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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Steelers hit the road to battle the Saints, the Broncos take on the Niners in England, and the World Series stages Game 4 in Texas.
Colliding on the gridiron . . .
The Saints will be looking to bounce back from an ugly loss on Sunday night when they play host to the Steelers to cap off a day of action around the National Football League. New Orleans (4-3 SU, 1-6 ATS) was beaten 30-17 at home by lowly Cleveland last week, as Drew Brees went 37 of 56 for 356 yards and two touchdowns through the air but was picked off four times. Pittsburgh (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) edged Miami 23-22 on the road last week, with Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 302 yards and a pair of scores. Oddsmakers have the Saints as 1-point favorites for Sunday, with the total pegged at 44.
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Rounding out the NFL’s Week 8 slate for Sunday: Buffalo at Kansas City (-7.5), Carolina at St. Louis (-3), Washington at Detroit (-2.5), Green Bay at the Jets (-6), Miami at Cincinnati (-1.5), Jacksonville at Dallas (-6.5), Tennessee at San Diego (-3.5), Tampa Bay at Arizona (-3), Minnesota at New England (-5), Seattle at Oakland (-2.5), and Denver vs. San Francisco (-1). The Broncos (2-5 SU, 2-5 ATS) and Niners (1-6 SU, 3-4 ATS) will be playing at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with both teams looking to turn around brutal starts to the season. Denver was crushed 59-14 at home by Oakland last week, while San Francisco is coming off a 23-20 loss in Carolina.
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As well, there’s one game on the Canadian Football League schedule for Sunday, with Saskatchewan at British Columbia. The Roughriders (9-7 SU, 8-8 ATS) are listed as 3.5-point road ‘dogs against the Lions (6-10 SU, 6-10 ATS), with the game’s total at 53.5.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
Texas hosts San Francisco in Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night, with the Rangers’ Tommy Hunter (0-1, 6.14 ERA in the playoffs) matching up against the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner (1-0, 3.55 ERA in the playoffs) on the hill. Righthander Hunter pitched just once against the Yankees during the ALCS, getting knocked around for three runs on five hits over his 3 1-3 innings of work, while fanning five batters. Lefthander Bumgarner made one start and one relief appearance against the Phillies during the NLCS, surrendering three runs on nine hits in 6 2-3 innings in those contests.
Tipping off on the hardwood . . .
The NBA offers up four games for Sunday, with Dallas at the Clippers, Utah at Oklahoma City, Golden State at the Lakers, and Miami at New Jersey. The Nets won their second straight game to open the season on Friday night, getting past Sacramento 106-100 at home. Brook Lopez led the way with 29 points for New Jersey in that contest, while Devin Harris was good for 21 points and 10 assists. The Heat have also won two games in a row, knocking off the rival Magic 96-70 at home on Friday night. Dwyane Wade poured in 26 points for Miami in that contest, while LeBron James was good for 15 points and seven assists. Chris Bosh picked up 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Roaring around the track . . .
Finally, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup continues on Sunday afternoon with the Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Kevin Harvick is listed as the oddsmakers’ 6/1 race favorite for the weekend, with Tony Stewart (7/1) and Kyle Busch (8/1) behind him on that list. Jamie McMurray, who won this event last season, is pegged at 9/1 odds to return to Victory Lane on Sunday, with Denny Hamlin at 12/1, and Jimmie Johnson back at 15/1. Johnson leads Hamlin by six points in the current driver standings, while Harvick (who won at Talladega in April) is 62 points back in third place.