Duchess of Cornwall becomes patron of The Silver Line Helpline

first_imgDuchess of Cornwall becomes patron of The Silver Line Helpline Photo: The Duchess of Cornwall by British Embassy Paris on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: Celebrity patron Royal Family Royal patronage helps boost awareness of charities (11 July 2017)Queen to step down as patron of 25 organisations (16 December 2016)Patron’s lunch celebrates Queen’s patronage of 600 charities (7 March 2016) Howard Lake | 17 July 2017 | Newscenter_img HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has marked her 70th birthday by agreeing to become Patron of The Silver Line Helpline. She is the first royal patron of the charity that was launched by Dame Esther Rantzen in November 2013 and which offers information, friendship and advice to older people across the UK.Dame Esther said she was thrilled at the news. She commented: “The Duchess has an understanding and empathy for older people who are so often forgotten and undervalued in today’s busy world. She cares about them, and values them as we do. It is a real accolade for a young charity which is not yet four years old, and a tribute to the work of our team that we have been recognised in this way.”The Silver Line has received nearly one and a half million calls from older people around the country. Of these 80% are phoning for the first time each month.The helpline receives on average 10,000 calls per week. Around 5% of older people calling the helpline report present or historic abuse.It also supports 3,000 isolated and vulnerable older people with friendship calls from trained volunteers, The Silver Line Friends.Professor Patrick Geoghegan, Chair of the charity, said: “The Patronage of The Duchess of Cornwall will strengthen us in our work, and assist us to spread that message, that loneliness is a killer destroying not only quality of life, but mental and physical health. We are determined to work with other charities to fight the nation’s epidemic of loneliness blighting the lives of millions of older people.”  239 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  240 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Gardai release man arrested in connection with Andrew Allen murder

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Gardai release man arrested in connection with Andrew Allen murder Previous articleEmergency services at scene of RTC on Ramelton to Letterkenny roadNext articleTwo adults and two children injured in Cashelshanaghan crash admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ Facebook By admin – May 21, 2015 Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai have released the man they arrested in connection to the murder of Andrew Allen.The man was released late last night and a file will be prepared for the DPP. The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested in Buncrana on Tuesday afternoon.Andrew Allen, a father-of-two from Derry, was shot at the home he shared with his girlfriend at Links View, Buncrana on February 9 2012.The inquest into his killing was opened in Carndonagh recently. The Coroner condemned the murder but said that no cause of death could be recorded because of the ongoing criminal investigation. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

A distinctive honor

first_imgAfter nearly 400 years, there aren’t many “firsts” left for Harvard, but last fall students and alumni got to experience one — courtesy of ESPN.For the first time in its storied history, the annual Harvard-Yale football game, otherwise known as only “The Game,” was featured on ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast.To make it happen, staff in Harvard’s Athletics Department not only had to organize the game that’s annually attended by some 40,000 students, staff, faculty, and alumni, they also had to make sure ESPN broadcasters had the support they needed for a broadcast that would be seen by millions. And they had just five days to get it done.Their hard work and dedication was recognized last Thursday, as they — along with dozens of other Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) staff — were honored at the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony.“Our faculty are able to do the work they do and our students have access to the exceptional educational programs we offer here at Harvard because of the individuals in this room and the incredible work they do,” said Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. “To all of our honorees today, you are a fantastic portrait of the best of our staff. Our faculty and students are incredibly fortunate to have your ideas, your engagement, and your partnership. You make Harvard stronger. On behalf of the faculty, I extend my sincere thanks to you.”Smith (left) greeted award recipient Angela Lifsey (right) and her colleague, Kim Zweig. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerIn all, 63 FAS employees from 36 departments — representing 2.5 percent of the FAS staff — were recognized at the sixth annual awards ceremony and reception, held in the faculty room of University Hall.Among those recognized were teams who streamlined the system for requesting and approving classroom space, who helped promote and support diversity across all facets of FAS, and who maintained and even increased the number of concentrators in the humanities. Other employees were recognized for taking on additional duties as colleagues departed and for helping smooth transitions as spaces shifted.Dean for Administration and Finance Leslie Kirwan also offered congratulations to the winners.“In so many ways and in so many places, you help make the FAS what it is,” Kirwan told the recipients. “We are here today to celebrate your personal commitment, innovative thinking, and hard work.”Among the athletics staff recognized last week was Imry Halevi, director of multimedia and production, who worked closely with staff from ESPN and NBC on a variety of issues leading up to kickoff.“I think it’s great,” Halevi said of getting the award. “It’s nice to be recognized and to know that other people at the University realize what we do for this game and for all the other games. It’s a big undertaking.”The 2015 Dean’s Distinction recipients are:William Anderson, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyChristine Benoit, FAS Finance OfficeLauren Bimmler, Department of EnglishNancy Branco, Department of SociologyRonnie Broadfoot, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative ZoologyLeanne Chaves, Department of African and African American StudiesSarah Cohan, Department of PsychologySusan Cook, Center for African StudiesDiane Cox, FAS Human ResourcesEmelyn de la Peña, Harvard College Office of Student LifeSusan Gilbert, Department of MathematicsAnne Gotfredson, FAS DevelopmentSusan Halpert, Houghton LibraryMike Holmes, Department of Romance Languages and LiteraturesAndrew Laplume, Office of Physical Resources and PlanningMary Magnuson, Harvard College Admissions and Financial AidAndrew Magyar, Center for Nanoscale SystemsMary McCarthy, Department of PhysicsMegan McHugh, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyMia Metivier, Harvard College Program in General EducationEmily Miller, Harvard College Administrative BoardDenise Moody, FAS Research Administration ServicesAlice Moses, Department of StatisticsGabrielle Naglieri, Division of ScienceDenise Oberdan, Department of Visual and Environmental StudiesKaren Pearce, Office for Faculty AffairsJames Peregrino, Division of Continuing EducationElizabeth Quigley, Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceLauren Raece, Office of Undergraduate EducationTristan Rocher, Harvard Museums of Science and CulturePatricia Rogers, Division of ScienceGreg Roy, HUIT Administrative Technology ServicesFu Tham, Instructional Media ServicesSheila Thomas, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesKatherine Zuccala, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyRoomBook Project TeamKatherine Gates, FAS Office of the Dean for Administration and FinanceMichael Kinney, Registrar’s OfficeKaren Ogden, Division of Continuing EducationKatie Phelan, FAS Finance OfficeRichard Schubert, Office of Physical Resources and PlanningBruce Tikofsky, HUIT Administrative Technology ServicesAmy Vest, Harvard College Office of Student LifeCurtis Wilcox, Instructional Media ServicesDiversity CommitteeAnn Marie Acker, FAS Human ResourcesChris Ciotti, FAS Human ResourcesAdriana Gallegos, FAS Human ResourcesAndrea Kelton-Harris, FAS Human ResourcesAngela Lifsey, FAS Human ResourcesBob Mitchell, FAS Office for Diversity Relations and CommunicationsEtaine Smith, FAS Human ResourcesHarvard-Yale Game Day TeamSusan Byrne, Department of AthleticsImry Halevi, Department of AthleticsNicholas Majocha, Department of AthleticsAllison Miller, Department of AthleticsDuane Reeves, Department of AthleticsTimothy Troville, Department of AthleticsAndrew Vatistas, Department of AthleticsTimothy Williamson, Department of AthleticsCaitlyn Young, Department of AthleticsFreshman Dean’s Office Support StaffAbby Cohen, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeJulie Kligerman, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeMary Lincoln, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeTorey Martin, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s Officelast_img read more

Learning from the legacy of Johnny Cash

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You don’t have to be from Nashville to appreciate country music or its rich history—and you certainly don’t have to be from there to understand the impact of the Man in Black on music and American culture.Of the many things that I learned in studying the life of Johnny Cash, I want to share three that had an impact on me well beyond his music:1. Pursue your dream.When he was about four years old, he heard a song on a Victrola. Immediately, he knew that singing on the radio was his goal. Nothing could stop his determination to make that dream a reality. continue reading »last_img

Syracuse softball hitters struggle to hit screwball in 3-2 loss to Colgate

first_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 With the tying run on second base in the final inning, Alyssa Dewes popped out to first. Then Sammy Fernandez grounded out to pitcher Brigit Ieuter to end Syracuse’s final scoring threat.Again the Orange had a chance. Again the Orange couldn’t convert.“We just hit weak ground balls because we couldn’t adjust to the inside pitch,” said SU shortstop Corinne Ozanne, who belted a three-run home run in game 1 but went hitless in game 2.Ieuter, Colgate’s (8-22, 3-5 Patriot) starting pitcher, commanded her screwball to keep the Orange (24-19, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) bats at bay, tossing a complete game five-hitter to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 game 2 win on Wednesday afternoon at SU Softball Stadium.“We kind of played down because we thought that we could just roll over this team,” Ozanne said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange had scored at least three runs in each of its last 12 games and was coming off a 32-hit, 22-run weekend. In game 1 on Wednesday, Danielle Chitkowski hit a grand slam to help SU smack Colgate ace Kyle Griswold and down the Raiders, 10-3.Yet the Orange struggled against game 2 starter Ieuter, who entered Wednesday with a 3-11 record. The senior right-hander had lost her last four outings and seven of her last eight. She allowed 22 hits in her last 16 and one-third innings.After a rough first inning in which she allowed two runs on two hits, Ieuter’s screwball handled the Orange. She worked inside against SU righties all game, making it difficult for them to get their hands extended. She forced a number of weak jam shots, shallow pop-ups and weak groundouts.“She killed us on the inside,” Ozanne said. “We had groundballs to the third baseman like crazy. If we get our barrels out and around it, then we’re hitting gap shots down the line.”Ieuter threw first-pitch strikes and commanded the zone, walking just one. She induced 13 groundouts, a rate of almost two per inning. While she only struck out two, she worked quick innings. After the first frame, the Orange got the leadoff batter on base just twice. Even when it did get runners on, SU went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. With two outs, SU had just one hit in seven chances.SU struggled with the screwball against North Carolina last month. The Tar Heels’ Kendra Lynch, a screwball-dominant pitcher, tossed all three games against SU. In games 2 and 3 — both complete game victories for Lynch — she allowed just four hits and two runs in 14 innings of work.The Orange works on hitting screwballs, curveballs and drop balls in practice, but sometimes, like on Wednesday, it just doesn’t carry over in the game.“That’s one thing we constantly have to harp on, being able to get to that inside pitch,” SU assistant coach Kristyn Sandberg said. “Otherwise, you see pitchers who are just going to keep working there and working there and working there. We’ll just keep getting ourselves out if we don’t make the adjustments.”SU had its chances late in the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Orange had its three, four and five hitters due up. Before the inning, SU head coach Mike Bosch clapped and said, “Let’s find a way here. We got 3, 4, 5!”Ozanne worked the count full, but grounded out to third. On the next pitch, Sydney O’Hara flied out to left field. Two batters later, Hannah Dossett chased a 2-2 fastball to strike out and end the frame.Again the Orange had a chance. Again the Orange couldn’t convert.“There was a period in that game,” Bosch said, “where we were just kind of there.”And Ieuter’s screwball was there too. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFL Week 11 betting guide: Odds, key matchups, stats & trends, injury report for every game

first_imgKC – DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Pectoral) and T Martinas Rankin (Knee) are both out for season; T Mitchell Schwartz (Knee), G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Ankle) and DE Alex Okafor (Ankle) are listed as day-to-day. LAC – T Russell Okung (Groin), RB Justin Jackson (Calf), S Roderic Tamer Jr. and WR Geremy Davis (Hamstring) are listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Chiefs vs. Chargers Week 11 is chalk full with intriguing matchups, from a high-profile showdown between  the Texans and Ravens and a rematch between NFC West rivals Cardinals and 49ers to an AFC South tilt between the Jaguars and Colts on the early Sunday slate. As well, Patriots and Eagles collide in an intra-conference showdown and Bears and Rams cap Sunday Night Football and, finally, the Chiefs take on the Chargers in a divisional tilt in Mexico to pull the curtain down on week 11 in Monday Night football. Kicking everything off though is the AFC North battle between the plucky Pittsburgh Steelers and the hyped-up Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 8:20 p.m. ET FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland TV Broadcast: FOX/NFL Opening NFL Odds: Browns -3 / 41 Season Record: Steelers (5-4-0) vs Browns (3-6-0) Pittsburgh Steelers kick off week 11 when they descend on the Cleveland Browns for an AFC North showdown in Thursday Night Football’s primetime slot. Both teams are coming off winning performances in week 10 but something’s gotta give.  Mike Tomlin’s lads pulled off a fourth straight win against the odds at the expense of the fancied Los Angeles Rams, the defending NFC champions no less, at Heinz Field on Sunday. On the heels of the victory, Pittsburgh moved into the sixth seed spot in the AFC playoff frame. Cleveland Browns snapped a four-game negative skid and a winless run at home in 2019 with a pivotal win over the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. It did come down to a missed field goal by Bills’ kicker Stephen Hauschka in the dying seconds, one of two missed field goals that played a part in the bottom line. However, Baker Mayfield and Co. aren’t complaining. They’ll take anything they can get now, given they’re only 3-6 SU on the season and their campaign hangs on a sliver of hope.  Cleveland’s vaunted offense hasn’t covered itself in glory in the first half of the season. If they’re to put paid on the negative criticism, they’ll need to win out down the stretch. This will be a daunting prospect against a Steelers defense that is up for the challenge and putting butter-fingers Baker Mayfield through his paces.  Oddsmakers opened this game on a 3-point spread with the Browns to the good at home and the game total set to 41. As it stands, the public has bet up the Steelers forcing the spread to shrink by a half-point at early doors with several sportsbooks. Clearly, bettors are buying what the Steelers are selling. For those bettors looking to back the Steelers, grabbing the points while they’re still tipped at +3 now is a worthwhile NFL pick. Where the total is concerned it has dipped to 40-points with the UNDER emerging the popular early bet. UNDER 40 is still a workable option seeing as the Browns offense has been held to 16.4 points per game on average over the last 5 games. However, bettors may want to hold on the total until kick off before pulling the trigger. NFL Betting Trends: — The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games on the road — Steelers are 7-0-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Browns — The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh— The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh Key Injuries: PIT – LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Hip), LB Anthony Chickillo (Ribs), WR Ryan Switzer (Back) and FB Roosevelt Nix (Knee) are all questionable for TNF. CLE – DE Olivier Vernon (Knee) and TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Knee) are both questionable for TNF. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Steelers vs. BrownsDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETFord Field, Detroit TV Broadcast: FOX Opening NFL odds: Cowboys -3.5 / 51.5 Season Record: Cowboys (5-4-0) vs Lions (3-5-1) Detroit are the epitome of the walking wounded. Matthew Stafford, who has been playing at an MVP clip, was a surprise late addition to the injured crew when he was held back on game day last Sunday with fractured bones in his back. It was the first time since 2010 Stafford was side-lined in a game.  His absence was sorely felt and nowhere more so than on the scoreboard as the Lions succumbed to a 20-13 loss to Chicago, marking their second loss in a row and fifth on the season. As it is, the Lions prop up the NFC North and things are looking grim. Speaking of losers, the Cowboys were upset by the Minnesota Vikings 28-24 in Sunday Night Football. It marked the fourth loss of the season and third loss to a credible opponent, begging the question whether Dallas is a legitimate NFC threat after all. As it is, most sportsbooks are holding the NFL line off the board because there is speculation about Stafford’s status for this crucial Sunday game. The Lions certainly need their starter to play if they’re to have a prayer in this game and, in turn, in their 2019 campaign. Where Dallas is concerned, ‘Will the real Cowboys please stand up?’  For the time being betting this game isn’t viable with all the uncertainty clouding over it. NFL bettors are best to hold back until later in the week when the status of Stafford is clearer and a proper NFL line is posted. NFL Betting Trends: — Cowboys are 5-4 ATS in their last 9 games — The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 6 games on the road — Lions are 4-5 ATS in their last 9 games — The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games Key Injuries: DAL – S Jeff Heath (Shoulder) is listed as day-to-day. DET – QB Matthew Stafford (Back), DT Mike Daniels (Foot), RB Ty Johnson (Concussion), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Thumb), DT Kevin Strong Jr. (Ribs), T Rick Wagner (Concussion), S Miles Killebrew (Head), DE Romeo Okwara (Groin) and DT Damon Harrison Sr. (Groin) are all listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Cowboys vs. LionsJacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ET Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Colts -3 / 44 Nick Foles is back! Woohoo! Let the games begin. A well-rested Jaguars side, coming off a week 10 bye, is set to take on an Indianapolis Colts team that just endured the dubious honour of losing to the woeful Miami Dolphins. Granted Jacoby Brissett was noticeably sat on the side lines while Brian Hoyer was under centre, but it was the DOLPHINS! At Lucas Oil Stadium, no less.  That should have been a straightforward win for the Colts, no ifs or buts about it.? Good teams have found ways to win with backups this season and the fact that the Colts didn’t could prove costly down the stretch. It might even take the shine off of their NFL odds for week 11. In any event, looking forward the Colts welcome the Jaguars at Lucas Oil in week 11 for what should be a very intriguing AFC South showdown between two teams that technically have a legitimate stake in the running. As it stands, Brissett is likely to start on Sunday. However, NFL bettors can’t take that for granted. Much of the same was implied in week 10 only for Frank Reich to hold back his starter in favor of Hoyer. Vegas lookahead lines installed the Colts as the field-goal faves at home and the total was tipped at a modest 44 points. However, most sportsbooks are holding this game off the board because Brissett hasn’t been confirmed as the starter yet. Meaning this is yet another game NFL bettors should sit tight on until appropriate NFL odds are released. NFL Betting Trends: — Jaguars are 5-4 ATS in their last 9 games — Jaguars are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games when playing Indianapolis — Colts are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Jacksonville — Colts are 4-4-1 ATS in their last 9 games Key Injuries: JAX – CB D.J. Hayden (Shoulder), WR Dede Westbrook (Neck) and LB Leon Jacobs (Hamstring) are all questionable for week 11 against Colts. IND – RB Jordan Wilkins (Ankle), CB Quincy Wilson (Shoulder). CB Pierre Desir ( Hamstring) and QB Jacoby Brissett (Knee) are all listed as day-to-day. WR T.Y. Hilton (Calf) expected back in early December. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Jaguars vs. ColtsBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETHard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Bills -7 / 39 Season Record Bills (6-3-0) vs Dolphins (2-7-0)The AFC East clash between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins sets up an intriguing bill du jour for NFL bettors to sink their teeth into thanks largely to the hosts’ sudden shot to fame by pulling off the upset in Indianapolis. It was a stunning result that saw the Dolphins stack a couple of wins in as many weeks. Buffalo, meanwhile, stuttered against the Browns, donating Cleveland its first home win of the season. Indeed, given the contrasting fortunes of both these teams in week 10 the betting on this game is split down the middle at early doors, forcing the NFL line to shrink from an initial offering of Bills -7 to -5.5 with various sports betting outlets.  It’s also quite likely this NFL line will experience more movement as bettors weigh in the lead up to kick-off. For those on the fence with this matchup for their NFL picks, bet this game later in the week as the playing field levels on the NFL odds board. NFL Betting Trends: — Bills are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games on the road. — Bills are 5-3-1 ATS in their last 9 games — Dolphins are 5-4 ATS in their last 9 games — Dolphins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games Key Injuries: BUF – LB Maurice Alexander (Knee) is on I-R list; DE Trent Murphy (Concussion), QB Josh Allen (Hand), WR John Brown (Groin), T Ty Nsekhe (Ankle), C Mitch Morse (Ankle) and T Cody Ford (Concussion are all listed as probable on Sunday. MIA – RB Mark Walton (Suspension) will not be available before week 14; WR Preston Williams (Knee) and CB Xavien Howard (Knee) are both on I-R list; CB Aqib Talib (Ribs) is out indefinitely; S Reshad Jones (Chest) and CB Ken Webster (Ankle) are both listed as day-to-day.MORE: Follow the latest trends for Bills vs. DolphinsDenver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETU.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Vikings -10.5 / 38.5 Season Record: Broncos (3-6-0) vs Vikings (7-3-0) Kirk Cousins finally wins a primetime game against a team that’s above .500 but he’s not getting quite the kudos for the accomplishment one might expect. Instead, the defense and Mike Zimmer’s strategizing genius get the praise. Oh La. The Vikings have momentum and home advantage to underscore the favorable NFL odds for their upcoming date with the Denver Broncos. In fact, it’s one of three games to open in double-digit territory for week 11 NFL picks. Conversely, the total for this game is one of the lowest of the week.  Brandon Allen is set to get his second straight start in the NFL after leading the Broncos to victory over the Cleveland Browns at Mile High two weeks ago. It was a commendable result for the backup starter but beating the Browns at home is one thing and beating the Vikings on the road is another.  Whether Allen can build on his winning start remains to be seen. Oddsmakers aren’t holding out much hope evidently, but the public is split down the middle as far as the point spread is concerned at early doors. NFL Betting Trends: — Broncos are 5-4 ATS in their last 9 games — The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver’s last 9 games on the road — The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Denver’s last 18 games  — Vikings are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home — Vikings are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games Key Injuries: DEN – DE Demarcus Walker (Shoulder), TE Jeff Heuerman (Knee) and Ja’Wuan James (Knee) are all questionable for week 11 against Vikings; QB Joe Flacco (Neck) and LB Corey Nelson (Bicep) are both on I-R list; S Will Parks (Hand) is expected late November. MIN – WR Adam Thielen (Hamstring), G Josh Kline (Concussion), DT Hercules Mata’afa (Spine),  CB Trae Waynes (Ankle) and S Andrew Sendejo (Groin) are all listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Broncos vs. VikingsNew Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ET Raymond James Stadium TV Broadcast: FOX Opening Line: Saints -5 / 51.5 Season Record Saints (7-2-0) vs Bucs (3-6-0) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally snapped the negative trend with a win over the Arizona Cardinals that lived up to it’s high-scoring billing. Jameis Winston and Co. edged the Cardinals 30-27 to improve to 3-6 SU, but even in their win there was plenty to be concerned about. Namely, donating Kyler Murray with yet another 300-plus yard outing on the season. The New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, were stunned by divisional rivals Atlanta Falcons in a 26-9 loss at the Superdome that sent seismic shockwaves through NFL betting circles. Drew Brees was held without a touchdown and sacked multiple times to the shock of the dismayed New Orleans’ faithful. Inasmuch as both teams enjoyed contrasting fortunes in week 10, there doesn’t appear to be a spill over in NFL betting markets. Not only did the Saints open as the significant road faves but also early betting is seeing the line move from Saints -5 to -6 already.  Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints crushed Tampa 31-24 in week 5. It follows, an annoyed Brees will be looking to bounce back in a big way in Tampa. For those bettors on board with a Saints bounce back performance, grab the points now before the line gets bet up higher. NFL Betting Trends: — Saints are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games — Saints are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games ​— Bucs are 2-3 SU in their last 5 games — The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa’s last 5 games Key Injuries: NO – CB Marshon Latttimore (Hamstring) is out indefinitely; T Andrus Peat (Arm) and CB Patrick Robinson (Hamstring) are listed as day-to-day. TB –  DB M.J. Stewart (Knee), CB Carlton Davis (Hip), LB Carl Nassib (Groin) and LB Anthony Nelson (Hamstring) are all listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Saints vs. BuccaneersNew York Jets vs. Washington Redskins Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETFedEx Field, Landover TV Broadcast: FOX Opening Line: PK / 38 Season Record: Jets (2-7-0) vs Redskins (1-8-0) Dwayne Haskins has been named as the starter for the foreseeable future in Washington, which could be an indication they’re abandoning their 2019 campaign. Well, let’s face it, the Redskins’ season is all but done. It’s only sensible to discover what they have in their choice draft pick and plan for the future. Starting Haskins against the 2-7 SU Jets isn’t a terrible idea either. It’s a winnable game on paper, meaning it’s a reasonable assignment to give a rookie quarterback especially as Washington is coming off a bye week and have the advantage of extra time to prepare for the subpar Jets. Now, Sam Darnold and the Jets are coming off only their second win of the season, a 34-27 win over the Giants at MetLife.  However, the Jets aren’t fooling anyone and Darnold is still a risky prospect with 10 turnovers this season (9 interceptions and one fumble). As it stands, bookmakers opened this game on a PK line, essentially letting the public temper the market. As well, they pegged the game on one of the lowest totals of the week at 38. Interestingly, early betting has moved the needle in favor of…wait for it…the Redskins and , in turn, raised the total by half a point at various top-rated online sportsbooks. Is the public really sweet on Haskins despite all the negative feedback coming out of Washington about his lack of readiness for the pros?  To be fair, this game is a complete and utter tossup for week 11 NFL picks. That said, with neither team boasting a stout defense a play on the OVER looks to be the most viable option. NFL Betting Trends: — NY Jets are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games — The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Jets’ last 5 games — Redskins are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games — Redskins are 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games at home — The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games Key Injuries: NYJ – RB Le’Veon Bell (Ribs), LB Brandon Copeland (Hip), CB Darryl Roberts (Calf) are all listed as day-to-day; G Brian Winters (Shoulder) is out for the season; TE Chris Herndon (Ribs) is out indefinitely. WAS –  QB Case Keenum (Concussion), T Morgan Moss (Pectoral), DL Tim Settle (Hamstring), S Monte Nicholson (Ankle), S Deshazor Everett (Ankle), G Wes Martin (Chest) and RB Chris Thompson (Toe) are all questionable for week 11 against Jets. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Jets vs. RedskinsAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETBank of America Stadium, Charlotte TV Broadcast: FOX Opening Line: Panthers -7 / 51 Season Record: Panthers (5-4-0) vs Falcons (2-7-0) Matt Ryan and the Falcons found a measure of redemption in week 10 when they handed New Orleans Saints a shock upset at the Superdome. Expecting the Falcons to stack back-to-back wins though doesn’t seem to be on the cards. At least not with oddsmakers because the Falcons enter week 11 at the distinct disadvantage. So much so, one would think week 10 never happened. Well, the assignment in Carolina is no picnic. Kyle Allen continues to impress; Christian McCaffrey continues to terrorize opposing teams; and the Panthers defense is one of the better defenses in the league. That said, the Panthers are coming off a narrow loss to the Packers at Green Bay, one in which the Packers’ final goal-line-stand denied Kyle Allen and the Panthers a comeback in the dying seconds. As it stands, the Panthers are laying -5.5 on the NFL odds board while the total is soaring at 50.5. Given Atlanta’s recent performance it wouldn’t be surprising to see a knee-jerk reaction in their favor to cover as the road underdogs. Thus, for those bettors that are high on Atlanta, exploiting the points now might be a viable option. Then again, news on Devonta Freeman’s foot injury, which he sustained in Sunday’s win over the Saints, is bound to impact this line somewhat so there is an argument to be had for playing the wait-and-see game before settling on your week 11 NFL picks. NFL Betting Trends: — Falcons are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games — Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road — Panthers are 2-2 ATS in their last 4 games at home — Panthers are 5-4 ATS in their last 9 games — The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games Key Injuries: ATL – RB Devonta Freeman (Foot), G Wes Schweitzer (Head) and John Cominsky (Ankle) are all listed as day-to-day; TE Austin Hooper (Knee) is out indefinitely; Ito Smith (Concussion) is on I-R list.  CAR – QB Cam Newton is on I-R list; CB James Bradberry (Groin) is listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Falcons vs. PanthersHouston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ETM&T Stadium, Baltimore TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Ravens -5 / 50 Season Record: Texans (6-3-0) vs Ravens (7-2-0)  This is the marquee clash of the early slate on Sunday, a blockbuster clash between Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson, two of the standout young quarterbacks of 2019. Get the popcorn ready because this should be a right cracker. Both the Texans and Ravens are flying high in their respective divisions, looking to defend their titles with a second straight in 2019. The Texans are coming off a bye week, so they’ll be well rested and the added week of preparation will be key especially for Houston’s defense as it gets set to take on the dynamic, multi-dimensional threat posed by Lamar Jackson. The Ravens backed up their win over the Patriots with a ruthless evisceration of the Cincinnati Bengals in week 10, a game in which Jackson posted a perfect passer-rating for the second time this season and earned him a seat on the bench with his shades on well before time was called.  Appropriately, the Ravens enter as the significant home chalk. They’re 3-1 SU at home with the lone loss coming to divisional rivals Cleveland Browns (still shocking that they lost that game, isn’t it?). Indeed, with that loss to the Browns hanging over Baltimore, the spread does look exploitable especially when considering the opponent is a credible one. NFL Betting Trends:— Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Ravens — Texans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games  — Ravens are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games  — Ravens are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texans Key Injuries: HOU – CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. (Concussion) and WR Will Fuller V (Hamstring) are questionable for week 11 against Ravens; T Laremy Tunsil (Shoulder and Tashaun Gipson Sr. (Back) are listed as probable for week 11 against Ravens.  BAL – DT Michael Pierce (Ankle), DT Daylon Mack (Knee) and WR Chris Moore (Thumb) are all listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Texans vs. RavensArizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 4:05 p.m. ETLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara TV Broadcast: FOX Opening Line: Niners -14.5 / 45.5 Season Record: Cardinals (3-6-1) vs Niners (8-1-0) The Cardinals and Niners are set to renew hostilities merely a few weeks after their sensational Thursday Night showdown clash delivered plenty of excitement for their respective fanbases. Will the reprisal of this NFC West showdown live up to its predecessor? Or, will the Niners, who are coming off their first loss of the season, suffer a hangover effect after losing a right cracker to the Seattle Seahawks in overtime?  Arizona punched above its weight class and came within a field-goal in the 28-25 loss in week 9 to San Francisco. Yet, in spite of the narrow loss, oddsmakers went to press with a double-digit spread on their away game of this series. One would think the week 9 result never happened.  What did have an impact on the NFL odds board was the crazy 27-24 loss in overtime to Seattle, particularly as the Niners had plenty of chances to win the game only to frit those away shamelessly, including a botched field goal in overtime for the sure-win. As a result, the Niners have come down from an initial offering of -14.5 to -11.5 at various sports betting outlets.  Given the previous meeting between these divisional foes was close as well after Monday’s nerve-wracking loss to the Seahawks exposed some of the offensive weaknesses of the Niners and saw Emmanuel Sanders (rib injury) leave the game, the massive double-digit spread looks extremely exploitable for bettors. Those on the Kyler Murray train might fancy grabbing the points before the needle moves further down. NFL Betting Trends: — Cardinals are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games — Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road ​— Niners are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home— Niners are 5-3 ATS in their last 9 gamesKey Injuries: ARI – CB Patrick Peterson (Calf), S Deionte Thompson (Knee), CB  Tramaine Brock Sr. (Hamstring) and OL Justin Murray (Knee) are all listed as day-to-day. SF – RB Matt Breida (Ankle), LB Azeez Al-Shaiar (Concussion), DL D.J. Jones (Groin). TE George Kittle (Knee), WR Emmanuel Sanders (Ribs) and C Weston Richburg (Hand) are all questionable for Sunday’s clash with the Cardinals. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Cardinals vs. 49ersCincinnati Bengals vs. Oakland Raiders Sunday, November 17, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ET RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Raiders -11.5 / 48 Season Record: Bengals (0-9-0) vs Raiders (5-4-0) Starting Ryan Finley against one of the toughest AFC teams was akin to sending a lamb to slaughter. So, it was in the 49-19 beatdown the Ravens handed the Bengals and the rookie starter in his first NFL appearance at Paul Brown stadium.  While the Raiders don’t loom as large as the Ravens did in week 10, it’s still a tough ask for the rookie quarterback on the road, especially with the Raiders riding the momentum into week 11 following a Thursday Night Football triumph over the Los Angeles Chargers that had Jon Gruden basking the embrace of fans in the stands.  Fittingly, oddsmakers have gone to press with a double-digit spread for this game – the third on the week’s NFL odds board. Color the world shocked if the Bengals put up much resistance in this game. They’re winless in 2019 and in very real danger of continuing on that vein of negative form all the way to week 17.  NFL Betting Trends: — The total has gone UNDER in Cincinnati’s last 5 games on the road — Bengals are 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games on the road — Raiders are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games at home — Raiders are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home  Key Injuries: CIN – HB Giovani Bernard (Knee), TE Drew Sample (Ankle) and G Alex Redmond (Ankle) are all listed as day-to-day. OAK – S Karl Joseph (Foot) is on I-R list; S Lamarcus Joyner (Hamstring) is out indefinitely; WR Dwayne Harris (Ankle) and DE Josh Mauro (Groin) are both listed as day-to-day. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Bengals vs. RavensNew England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ETLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia TV Broadcast: CBS Opening Line: Patriots -3.5 / 45.5 Season Record: Patriots (8-1-0) vs Eagles (5-4-0) The New England Patriots are coming off a much needed bye week after the Baltimore Ravens served notice in week 9. The Philadelphia Eagles are also coming off a bye week but the last time we saw them they handed Chicago a 22-14 loss at Soldier Field.  In spite of the contrasting fortunes for both teams, the Patriots enter this week 11 intra-conference clash as the 3.5-point road favorites with most sports betting venues. An NFL line that has held firm through early doors.  The Patriots are typically favored by much larger point spreads, so for those bettors that are all in with the Patriots the market on this game must feel like all your Christmases have come early. Grab the points now before the line gets bet up. The Patriots are regularly one of the trendy NFL picks from week to week.   On a side note, it’s also worth keeping an eye on the status of Rob Gronkowski, who has yet to make his final decision about playing this season or not. As it stands, he’s still technically in retirement but Robert Kraft has made no bones about wanting his prized tight end back. And after Patriots’ loss to the Ravens that desire should be bursting at the seams. Gronkowski has until the end of November to file his decision. Might he be a surprise addition this week? Heady thought indeed.   NFL Betting Trends: — Patriots are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games — Patriots are 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games on the road — Eagles are 2-2 ATS in their last 4 games at home — Eagles are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home Key Injuries: NE – TE Ryan Izzo (Concussion) and WR Gunner Olszewski (Ankle) are both questionable for week 11 against the Eagles. PHI – WR DeSean Jackson (Abdominal) is on I-R list; WR Alshon Jeffery (Ankle) and LB Nigel Bradham (Ankle) are both questionable for week 11 against the Patriots. MORE: Follow the latest trends for Patriots vs. EaglesChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 8:20 p.m. ETLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles TV Broadcast: NBC Opening Line: Rams -7.5 / 41 Season Record: Bears (4-5-0) vs Rams (5-4-0) The Los Angeles Rams are off to the worst start on a season under Sean McVay, punctuated by the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 10 – sans Big Ben, no less. It wasn’t a good look for Jared Goff, or Blake Bortles, who made a brief and short-lived appearance in the game.  In spite of the unmemorable outing in Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles Rams return to the NFL betting floor as the solid favorites for their upcoming date with the Chicago Bears. A surprisingly large fave that hasn’t gone down well with the public it seems, mind you. Rams opened as the -7.5 faves, but they’ve come down in favor at most sportsbooks to -6.5. The public isn’t buying what the Rams are selling this season and it’s showing with rather lopsided betting on this game going towards the Chicago Bears.  The Bears aren’t what many expected them to be this season but they’re coming off a crucial win in week 10 that has resonated with NFL bettors. How much stock should bettors put on a win over a Mathew Stafford-less Detroit Lions is debatable.  Of all the games on the week’s board, this is a right tossup for week 11 NFL picks because it’s hard to feel confident about either team, especially in primetime NFL betting. That said, the Rams simply don’t feel like legitimate touchdown faves so grabbing the points now might be a viable option.  NFL Betting Trends: — Bears are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against LA Rams — Bears are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 games on the road — LA Rams are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games — LA Rams are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 games at home — The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Rams’ last 5 games at home Key Injuries: CHI – DB Prince Amukamara (Collarbone), TE Trey Burton (Calf), LB Danny Trevathan (Elbow) and LB Isaiah Irving (Quadricep) are all listed as day-to-day. LAR – C Brian Allen (Knee), T Rob Havenstein (Undisclosed), DB Darious Williams (Ankle) and DT Tanzel Smart (Illness) are all listed as day-to-day. WR Brandon Cooks (Concussion) is out indefinitely; MORE: Follow the latest trends for Bears vs. RamsKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ETEstadio Azteca, Mexico City TV Broadcast: ESPN Opening Line: Chiefs -4 / 53 Season Record: Chiefs (6-4-0) vs Chargers (4-6-0) The Kansas City Chiefs were stunned by the Tennessee Titans in a game that marked the belated return of Patrick Mahomes. It was a stunning performance by Ryan Tannehill and a Titans defense that didn’t quit. Next up for the Chiefs is a divisional clash with the Los Angeles Chargers, who are coming off a bitter loss to the Oakland Raiders on the road. It was yet another disappointing result in an ever increasingly disappointing season for Philip Rivers and Co. The Chiefs have as many losses in the first 10 weeks of this season as they had for the entire 2018 season. Conversely, the Chargers have as many wins in the first 10 weeks of the season as they had losses for the entire 2018 season.  This AFC West showdown is slated to get underway in Mexico City and will put a bow on week 11’s round of NFL betting. Not surprisingly, the Chiefs are laying -4 on the NFL odds board. It’s a nominal spread for the Chiefs – not what they’re used to since Mahomes took over as their signal caller – but if there’s a lesson to be had in previous weeks it’s that Mahomes can’t do it alone. The defense needs to step up otherwise things won’t go to plan. Having said that for those bettors that are on board with Kansas City in this game, grab the points now before the line moves. It’s quite likely the public will bet this game up in the coming days. NFL Betting Trends: — Chiefs are 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games on the road — Chiefs are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games — LA Chargers 3-5-2 ATS in their last 10 games — The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 10 games Key Injuries:  Get a head start on handicapping the next round of NFL betting as we dive into Week 11’s slate of NFL matchups in this weekly betting guide, taking a gander at early NFL odds, market movements, injury reports and various key stats and betting trends. MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook Reviewlast_img read more