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What a time to be alive! Bowl games, NFL playoffs, and Soccer is rolling. The action is everywhere. This weekend, the objective is to win a big bag of cash. Play smart, find angles and have fun!!

Motivation will start playing a critical factor in the last few weeks in the NFL and the bowl games. Be careful when picking spots and make sure the team you back actually cares.

Last Article Plays
Nets vs. 76ers over 221.5 1U +1
Lyon/ Shak Both teams soccer and over 2.5. 3U -135-2.6

Over 3 +105 1U -1

First half over 1 -170 1U -1.7

Ronaldo -.25

Juventus -1 -154 POD -7

Juventus first half ML -110 1U -1.1
Parlay -1
Parlay 1U Juventus -1
Man city over 3.5
Bayern Ajax over 3
KC Chiefs TT Over 13.5 +1

-12.9 The last article read 278.1 278.1-12.9= +265.2U
Let's get back to our winning ways

New Plays
Germany

Nurnberg vs. Wolfsburg

Over 3 1U

UPDATE 340 CST

NBA

Thunder/Nuggets

Over 218.5

UPDATE 4 CST

NFL

Texans turnovers committed +.5 -140


UPDATE Shatterday

HOFFENHEIM VS BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH

BTTS and over 2.5

Over 3.5

UPDATE

Dortmund over 3

West ham over 2.5

UPDATE

Texans TT over 24 MAX 5U

UPDATE

Lineup 12/15 only slate


Watson

Miller

Lindsay

Hopkins

D. Thomas

Sutton

Njoku

T Patrick

Texans


UPDATE 318 CST

MAX BOMB TEASER 5U 7 point

Texans pk

Browns +10 (9.5 at some spots)

UPDATE 506 CST

Texans -2.5 2nd half 2U

UPDATE 703 CST

J Landry over 4.5 receptions MAX 3U


UPDATE

P Lindsay over 76.5 rushing yards 2U

TD 2U



Browns first Q +.5 5U MAX

UPDATE

NJoku TD 1U +200

Browns +3 bomb 5U10 point teaser 5U

Pitt/NE Over 44.5

Packers bears Over 36.5

Rams -3


7 point tease 3U

Vikings -2

Ravens -2.5


UPDATE 1126 CST

Colts-3 5U BOMB

10 point teaser 5U

Pitt/NE Over 44.5

Packers bears Over 36.5

Rams -3


7 point tease 3U

Vikings -2

Ravens -2.5

UPDATE


Brady

Mixon

Gallup

Edelman

Moncrief

ebron

J Samuels

Jags


UPDATE

Parlay ML 1U

Ravens

Rams

Colts

Falcons

Patriots

Liverpool ML

Saints


UPDATE 221 CST

Teaser 10 point 5U

Steelers +12.5

Over 45.5

Rams -3

UPDATE 433 CST

Sea/SF

2nd half over 23 -120 5U


UPDATE 654

Rams TT first half over 16.5 5U

over 32 game 5U


UPDATE 712

Z.Ertz scores a receiving TD 1U


UPDATE 853

Rams -6.5 2nd half


UPDATE 626 CST

Saints TT over 28 5U

UPDATE 644 CST

M Thomas Over 6.5 rec 1U


UPDATE

Borussia Monchengladbach Half Time 5U


UPDATE

Club World Cup

River Plate -1 5U MAX

TT over 2 5U MAX

Game over 2.5 MAX

Pick what you can use

UPDATE

Dortmund +.5 5U

Game over 2.5 5U

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Slow to make big moves hasn't equaled a drop in potential for Texans

Texans are better despite slow free agency

The Texans are better today than when the season ended. It isn't a huge improvement, and there is room for far more improvement, but they're better.

Despite some people's frustration with the Texans not making moves they really haven't missed out on much, the draft is where they will truly improve, and people aren't remembering how good, or bad, they were last season.

Tyrann Mathieu is not $20 million better than Tashaun Gipson. I don't even believe Mathieu was the right type of safety for the Texans. He was a mismatch problem on bigger players, specifically tight ends where Gipson thrives. Mathieu was the third best safety on the team last season not playing as well as Kareem Jackson when he was at safety or the total body of Justin Reid who impressed in his rookie season. While the leadership aspect can't be denied, the Texans praised repeatedly the locker room personality Mathieu brought, the team doesn't lack for leaders.

Gipson has had more success in recent years statistically than Mathieu and plays a different style. You'll notice far less tackles and no sacks to Gipson's stat line. He will be asked to cover more than Mathieu was and his success in recent seasons shows he can do that well. He hasn't had to clean up a lot of messes in the Jaguars secondary, Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye held their own, his experience playing deep will hopefully help handle the lack of top talent at cornerback for the Texans.

Speaking of cornerback, if that is where Kareem Jackson was going to play for the Texans in 2019 then there is no loss whatsoever in seeing him leave. He was not good as a corner last year after a really solid start to the year as a safety. Bradley Roby is more physically gifted and took a prove-it deal to try to hit the market with more buzz than this year. I would have preferred Jackson sticking around as a safety but alas the Texans didn't seem to see his value there.

Wholesale changes on the offensive line did almost nothing to improve it last season so I am not sure why some fans and media have desired that again. Yes, they shouldn't have been outbid on Roger Saffold (Titans) by a division rival who has invested greatly in their offensive line. No, Trent Brown (Raiders) and his bloated contract wasn't the answer at left tackle. Matt Paradis is coming off a broken leg at the center spot though he would have been an upgrade at center.

It is clear help on the line is coming via the draft, a deep one along the line might I add. With three picks in the top two rounds there will be opportunities to find players to push Nick Martin, Senio Kelemete, and Julién Davenport and it isn't out of the question. Seantrell Henderson despite his new contract is pushed by a rookie as well. This is a fine plan as only Nick Martin was a top round pick of any of the Texans current offensive linemen.

Also, this team won 11 games last season. Don't let a disappointing playoff performance skew how this team played. Deshaun Watson is going to improve and that is the most important thing about this team. He won't take as many hits as he did last season with draft investment and improvement of players on the roster. The rookie tight ends have a year of seasoning under their belt. D'Onta Foreman and Keke Coutee should be healthy and eventually Will Fuller will return. The defense returns or has replaced key figures.

Acting like this is a team that had to spend money just because they had cap space isn't a smart way to look at this team. Typically a team sucks when they have this much cap space, the Texans didn't fall into that category. Is there still room for improvement? No doubt. There's also room to find multiple bargains, be a destination for a trade post-draft, and pay Clowney. Relax, this is a long offseason. The Texans are better today than last week.

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