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Bookie Busters: Wild Card money

Bookie Busters: Wild Card money
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For a football fan, this weekend looks to be one of the most interesting periods during a football season. For a gambler, you look to capitalize off market inefficiencies or public overreaction. There are some great spots and player props to dig into. Make sure to not over-bet, the playoffs are just getting started.

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1/5 710

Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns 1st Q over 57.5 5U MAX

9 cst 

Titans /Pats

2nd half over 23.5 5U MAX
Titans TT over 10 5U MAX

Previous Plays

NCAAF

Navy vs Kansas St
Navy -2.5 3U MAX
TT over 24.5 3U MAX

12.31

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NCAAF

KENTUCKY @ VIRGINIA TECH Live over 53.5 3U MAX

12/31 1120

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS @ INDIANA PACERS

FH over 103.5 3U MAX

76ers TT over 106.5 5U MAX

12/31

NCAAB

Georgia Tech at Florida State Fl st TT FH over 34.5 2U

Niners/Hawks

Over 47 5U MAX bomb

Niners TT over 23.5 5U MAX

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Extremely positive Yordan Alvarez update from Astros opens door for landmark year

It's a new year for the Houston Astros as they return to action for their first game of the spring against the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Every season we see some adjustments to the roster which means we also see some changes in leadership. As Astros fans, we're all aware of Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker's contract situations. Breggy could be gone after the season, and Tucker could follow one year later.

Which means it's pretty clear who the leaders of the team will be for the foreseeable future. Not only are these guys two of the best players on the club, but they're also under contract for several more years. In Altuve's case, through the 2029 season. For Yordan, he won't sniff free agency until 2029.

While these guys aren't your typical vocal leaders, they are both highly respected and lead by example. Leadership is something that's front of mind for Yordan this season, according to The Athletic's Chandler Rome.

Another way to be a leader is to do everything you can to be available for your team. Alvarez changed his diet in the offseason hoping it will help him stay healthy this year.

Manager Joe Espada said Alvarez is fully healthy and he plans on playing him earlier than normal this spring.

Currently, Yordan is trending down in games played for three straight seasons. But he's such a great player that he needs fewer games to put up massive numbers.

He finished 3rd in MVP voting in 2022, and he only played in 135 games out of a possible 162.

So with that in mind, how many games does Yordan need to play this year to win an MVP?

Plus, who's going to protect him in the lineup? With new manager Joe Espada in place, it's hard to know what the lineup will look like.

One thing we do know, Espada immediately named Josh Hader his closer when spring training began. He also told the media that he wants Jeremy Pena to know where he's going to hit every day when he comes to the ballpark.

Espada values players knowing their roles, and getting comfortable in their routines. Something very different from last season when manager Dusty Baker moved Pena all over the lineup throughout the season.

So what does all this mean for Yordan?

Be sure to watch the video above as we break it all down!

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