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Texans need a miracle from God to cover against Patriots

The Texans will need a big effort from Deshaun Watson. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! Huge weekend finishing 3-1 with one of those wins being our first 2 unit play of the year. I very rarely play anything over 2 units. Maybe one or two times all season we will have something worth 3 units- but it does not happen very often.

Fast recap:

3 Team 10 point teaser- it was never close. Win
Baltimore +2
Oakland -3.5
Denver +12.5

Baltimore/Clevland Under 39- Win. The Browns suck.

USC/Texas Over 67- Scoring exploded there for a second. I thought we would see more of that all game. Big props to Texas
and the effort they displayed on defense. Something about Tom Herman and big games. Loss

Texas Tech /Arizona State Over 76- Tech has scored over 50 points in 11 of their last 14 home games. Is that any good?
I said it could get into the 100’s. We got close- landed on 97. That was a big play and our first 2 unit Win of the year.

YTD Record (6-7) (-$60) Stay the course. Winning keeps the haters away.

3 team 10 point teaser– Risking $60 to win $50
Pats -3.5 Hahahahaha. Some things never change
Saints +15.5 Expect a big effort from the Saints to avoid 0-3. I know they struggle outside of a dome- but I like this spot.
Oklahoma State -2.5 Everyone’s favorite play this week is TCU. Last week everyone loved Pitt. How did that work out?

Risking $55 to win $50

Michigan State +4 vs Notre Dame- Michigan State is coming off a bye and Notre Dame is playing in back to back road games. I think Michigan State can win outright. Give me 4 points at home.

Oregon/Arizona State Over 75– Last year they combined for 89 points. Arizona State is one of the worst defensive teams in the nation. Should be a track meet. I will never shy away from high overs.

I will add one more Friday night- still looking at 5 different games.

Hit me up on Twitter if you have any questions @jayoff288

Side note: Still seeing flood victims out here in East Texas who have lost everything. Keep these people in your thoughts/prayers whatever you want. It is heart breaking to watch people cry telling you their stories. Most people have returned to their normal lives, but some of these people will never be the same. Donate what you can, even if all you have is time.

UPDATE: ADDED GAME 1:30 CST

Toledo +13.5 at Miami- I have no idea what this Miami team is- but I do know they should not be laying 13/14 points to a Toledo team is ranked 10th in the Nation in Total Offense and is 14-2 ATS in their last 16 road games. Miami has only played one game all year. Toledo isn’t scared. When they cover. Send a tweet to @delv2 telling him how much you love Toledo.

Looked hard at Air Force (good spot), Georgia (line makes no sense and begs you to take MSU), and the Kansas/WV Over (that over number got away from us and I should have played it at 68 the other day, but I thought it might go down). Last thought- it has been a while since I have seen so many 3 point spreads in the NFL. Buckle up, because that usually means trouble.

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Originally appeared on houstonsportsandstuff.com.

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Houston now focused on postseason

Altuve and Correa homer, Astros drop final regular-season game

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With no playoff impact at stake if the Astros won or lost the game, Houston took Sunday's final regular-season game as a chance to get their lineup a few more at-bats before shifting focus to Tuesday's first game of the post-season. Here is a quick recap of the game against the Rangers:

Final Score: Rangers 8, Astros 4.

Record: 29-31, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Wes Benjamin (2-1, 4.84 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Chase De Jong (0-1, 14.73 ERA).

Houston's main bats get a final tune-up

Knowing they'd only have a couple of at-bats to work with, some of Houston's big bats took advantage, starting with Jose Altuve. He crushed a pitch in the top of the first, a solo homer to put the Astros in front 1-0. After the Rangers tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second, Altuve started the third with a walk before moving to third base on a Michael Brantley single, which improved Brantley's season average to .300.

Aledmys Diaz would pick up the RBI on a groundout to score Altuve, putting Houston back in front 2-1. In Correa's last at-bat in the top of the fourth, he extended the lead to 3-1 with a solo home run of his own.

Rangers hand Astros a loss to end the regular season

After getting the early run against Chase De Jong, the Rangers would put together a big inning against him in the fourth. After two one-out singles, Rougned Odor would give Texas their first lead of the day on a three-run homer to make it 4-3.

De Jong would continue to struggle in the inning, getting just one more out while loading the bases, prompting a move to the bullpen to bring in Nivaldo Rodriguez to try and eat up more innings. The Rangers greeted him with a two-RBI single to extend their lead to 6-3 before ending the fourth. Odor would hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, a solo shot to make it a four-run lead at 7-3.

Rodriguez allowed another run in the bottom of the seventh, making it 8-3. Diaz, who drove in a run earlier, would account for another RBI in the top of the eighth, getting Houston's third solo homer of the day. That would make it an 8-4 game, which would go final as the Rangers would win the regular season's last game.

Up Next: Houston's first game of the playoffs will be on Tuesday, with the start time and opponent TBD while the rest of today's games wrap up, and the schedule is announced. Regardless, the Astros are expected to begin that best-of-three series with Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA).

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