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Bookie Busters: The grind

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If anyone ever tells you this game is easy, run the other way. It's a grind, and you probably heard that term used in gambling a few times by now.

But why grind?

You literally have to grind out wins and profits in this game. Take some, lose some, pick more spots, rinse and repeat. We've had our runs that got us over 300+ units for 2018. The weekend punched us, but we turned right around and started another streak.

Let's keep pushing towards a goal. This year is just getting started, Set a goal and reach it.

Previous Plays
NBA
Mavs vs Wolves

Over 222.5 1U +1

England

Leeds vs Derby

Over 2.5 -9

P.Mahomes rushing yards over 16½ 2U -2.4

T.Kelce pass receptions over 6½ Kidney +8

yards over 88.5 3U +3

Cowboys +4.5 -5.5U
Cowboys +8.5 8U MAX +8
TT over 3rd 3U +3
1 unit 10 Point Teaser -1

Colts +14.5

Cowboys+17

Under 59

Parlay 1U -1

Colts ML

Dallas+7

Under 50

Chargers+4

Saints TT over 30.5

Colts +4.5 3U -3.6

ML 3U -3

Zeke Rush TD 5U MAX +5

Gurley over 4 receptions 5U MAX -6

Man U vs Tottenham Over 2,5 8U MAX -9.5

BTTS and over 2.5 8 U MAX -8.8

Saints first Q TT over 6.5 5U MAX -6.5

Saints TT first half over 14.5 8U MAX -8.8

Saints Game TT over 30.5 8U MAX -8.8

Brees over 2 pass TD 10U MAX Prop of the season PUSH
Saints -2.5 8
Saints -2.5 +3
Pats -27.5 2U -2.2
Pats TT first half over +2
Game over 63.5 5U +5
Chargers-2.4
Man City first half -1 2U +2

KANSAS TT over 80.5 5U MAX -5.6
Texas vs. Kansas 2nd half over 75 2U +2
Australia

BRISBANE ROAR FC VS MELBOURNE VICTORY Over 3 3U MAX +3.2

Melbourne TT over 1.5 5U MAX +5

Melbourne 1U +1.2

Arkansas/Tenn

Over 150 3U +3

Buffalo -14 2U -2.2

TT over 86 2U +2

-29.9

The last article read +33.2U -29.9= +3.3

This doesn't include a lot of my wins from live bets as its hard to be on the same page. All those plays graded on my page on Twitter.

New Plays
England
Derby at Southampton
Over 2.5 1U


UPDATE 10:54 CST

Juventus -1 3U

UPDATE 11:15 CST

Juventus TT over 1.5 3U


UPDATE

Ronaldo Goal 1U


Update 133 CST

France

Saint Etienne vs Marseille

St E TT over 1.5 +115 2U

St E ML draw no bet 5U MAX

Over 2.5 1U

UPDATE

Saint Etienne +1 5U MAX


UPDATE

NCAA Hoops

Houston PK 3U


UPDATE 745 CST

NCAA Washington -9 -120 ( 9.5 Buy the hook) 3U T

eam total over 75 3U

For any questions or comments reach me @JerryBoKnowz Twitter.

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ROCKETS BEAT THUNDER

Rockets blast Thunder in home opener, 124-91

Rockets take care of business in home opener. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images.

The Houston Rockets had an impressive outing versus the Oklahoma City Thunder after an embarrassing loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night. They took care of business at home on Friday night, which was a surprising blowout. The Rockets didn't have to worry about Karl-Anthony Towns screaming at Alperen Sengun or Anthony Edwards telling Coach Silas to call a timeout. Instead, they took their frustrations out on the Thunder (another younger core).

"We responded and bounced back from that game 1," Silas said. "I wouldn't say it was taking anything out. It was just learning and applying to what you learn and that's going to be us this year. Applying to what you learn and getting better and having some games like we had the other day. Veteran teams have some games when they don't play as well they want."

Christian Wood led the way, as he controlled the paint on all aspects with rebounding and putbacks. He played an incredible game after having a poor performance versus the Timberwolves. Silas showed complete trust in allowing Wood to open sets, as he walked the ball down the court several times, and in transition too. Wood became aggressive on the perimeter with open shooting and tough shots, and long strides towards the rim. He finished the night with 31 points and 13 rebounds off 66 percent shooting from the field.

The young core for the Thunder had a tough night defending Wood from every aspect. Hopefully, he keeps this play up. Silas loved the space that was created throughout the game for Wood, which included the help from Eric Gordon, as he continued to play better. Wood continues to develop underneath the Silas umbrella. He had a great feel for off-the-dribble shooting a few times. Wood becomes more dangerous when space is created on the court.

"It allows me to show what I can do. It allows the floor to be open and I can create for other guys and create for myself," Wood said.

As Gordon continues to impress, his teammate Kevin Porter Jr was amazed with his performance.

Gordon looked marvelous inside and outside of the paint, as it looked like a time ripple. The younger guards of the Thunder had a tough time staying in front of Gordon. His size and strength gave the Thunder a huge problem. Gordon is shooting the ball better too, as he is shooting the three-ball at 70 percent this season. Although it's a small sample size, Gordon is trying to overcome his shooting struggles from last year. Gordon finished with 22 points on 66 percent shooting versus the Thunder.

"EG is the biggest part of this squad," Porter said. He comes in and just scores. We need somebody off the bench to do that. He is our guy when me and J come out, it's EG time and he knows that, and comes in aggressive. So much energy on the bench, and we need that every night from him if we want a chance to win."

As I recently mentioned Porter, his facilitation did look better versus the Thunder than the Timberwolves. Porter had nine turnovers in his first game but managed to have two Friday night. He made great slip passes and found open teammates in the open corner. Porter forced a good number of passes versus the Timberwolves but looked more relaxed Friday night. The hardest position in the NBA is the point guard position, but Silas will not allow Porter to fail. Instead of nine turnovers, Porter dished out nine assists. Silas said:

"Bounce back right, going from nine turnovers to nine assists… I think he had two turnovers tonight, which is great. He is making plays for his teammates, and he was really focused."

Porter's shiftiness and creative ability allowed his teammates to get open looks near the rim. He had 18 points because of his step-back threes and first step going towards the basket. Thankfully, Porter is a great ball handler, which confuses defenders on different spots on the court. It's almost like watching a ballerina skate on ice in the Olympics. Hopefully, his confidence continues to get better throughout the year. Porter shot the three-ball at 50 percent tonight. Efficiency is key for Porter this year.

"I'm just trying to let the game slow down," Porter said. "I had a lot of turnovers last game and I just wanted to piggyback and learn from them and learn from some of my forced passes and reads. And sometimes I still force it a little bit. My guys hate that, and sometimes I'm still passive and I'm working on that. When to pass and score and bounce it out, and tonight I felt like I did a good job of that."

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