Bet Jamaica Daily Preview — Daily Sports Roundup: September 19

by Dirty on September 19, 2009

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The No. 1 Gators take on the Volunteers, the Longhorns face the Red Raiders, and the Angels continue their series in Texas.

Colliding on the gridiron . . .

Top-ranked Florida will be looking to pound visiting Tennessee on Saturday afternoon to highlight the day’s college football action. Tim Tebow and company won a laugher against Troy last week, with the QB tossing four touchdown strikes in the 56-6 home win. The Vols, meanwhile, lost 19-15 to UCLA last time out, with QB Jonathan Crompton getting picked off three times. The oddsmakers have Florida pegged as a 30-point favorite, with the matchup’s total at 53 points.

There’s also one ranked matchup on the slate for Saturday, with No. 19 Nebraska at No. 13 Virginia Tech. The Cornhuskers ran their season record to 2-0 last time out with an easy 38-9 win over Arkansas State. The Hokies squared off their record at 1-1 by thumping Marshall 52-10 last week. Oddsmakers have Virginia Tech as a 5-point favorite for Saturday, with the total set at 49.5 points.

No. 2 Texas (-17.5) hosts Texas Tech on Saturday, while No. 3 Southern Cal (-19.5) is at Washington. As well, it’ll be North Texas at No. 4 Alabama (-39.5), Temple at No. 5 Penn State (-30), SE Louisiana at No. 5 Mississippi (no line), Florida State at No. 7 BYU (-8), No. 8 California (-13.5) at Minnesota, and Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 9 LSU (-26.5). As well, No. 11 Ohio State will try to get back on the winning track at Toledo; they’re 20.5-point favorites in the game.

There’s also a single Canadian Football League matchup on Saturday, with Toronto at British Columbia. The Lions are 7.5-point home faves for that contest.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

Jered Weaver (15-6, 3.85 ERA) will take on Scott Feldman (16-5, 3.65 ERA) on Saturday night as the Angels continue their series in Texas. Righthander Weaver is coming off a loss to the Yankees (five runs over 7 1-3 innings), but he did manage to beat the Rangers back on August 8. Righthander Feldman was beaten by the Athletics last time out, surrendering six runs over his 6 1-3 innings of work. Feldman picked up a victory versus Los Angeles in his start of August 7.

Also on the American League slate for Saturday: Cleveland at Oakland, Detroit at Minnesota, Kansas City at the White Sox, Boston at Baltimore, Toronto at Tampa Bay, and the Yankees at Seattle. CC Sabathia (17-7, 3.42 ERA) will get the start for New York, while the M’s will turn to Doug Fister (2-2, 3.53 ERA) in that game.

Over in the National League on Saturday it’s Brad Penny (3-0, 1.64 ERA in the NL) vs. Jon Garland (10-11, 4.19 ERA) in the Giants/Dodgers matchup, and Ryan Dempster (10-8, 3.84 ERA) vs. Chris Carpenter (16-4, 2.45 ERA) in the Cubs/Cardinals contest. Rounding out the day: San Diego at Pittsburgh, Washington at the Mets, Houston at Milwaukee, Florida at Cincinnati, Colorado at Arizona, and Philadelphia at Atlanta, with Pedro Martinez (5-0, 2.87 ERA) on tap for the Phillies. Javier Vazquez (13-9, 3.01) will take the mound for Atlanta.

Tipping off on the hardwood  . . .

Finally, the WNBA playoffs continue on Saturday, with Washington at Indiana and San Antonio at Phoenix. The Fever beat the Mystics 88-79 in the opening game of that first-round series on Thursday night, with Tamika Catchings pouring in a game-high 26 points for Indiana. Meanwhile, the Silver Stars beat the Mercury 92-91 in the first game of their best-of-three set on Thursday night. Sophia Young led the way with 24 points for San Antonio in that opening victory.

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