GAMBLING GUIDE

Jerry Bo: Bookie Busters ride the storm to the final

Four remain in the World Cup. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The table is reserved for only four, and over the next few days, we will find out who will play in the closing finale on Sunday.

Updated odds

France   +190
England +250
Belgium +255
Croatia  +450

Results

Uruguay/ France Under 2   1U PUSH
First-half draw   1U LOSS
France Advance 1U     WIN

Brazil/Belgium Both teams to score  -130 MAX 5U WIN
Over 2  -178 MAX  5U WIN
Over 2.5  +102 MAX 5U  WIN

Total corners over 9½     3U WIN
Philippe Coutinho scores a goal   +330 1U LOSS
Penalty kick awarded   YES +170 1U LOSS

Croatia Team Total over 1   PUSH
Croatia Advance 2U  WIN

Peoples Parlay   1U (4 spots leave 2 open)

France Advance   WIN
Brazil/Belgium BTTS     WIN
 

Ride the winning storm, into the final…..

All wagers are to win X amount of Units with the Max play being 5U
Over +16 Units won, on the quarters with the peoples parlay still open 2 spots.

MAX plays are 12-4-2 in this tournament: 75%

Belgium vs France

Belgium   +218  
France   + 152     PK (Draw no Bet)-133
Draw   + 226

Over
Under 2.5       -124

Advance
Belgium +118
France   - 128

England vs Croatia

Croatia  +263
England   +137
Draw +210
Over   2 -111
Under

Advance 
England  -157
Croatia   +142

Picks

Tuesday
Belgium/ France Both teams score MAX
Belgium Over TT 1 4U
France Over TT 1  4U
First-half draw 1U
Kylian Mbappe scores a goal    +240 1U
BEL/FRA total offsides in game over 2½   2U
Total Corner Kicks Over 9.5     4U
Penalty yes +160   1U

 

Wednesday
England/Croatia   Both teams score  MAX
England Advance    3U
Harry Kane scores    1U

 

 

Most Popular

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome

Listen Live

Rockets get another much-needed win. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.

The Houston Rockets went on a redemption tour by beating the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks. But the most pivotal win was against the Mavericks as the Rockets finally showed their true potential. John Wall finally made his return from his injury hiatus and played with a lot of energy. DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon combined for 61 points. It was great to see Stephan Silas crack a smile as he was able to beat his former team.

The Rockets clearly missed Wall during his eight-game absense. This season, the Rockets are a .500 team with Wall on the court. Wall is the Rockets' floor general that leads, constructs, and also pushes his teammates to become better.

Wall only played 21 minutes in the 133-108 win over the Mavericks but still had eight assists. Even though Wall only had 7 points, his presence was still felt by finding his teammates for open looks beyond the perimeter. Wall made sure Cousins and Gordon got a plethora of touches. He called multiple actions, so they got open looks from three, which was mainly Gordon. Gordon and Cousins' struggles have been similar but with Wall on the court, they were successful against the Mavericks. According to NBA Stats, Wall posted a 111 offensive rating with the starters versus the Mavericks, which included Gordon and Cousins.

"He's the engine to this team. He gets everybody going. He makes the game easy," Cousins told a reporter after the game. "The pressure that he constantly puts on the defense is a tough thing to deal with."

Gordon has struggled all season long with three-point shooting and relied on his slashing abilities. Saturday night, Gordon made six three pointers against the Mavericks, which was 66 percent from beyond the perimeter. Gordon increased his three-point percentage from 31 percent to 34.5 percent after Saturday night's game. Gordon's 33 points came from being able to attack the entire Mavericks' defense. Willy Cauley-Stein didn't stand a chance against Gordon as he was burned multiple times. Gordon's been a lifesaver for the Rockets in the last two games, and hopefully he maintains his play.

Cousins played fantastic against the Mavericks scoring 28 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. This is Cousins' first double-double with the Rockets this season. Cousins became the vintage player from the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings. It was extremely fun watching Cousins push the ball up the court and aggressively snatch rebounds. Boogie shot 50 percent from behind the arc by making four three-pointers. He was dominant inside the paint as Cousins went 7/8 from the restricted area versus the Mavericks. This was the game Cousins needed after having a poor performance against the Pistons Friday night.

"It was really, really good. He did it all. He's a physical presence on both ends of the floor," as Silas said on Cousins' performance.

David Nwaba and Mason Jones were big factors off the Rockets' bench by having a combined total of 34 points together. Nwaba has been great in transition for the Rockets the entire season. Keep in mind that Nwaba is returning from an Achilles injury he suffered with his former team, the Brooklyn Nets. Nwaba has became a great defender, slasher, and is averaging a career-high nine points per game with the Rockets. He finished with 18 points on Saturday night versus the Mavericks.

Mason Jones has become a fan favorite of the Rockets because of his confidence. Silas is loving the usage of Jones off the bench but wants to find more minutes for him. Jones had a breakout performance versus the San Antonio Spurs with 24 points off 66 percent shooting from the field. He continues to get better with his reads from the point guard position. Jones' knowledge of running the offense has helped his efficiency on the court. He is never afraid to take clutch shots in pivotal moments of the game.

"To have a young kid who can come in and not be afraid of the moment, that's big. That's a tough position to be in as an undrafted rookie. I trust him. It's a good problem to have," Silas mentioned after the game. "He's showing me he's ready. He's a confident kid, and he should be. That's why he's good. He's not afraid of the moment, at all. He can get us organized, run plays, and score the basketball."

Hopefully, the Rockets can sustain their level of play when Victor Oladipo returns against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday. It will be interesting to watch Oladipo and Wall play in the same backcourt.

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome