Daily Sports Roundup: October 11
October 11, 2010
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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The National League Division Series continue, while the Devils host the Pens, and Monday Night Football takes the field in New Jersey.
Colliding on the gridiron . . .
This week’s Monday Night Football matchup has Minnesota at the Jets, with the Vikings (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) looking to build on last week’s 24-10 home win over the Lions. Brett Favre threw for 201 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Vikings in that contest, while Adrian Peterson ran for 160 yards and two scores. The Jets (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) have won three straight games, getting past Buffalo 38-14 on the road last time out. Mark Sanchez threw for 161 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over the Bills, and LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 133 yards and two scores. Oddsmakers have the Jets pegged as 4-point home favorites for Monday night, with the total set at 38 points.
As well, there are two CFL games on the schedule on Monday for Thanksgiving Day up in Canada: Calgary at Montreal, and British Columbia at Winnipeg. The Alouettes (9-4 SU, 6-7 ATS) are 3.5-point home favorites in that first matchup against the Stampeders (10-3 SU, 9-4 ATS), with the total pegged at 58 points. The Bombers (3-10 SU, 7-6 ATS) are then 3.5-point favorites against the Lions (5-8 SU, 5-8 ATS), with that total set at 52.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
It’s Game 4 of the Giants/Braves NLDS in Atlanta on Monday night, with San Fran’s Madison Bumgarner (7-6, 3.00 ERA) expected to take on Atlanta’s Derek Lowe (0-1, 1.69 ERA in the playoffs). Lefthander Bumgarner won his last two starts of the regular season, holding the Diamondbacks and Cubs to one run on 14 hits over those 12 innings of work, while striking out 16 batters. Righthander Lowe lost Game 1 of this series despite giving up just one run on four hits over his 5 1-3 innings of work that day.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
Finally, there are seven games on the National Hockey League schedule for Monday, with the Rangers at the Islanders, Anaheim at St. Louis, Chicago at Buffalo, Colorado at Philadelphia, Ottawa at Washington, Florida at Vancouver, and Pittsburgh at New Jersey. The Penguins gave up two late goals to fall 3-2 to the Canadiens on Saturday night, while the Devils are coming off an ugly 7-2 road loss to the Capitals on Saturday.