Sunday, September 27, 2009

Betting Odds Headlines: Dover AAA 400, NFL Spread, Tim Tebow Head Injury,Tour Championship Golf

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The NFL stages its Week 3 contests. Get every Week 3 NFL spread pick needed to beat the sportsbooks.

The Yankees and BoSox finish their set, and the drivers of NASCAR take to the track. Kenny Perry has a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods in the Tour Championship. The golf odds has a Sunday morning line of Perry 15/8 and Woods still the favorite it 2/3.

Jimmy Johnson is the favorite to win the Dover AAA 400.

Colliding on the gridiron . . .

There’s just one game between unbeaten teams on the NFL’s schedule for Sunday, and that’s
San Francisco at Minnesota. The 49ers (2-0 straight-up, 2-0 against-the-spread) kept their perfect record intact last time out by beating Seattle 23-10. Frank Gore ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns in that contest. The Vikings (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) got 155 passing yards and two TD strikes from Brett Favre last week in their 27-13 win over Detroit. The oddsmakers have the Vikings as 6-5-point home favorites for Sunday, with the game’s total at 40 points.

The other 1:00pm ET games for Sunday are Cleveland at Baltimore (-13), Washington (-6.5) at Detroit, Jacksonville at Houston (-3.5), Kansas City at Philadelphia, Green Bay (-6.5) at St. Louis, the Giants (-6.5) at Tampa Bay, Tennessee at the Jets (-3), and Atlanta at New England (-4). The Falcons (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) will be trying to hand the Patriots (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) a second straight defeat. Tom Brady and company were beaten 16-9 by the Jets last week.

The late-afternoon games for Sunday has New Orleans (-6) at Buffalo, Chicago (-2) at Seattle, Pittsburgh (-4) at Cincinnati, Denver (-1.5) at Oakland, and Miami at San Diego (-5.5). The primetime matchup is then Indianapolis at Arizona (-2.5). The Colts (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) got past the Dolphins 27-23 last week, with Peyton Manning throwing for 303 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Cardinals (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) rolled to a 31-17 road win over the Jaguars in their last game.


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Vatali Klitschko beat Cris Arreola to retain his heavyweight boxing title….Tim Tebow, the Florida Gators QB spend the night in the hospital with a possible concussion. Florida has a bye week next week before taking on LSU.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The Red Sox and Yankees conclude their series on Sunday afternoon, with Paul Byrd (1-2, 6.04 ERA) taking on Andy Pettitte (13-7, 4.15 ERA). Righthander Byrd will be looking to bounce back from a loss to the Royals last time out in which he gave up five runs over 6 2-3 innings of work. Lefthander Pettitte (sore shoulder)  returned to action against the Angels on Monday but took the loss, allowing three runs over his six innings of work. The Yankees are 7-3 in Pettitte’s last 10 outings.

Also on the AL schedule for Sunday: Baltimore at Cleveland, Seattle at Toronto, Detroit at the White Sox, Minnesota at Kansas City, Tampa Bay at Texas, and Oakland at the Angels. The NL slate: the Mets at Florida, the Dodgers at Pittsburgh, Atlanta at Washington, Philadelphia at Milwaukee, Cincinnati at Houston, the Cubs at San Francisco, San Diego at Arizona, and St. Louis at Colorado. Kyle Lohse (6-8, 4.81 ERA) is slated to start for the Cardinals in that contest, while the Rockies will counter with Jorge De La Rosa (15-9, 4.42 ERA). See the MLB odds for a complete breakdown.  

Roaring around the track . . .

The second race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup goes on Sunday afternoon, with the drivers taking the track at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400. Mark Martin took the checkered flag in the Chase opener in New Hampshire last weekend, with Denny Hamlin and Juan Montoya finishing second and third in that event. Jimmie Johnson won the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover back in May, and he’s just behind Tony Stewart (12/5) at 5/2 odds to drive to the championship this season. Jeff Gordon (9/2) and Martin (5/1) trail the leaders on that odds list.

As well, Formula 1 will stage the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, with Rubens Barrichello looking to make it back-to-back victories. The Brawn-Mercedes driver won the Italian Grand Prix last time out, and he also finished first in the European Grand Prix back on August 23. Still, the Brazilian trails teammate Jenson Button 80-66 in the drivers championship as the season enters its final stretch. Fernando Alonso won the Singapore Grand Prix last year; Button ended up 9th. Get the full motor sports odds.


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