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Bookie Busters: Weekend vibes

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Just when your heart started to develop a sense of emptiness as the confetti fell on Mahomes beautiful head of curls, you reminded yourself that the XFL was only a week out, and yes football would continue.

The opening weekend of games brings us 4 matchups on 3 different television networks giving fans opportunities to check out Vince McMahon's newly refined product. For the gambling fanatic, more action is never bad. For the fantasy fanatic, another league to dive into and search for diamonds in the rough.

DraftKings seems to agree and is offering a XFL $350K Kickoff Special with 100k going to first place.


We will attack soccer and hoops as always, play smart. There will be plenty of action. I'll list a few parlays over the weekend too.

New Plays

Coming soon

2/11 1241 CST

England league one

Peterborough vs Southend

Peterborough FH ML 3U

-1.5 3U

Game over 3. 3U

550 CST   2/10

Jazz / Mavs Over 217.5 3U MAX BOMB

Mavs TT over 108.5 1U


Timberwolves +9. If 8.5 buy the hook 2U


RADFORD @ WINTHROP over 141.5 2U



355

Renegades -6 Fh 2U XFL

337 CST

Parlay 1U

Grizzlies/Wiz FH over 117.5

ND/Clemson over 137.5

Renegades -6 FH XFL

2-9 336 CST

Notre Dame/Clemson

Over

137.5 3U

Previous Plays

AUSTIN PEAY @ TENNESSEE STATE Over 149 3U MAX BOMB

TEXAS TECH @ KANSAS (#3)2nd half over 72.5 3U MAX BOMB

Kansas TT over 38 3U MAX BOMB

618 CST

Minnesota U at Illinois Illinois -6 2U

For any questions or comments reach me @Jerryboknowz Twitter.

Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Josh Jordan on ESPN 97.5. We're on every Sunday from 10-noon, and we'll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling. Also, be sure to follow us @Moneyline975 on Twitter.

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The losing streak continues

Mariners get walk-off win over short-staffed Astros

Alex De Goti had an impressive debut. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

After a brutal homestand capped off by losing five players to the IL for health and safety protocols, the once 5-1 Astros brought their now 6-6 record to T-Mobile park in Seattle to try and right the ship. They'd have to do it with new and young players in the lineup using the "next man up" mentality to get some wins against the first-place Mariners.

Though the young bats would work themselves into a lead most of the night, Houston's bullpen wouldn't be able to hold the Mariners down, with Seattle ultimately walking things off in the ninth.

Final Score: Mariners 6, Astros 5

Astros' Record: 6-7, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Anthony Misiewicz (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Ryne Stanek (0-1)

After a quiet start, Houston gets three in the fifth

After cruising through the Astros through the first four innings, allowing only a walk over that span, Houston was able to put up a big inning against Yusei Kikuchi in the top of the fifth. Carlos Correa notched the first hit of the night, followed by a walk by Taylor Jones to put two on base.



That brought Alex De Goti, making his major-league debut, to the plate and, in his second career at-bat, would get his first hit and RBI, bringing in Correa from second on a single. A second run would come on the same play on a throwing error, then Chaz McCormick made it a three-run inning with an RBI-double, putting Houston out front 3-0.

Urquidy comes an out shy of a quality start

Meanwhile, Jose Urquidy was doing well through five innings. On track for a much-needed quality start, the Mariners would tag him in the bottom of the sixth, getting three-straight hits to bring in two runs to lead off the frame and leaving a runner on second base with no outs.

Urquidy would rebound to get the next two batters on strikeouts, but at 90 pitches and with a left-handed hitter up next, Dusty Baker would bring in lefty Brooks Raley to try and get out of the inning with the one-run lead intact. Raley would do his job, putting Uruidy's line final: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 90 P.

Teams trade two-run seventh innings

The young bats for Houston struck again in the top of the seventh, with Jones and De Goti leading it off with back-to-back singles before Jason Castro would load the bases with a walk. With two outs, Aledmys Diaz would push the lead back to three with a two-RBI single, making it 5-2.

With Raley out after facing his one batter, next out of Houston's bullpen was Bryan Abreu to help maintain Houston's lead. Instead, he would give up two runs on two hits and a walk while getting just two outs before Baker moved on to Blake Taylor, who would get the last out of the seventh with Houston hanging on to a one-run lead at 5-4.

Mariners get the walk-off win

Taylor remained in the game in the bottom of the eighth, and after getting an out, would allow a game-tying solo home run to Evan White before injuring himself trying to field an infield single. Ryne Stanek entered and finished off the eighth, sending the tie game to the ninth.

After Houston came up empty in the top half, Stanek remained in the game in the bottom of the ninth, attempting to force extras. Back-to-back walks ended Stanek's night, with the Astros hoping Ryan Pressly could bail them out. He couldn't, though, giving up the walk-off hit as the Mariners would take the opener, 6-5.

Up Next: Game two of this three-game set will start an hour earlier on Saturday, with first pitch at 8:10 PM Central. Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.08 ERA) will try to rebound from a poor start his last time out for the Astros, while the Mariners will hand the ball to Chris Flexen (1-0, 4.50 ERA).

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