Betting Weekly: Liga MX

Liga MX betting picks for Matchday 8, including Tigres UANL v Santos and more!

August 11, 2022 BetRivers Network
Betting Weekly: Liga MX
Liga MX betting picks for Matchday 8, including Tigres UANL v Santos and more!
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Get your Liga MX betting picks for the 2022 Apertura Tournament. Matchday 8 betting includes Tigres UANL vSantos and León vMazatlán. FC Join Cooper Cox and Ryan "RJ" Guertin as they break down the betting odds on Betting Weekly: Liga MX!

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bet rivers network


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hello and welcome in everybody to


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betting weekly the liga mx podcast i'm


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cooper and my co-host next to me is rj


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as always


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and this show is brought to you in


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association with bet rivers your


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hometown sportsbook


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uh we're ready to get into it we're


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excited to be back we're coming off a


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perfect


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uh well


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an undefeated week i would say one win


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one push


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which uh we're happy with that we'll


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we'll take that every single week if we


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can get it


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um if we if we can


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you know win one and push one every week


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we're gonna be making a lot of money so


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uh but yeah excited to be here how you


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doing rj


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i'm doing well cooper yeah like you said


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profit is profit uh we've been doing


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really well with with the champions


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league and


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you know with the league mx season now


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coming into uh


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you know week week day eight or match


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day eight uh we're starting to get a


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better handle on on you know how teams


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are performing who's consistent who's


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not and uh i think it's only going to


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come to uh to benefit us here


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so i'm looking forward to it yeah we're


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about 40 of the way through this uh this


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league of mx season


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um so we're we're starting to feel like


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you know we're seeing the board a little


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a little more


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clearly i would say


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um a little bit less craziness going on


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uh the last couple of weeks which has


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been nice


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kind of starting to see some results


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that that uh that we're expecting i


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guess you could say


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um


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but yeah it's uh last week was probably


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should have been 2-0 but you know again


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we'll


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we'll take it you know a push is not the


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end of the world


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um


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but uh


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yeah um if you want to start us off with


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your play go ahead get into it


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yeah i'll kick us off so just like the


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last couple weeks or at least last week


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here i'm going with one play this


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weekend it's going to be on sunday at 10


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05 p.m eastern time i'm looking at


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tigris versus santos laguna


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i'm looking at over 2.5 here at -120


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and


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one of the reasons so so tigress is uh


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is going to be missing a key defender in


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this match jesus sangulo uh got a red


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card um early


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early last week


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and and he's going to be out uh which


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he's one of their key defenders uh back


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there


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and antigras


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is in my opinion gonna bring bring sort


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of an all-out attack and and the reason


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why i feel like they need to is


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you know they're coming off their first


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first loss in


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five matches the first law since since


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the week one


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and santos laguna is just high flying


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right now um they've handled business


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last weekend against cruz azul


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winning four nothing


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they have a youngster by the name of


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eduardo agueri


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he's been logging a lot of minutes uh


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over the last three matches his minutes


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have been increasing


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and i expect him to you know he's


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locking up a place in that lineup up top


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and and i expect him to uh to be a


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factor in this match he ended up scoring


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last last match against um


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uh last weekend as well so


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uh the the match that they've they


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played last week they logged 17 shots


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nine of those are on net this is santos


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aguna now 17 shots


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nine on that that's that's pretty


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efficient especially in league mx that


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was good to see


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and tigers like i said is coming off


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their first law law since opening match


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day having won five straight prior to


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that so


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you know their their matches to be


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truthful though um tigris that is their


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matches have been low scoring


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and


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you know looking at the numbers or


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looking at the the recent score lines


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only one of those has seen over 2.5


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goals to start this season


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but because


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they lost last week which is their first


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loss in five matches they come back home


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they're facing santo saguna who's in in


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pretty pretty nice form right now four


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nothing win against uh cruz azul


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and they won the prior week against


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atlas who's kind of struggling at the


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moment but they're not a bad team they


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just they just don't have things figured


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out at the moment so


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i expect both teams to score here


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uh and as i said with santos in an


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improving


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consistent form over the last few


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matches tiger's hungry after a loss in


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my opinion this has the making of of a


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few goals


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yeah and i i think you kind of hit the


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nail on the head with the motivation


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factor going into this one because that


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has been a question mark for so many of


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these matches for us when we're looking


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at the at the league mx board we're


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going is this king is this team going to


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come out and be motivated are they going


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to come out and play and and that's been


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kind of um up in the air for a lot of


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these matches unfortunately early in the


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season


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um you know it's it's it's been a little


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bit drab i guess


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around the league as far as the effort


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level and


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um so i do think that that's an


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important thing to consider


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when you're trying to handicap um a


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match in mexico at the moment um i also


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was looking at um santos laguna's last


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match you know four-nothing


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win at home against cruz azul which is


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impressive really good you you love a


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team you know being confident uh in


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their attack


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um if you're targeting an over um but


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you mentioned angulo being out for


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tigris defensively yes


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well alan cervantes is santos laguna's


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stud central holding midfielder um and


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he got hurt last match and it's


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questionable whether he will be able to


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return for this match if he's out


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that's even better because then you get


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two two key defensive players


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potentially out


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for this match


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um


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you know this is at two and a half i


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told you before the show i i like this


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spot because


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um i think santos lagoona should be


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confident and and let it rip um and


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tigris is fully capable of carrying this


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carrying this total i'm not saying they


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will score three goals by themselves but


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but tigress is definitely capable of it


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so yeah good good spot here i i i


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did think


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when these two teams i saw these two


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teams matched up i thought two and a


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half


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um


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was


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a good price because


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you know we're we're interested in that


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over obviously but i do think it's also


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telling it's only it's one of the only


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totals on the board in mexico that's not


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2.25


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right yeah and that was something i


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looked at i tried to


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find some lower totals that that were


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intriguing but none of them were to be


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honest i think one of the matches is


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juarez versus pachuca and that's like


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over two yeah


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didn't didn't look very intriguing um


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you know with a deeper dive so yeah in


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my opinion this is the the best total on


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the board as you know i don't like


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taking unders unless i have like good


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statistics to to base that on yeah um


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and nobody wants to root for a boring


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match at least in my opinion so um let's


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see some goals here absolutely


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absolutely looking forward to this one


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um also you know got a little extra skin


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in the game with this one since we did


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send out santos laguna


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uh


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as a future at like 20


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to 1 or something pre-match i said if


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there was one team that could be a dark


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horse that's a long shot you know santos


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laguna does have some pedigree and


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they're well coached and


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they have good depth you know so i could


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see that team getting hot and


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potentially making a run at least to the


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point where you might have a hedge


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opportunity so


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um but yeah great great look there


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looking to keep the winds rolling in


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league mx


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i will get to my play which is going to


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be i'm going back to my


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uh


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i can't officially call them a wagon


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because


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there have been mixed results with this


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team but they have been pretty good to


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me this season


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um i'm gonna go with club leon first


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half team total over a half


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and that's at -132


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they're going to be at home here against


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mazatlan


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so


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club leone coming off a one to five loss


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at monterey which obviously that's not a


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great score line but


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this club leone team is a lot different


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at home than they are on the road and


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also everybody's getting their butt


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kicked by monterey at the moment so


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they seem to be kind of the class of the


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league


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playing up there in the heat monterey is


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not an easy place to play


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um and that that was evident uh you know


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going by this score line and some of the


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game that i was able to watch


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this is uh this is leon's fourth home


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match here um


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and uh you know this leon team their


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fourth and expected goals um their lead


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their leading scorer is um lucas diorio


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the the league mx newcomer from the


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chilean league from everton del mar


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we've talked about him a little bit he's


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really tall he's really fast


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he kind of makes this attack go


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for leone


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and they're averaging over two goals a


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game at home this year so again like


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being home is is a big deal for this


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leon team


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you look at their home score lines three


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to three versus pumas with a red card


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three to two


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last week versus club america that game


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got wild


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um obviously club america one of the


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most prestigious teams in the league and


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one of the most talented defensive teams


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in the league uh regardless of their


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current


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uh standing on the table


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but um and then they had kind of a dud


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they lost one to nil versus toluca but


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they had two red cards in that game so


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red cards have been weird this year not


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just for the league but for leon


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uh they've had four red cards in their


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last six so hopefully they've gotten all


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their red cards out of the way and the


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refs are done abusing this leone team um


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but one can only hope yeah absolutely i


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mean just absolutely exhausted with the


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red cards but


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um no suspensions for this leone team so


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they'll have a clean bill of health no


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suspensions


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um and again


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to kind of circle back here


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you know the clear edge is they're


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playing at home which is great um they


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always come out of the


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very often they come out out of the


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gates with you know with some some


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motivation with some fire


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and then the second edge for me is


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their opponent


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uh mazatlan is


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just dreadful i mean i mean they're


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clearly


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one of the worst teams in the league um


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this is a team that relied on their


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defense last year to


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sneak into the playoffs


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and they didn't add any add any big guys


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in the attack it's kind of the same team


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the team they look they still look tired


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from last year it's like


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when when you play


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defense first constantly all the time


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those guys they want to be rewarded and


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and mazatlan didn't add anybody in the


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attack in their attack so


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they just kind of seem out of balance


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there 18th out of 18th


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tied for kerataro and expected goals


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allowed in league mx


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so


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um you know it's not just me saying that


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but the analytics agree with me that


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um this team is tired or they're just


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not gelling at this point


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they look really bad so to go on the


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road here against leone


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um


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i could definitely see leon opening up


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the scoring in the first half


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yeah i agree with you as we talked about


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i like


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very i like a lot of uh


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plays in this match right but but in in


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lieu of trying not to have all of our


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eggs in one basket so to speak yeah


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i i stayed away but honestly i like


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minus uh 0.75 and angie asian


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handicapping for


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leon i like over one in the first half


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at minus 128


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and um i actually like the total but


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i think but you know


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i like your look i like your look


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because i i agree i think they're going


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to come out uh mazatlan's going to get


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caught in their heels or on the road


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they're just they're dreadful and i


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could see leon taking taking a


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one-nothing lead into the half


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very easily so right like i said i like


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a lot in this play but i certainly like


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your your look as well yeah and and also


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kind of to piggyback off what we were


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talking about with your play this is a


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spot that i wanted to target a team that


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i felt like


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was going to be motivated um leon's


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almost always motivated at home


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this is an opportunity an opportunity


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for them to bounce back after that loss


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on the road


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uh versus monterey


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and then um


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also mazatlan like they haven't really


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played


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any real


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um


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you know powerful squads on the road


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this year they haven't played monterey


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yet they haven't played taluka yet they


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haven't played club america yet


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they really haven't played anybody the


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best team they played on the road this


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year was pachuca


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uh


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yeah and pachuca still hasn't woken up


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this year so


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uh not really the same pachuca squad


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that we saw last year make that run


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but


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uh anyway so yeah uh two more plays for


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you guys uh this week and um hopefully


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we can keep the wins going like rj


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mentioned we're on an 8-1 heater in


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champions league we will be back


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hopefully have that


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show posted


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by the weekend this week if we if we can


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get it recorded early for you guys we


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will try to get a little more air time


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on that one


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but really having a good time right now


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doing the shows we appreciate everybody


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and uh rj you have anything else


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no no i'm ready to go cooper looking


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forward to the weekend here uh i like


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that we're slimming down um you know


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we're not we're not we never will force


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plays uh especially early in the season


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i like one play each um that could


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change but right now it's working so uh


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we we should just stick with it and i'm


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looking forward to the weekend here


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me too absolutely okay well i appreciate


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everybody tuning in and we'll see you


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next week thanks guys