OT in the NFL, Oregon jumps LSU, MLB Diamond Dust, Hamlin in New Hampshire, Snedecker wins East Lake + Free Plays for Monday, September 24, 2012

Jets, Chiefs, Titans win in OT, the Saints drop to 0-3

The NFL remains unpredictable and the dogs keep barking. Sunday in the NFL the dogs went 10-3-1 with the under cashing in at 9-5. For the week, the dogs are 10-4-1 and the under 10-5. Home teams didn’t fare as well this week going 7-8 through Sunday as opposed to last week’s lights out 14-2. It could have been a lot worse for the homies had it not been for two final play kicks by Oakland and Baltimore and the Lions OT brain cramp.

Overtime was the name of the game in the early games with the Jets/Miami, Detroit/Tennessee, and Kansas City/New Orleans all needing extra time. The Jets dodged a bullet when the Miami missed what would have been a winning 41-yard FG. The Flyboys connected for three on the following possession. Detroit scored two touchdowns in the final 18seconds to force their overtime then bypassed a chip shot tying FG in the extra stanza to go on fourth-and-one and got stuffed. Kansas City dropped the Saints to 0-3 in notching their first win of the season. Jamaal Charles ran wild gaining 233 yards on 33 carries for the Chiefs.

In the Sunday night feature, the Ravens downed the Pats 31-30 on a 27-yard field goal on the game’s final play. Torry Smith had 6 catches for 127 yards and two touchdown for the Ravens less than 24 hours after his brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. The Pats led 13-0 and 31-21 heading into the fourth quarter but could not hold on squandering a 28-41 335 night from Tom Brady.

In tonight’s MNF action, the 1-1 Packers travel to Seattle to face the 1-1 Seahawks. The Game opened and has remained at Green Bay -3.5 while a ton of under money has knocked the high/low down from 47.5 to 44 1/2. The teams haven’t met since ’09 when Green Bay won 48-10 at Lambeau Field. The Packers have split their last four trip here. Green Bay has had an extra four days to prepare while Seahawk backup QB Matt Flynn was signed from Green Bay over the summer and should be able to help gameplan every aspect of the Packers game.

Oregon leapfrogs LSU in AP Top 25 poll

AP Top 25

RK Team W-L Points Prev Next Last

1 Alabama (59) 4-0 1499 1 Mississippi W40-7 Florida Atlantic
2 Oregon 4-0 1414 3 @Washington State W49-0 Arizona
3 LSU (1) 4-0 1346 2 Towson W12-10 at Auburn
4 Florida State 4-0 1340 4 @South Florida W49-37 Clemson
5 Georgia 4-0 1245 5 Tennessee W48-3 Vanderbilt
6 South Carolina 4-0 1147 7 @Kentucky W31-10 Missouri
7 Kansas State 4-0 1067 15 Kansas W24-19 at Oklahoma
8 Stanford 3-0 1055 9 @Washington W21-14 USC
9 West Virginia 3-0 1045 8 Baylor W31-21 Maryland
10 Notre Dame 4-0 1003 11 Miami (FL) W13-6 Michigan
11 Florida 4-0 864 14 LSU W38-0 Kentucky
12 Texas 3-0 856 12 @Oklahoma State W66-31 at Mississippi
13 USC 3-1 801 13 @Utah W27-9 California
14 Ohio State 4-0 633 16 @Michigan State W29-15 UAB
15 TCU 3-0 616 17 @Southern Methodist W27-7 Virginia
16 Oklahoma 2-1 611 6 @Texas Tech L19-24 Kansas State
17 Clemson 3-1 588 10 @Boston College L37-49 at Florida State
18 Oregon State 2-0 451 – @Arizona W27-20 at UCLA
19 Louisville 4-0 414 20 @Southern Miss W28-21 at Florida International
20 Michigan State 3-1 348 21 Ohio State W23-7 Eastern Michigan
21 Mississippi State 4-0 246 23 @Kentucky W30-10 South Alabama
22 Nebraska 3-1 179 25 Wisconsin W73-7 Idaho State
23 Rutgers 4-0 128 – Connecticut W35-26 at Arkansas
24 Boise State 2-1 114 24 @New Mexico W7-6 Brigham Young
25 Baylor 3-0 92 – @West Virginia W47-42 at Louisiana-Monroe

MLB Diamond Dust

MLB betting nuggets for Monday …. Estrada is 2-1 with a 1.75 ERA in his L4 starts for the Brewers. Jason Verlander has won his last two starts throwing 13 shutout innings. The Rangers Derek Holland is 2-0 with a 1.97 ERA over his last four starts. Houston’s Fernando Abad is 0-5 with a 6.97 ERA in his L5 starts. Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood is 0-2 with an 8.62 ERA in his L4 starts. Clevekland’s Zach McAllister is 0-4 with a 7.94 ERA in his L5 starts.

Milwaukee is 25-7 in their L32 games. The Cardinals and DBacks are both 6-1 in their L7 games. The Yankees are 9-2 in their L11. Pittsburg is 4-12 in their L16 games. Colorado is 2-16 in their L18 games. The White Sox have lost five straight scoring just eight runs.

The Over is 15-7-1 in Milwaukee’s L33 games. The Over is 12-2 in Colorado’s L14 games. The Over is 6-1 in Oakland’s L7 games. The Under is 22-11 in the Met’s L33 games. The Under is 7-3 in St Louis’ L19 games. The Under is 4-1 in Baltimore’s L5 games.

Snedecker wins Tour Championship and the Fed Ex Cup

Brandt Snedecker had to win the Tour Championship to win the Fed Ex Cup and it’s $10 million dollar bonus. Snedecker’s final round 68 (-10 for the tournament) was good enough for the double-dip, the Tour Championship and the Fed Ex Cup. The elite field of the best 30 left standing made it easy on the Tennessee native as he was the only player in the last five groups to break par. Justin Rose finished a distant three shots back. Tiger Woods finished T-8 at -2 for 72 holes, Phil Mickelson was T-15 at plus one.

Hamlin win at New Hampshire

Sunday, Denny Hamlin made good on his Twitter “guarantee” by winning the second leg of the Nascar “Chase” at New Hampshire. It was Hamlin’s fifth win of the year and the 100th for Joe Gibbs Racing. Jimmie Johnson finished second in the race and took over the points lead in the Nascar playoffs (The Chase) one point ahead of Brad Keselowski who finished sixth. Next up is AAA 40 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

The Brooklyn Nets unveil their new billion dollar home

A 60 second tour of The Barclay Center

Free Plays

(MLB) Milwaukee (Estrada)/Washington (Zimmerman) Under 8 -115 1:05 PM EST

(MLB) Arizona (Cahill) -155 over Colorado (Chatwood) 8:40 PM EST

(MLB) Detroit (Verlander) -1.5 -115 over Kansas City (Hocevar) 7:05 PM EST

(MLB) NY Yankees (Pettitte)/Minnesota (Hendriks) 8:10 PM EST