass receptions over 4½ over 1U +120

J.Smith-Schuster pass receptions over 5½ 3U MAX

 

Steelers TT over 27.5 3U MAX

Steelers TT Over 6.5 first Q   1U

 

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One never knows how things will play out but of the known General Manager candidates, Jim Crane nailed it in hiring Dana Brown out of the Atlanta Braves' organization where he was Vice President of Scouting. The 55-year-old Brown's scouting and development pedigree is stellar. The Braves have been a talent-producing machine in recent years. Obviously all the credit isn't Brown's but his four years with the Braves preceded by a productive pipeline he was part of in Toronto speak highly of him. Not that it was or should have been the guiding principle to Crane's decision-making, but the Astros now have the only African-American General Manager in Major League Baseball (Ken Williams is Executive Vice President of the Chicago White Sox).

Brad Ausmus is a super-smart guy, but if had he gotten the GM gig it would have been in large part because he was teammate besties with Jeff Bagwell. While “It's not what you know it's who you know” plays a role in many, many hires, it would have been a poor rationale for tabbing Ausmus. Maybe Ausmus would have done a great job. Maybe Brown does a lousy job. Brown was the much more strongly credentialed candidate. While Bagwell has moved way up Crane's confidante list, Brown played college baseball with Craig Biggio at Seton Hall.

Speaking of Halls…

If I could tell you as absolute fact that exactly two members of the 2023 Houston Astros will someday make the Baseball Hall of Fame, who are you picking? Jose Altuve isn’t a lock just yet but he is obvious pick number one. So for the second spot are you going with Alex Bregman or Yordan Alvarez? We’ll get back to this a couple of paragraphs down.

As was basically a given, former Astro (and Phillie, Met, Red Sox, and Brave) Billy Wagner was not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week, but as I suggested last week the voting returns were very favorable toward Wagner making the Hall next year, or if not next year in his final year of eligibility on the Baseball Writers Association ballot for the Class of 2025. “Wags” in the Class of ’24 is looking good. Wagner jumped from 51 percent to 68 percent “put him in” votes. The only guy this year to get the necessary 75 percent for election is worthy third baseman Scott Rolen. Two years ago Rolen got 53 percent of the votes needed, last year 63 percent, before getting the call to Cooperstown with 76.5 percent this year. Wagner going from 51 to 68 to 75-plus looks likely. Of course it’s not as if Wagner can pad his case with a good 2023 season, but this is how the process works. The other ballot returnee well positioned to make it next year is former Colorado first baseman Todd Helton. Unlike this year there’s a sure-fire first time ballot guy going in next year. Third baseman Adrian Beltre will undoubtedly wear a Texas Rangers cap on his plaque.

As expected Carlos Beltran didn’t come close to election in his first year of eligibility, but drawing 46 percent of the votes sets him up well to eventually get the Cooperstown call. Beltran was a fabulous player and his Hall credentials are solid. However, no one reasonable would argue that Carlos Beltran was as good or better than Barry Bonds. In his first year of eligibility back in 2013 Bonds garnered 36 percent of the vote. There has been some turnover in the voter pool over the last decade, but it's clear that Beltran’s central role in the Astros’ sign stealing scheme was not held against him to the extent that PED use (actual and/or suspected) was held against Bonds and Roger Clemens. And Alex Rodriguez. And Sammy Sosa. And Manny Ramirez. And others. Foremost right now that’s encouraging for Beltran, but it’s also encouraging down the line for fellow Astros of 2017-18.

What does this mean for Jose Altuve?

If Jose Altuve retired today (perish the thought!) he’d have a good case for the Hall. He had superstar seasons in 2016, 2017, and 2022, and has five other seasons that while not in the realm of his three best certainly rate as excellent. If you judge a player by his five best seasons, there aren’t 10 second basemen in the history of the sport who’d rank ahead of Altuve. Among those who clearly would: Joe Morgan, Rogers Hornsby, Eddie Collins, and Nap Lajoie. Among those four only Morgan played more recently than 1937. Then there’s a group of arguable guys like Jackie Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, and yes Craig Biggio. Altuve has had the prime of a Hall of Famer. What sort of final numbers will he accrue? In late May or early June he should reach the 2000 hit plateau. How many more prime years does Altuve have left before inevitable decline? His career batting average is .307. Four years ago it was .316. Will Altuve retire a .300 hitter?

Bregman or Alvarez? Bregman gets extra points for being an everyday third baseman as opposed to a left fielder-designated hitter, but by age alone Yordan is the better play. Bregman turns 29 on opening day this year. Yordan doesn’t turn 26 until late June. When Bregman was 25 (2019 season) he put up a season more valuable than Alvarez’s tremendous 2022. In the three years since Bregman hasn’t approached that level, though his big second half last season could be a springboard back to that stratosphere. Yordan is in that stratosphere and figures to stay there for a while if his health holds up.

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