August 14

Saints vs. Colts odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgStat that mattersThe Saints are only 3-2 in home games with Brees this season but he’s been off the charts good in the Superdome as usual. In those 5 games, he’s completed nearly 75 percent of his passes, thrown for 13 TDs to only 3 INTs at 8.0 yards per attempt, 338 yards per game and a 112.6 passer rating.Saints vs. Colts predictionThe Saints’ offense will make some big plays but it will be stalled a few times because of the bend-but-don’t-break nature of the Colts’ defense, which is still playing hard despite a few key injuries. That means a lot of red zone opportunities and moving the ball well but field goals to match the touchdowns. The Colts will work to run effectively to help Brissett keep in the game, but ultimately, they don’t score quite enough in another one-possession loss.Saints 30, Colts 23 New Orleans has at times dominated teams with defense and special teams, other times rolling offensively with quarterback Drew Brees. Indianapolis has struggled to find an identity around quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The Saints and Colts both like slowing down games with efficient scoring and good running games.Here’s everything to know about betting on Saints vs. Colts in Week 15, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for “Monday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderSaints vs. Colts odds for ‘Monday Night Football’Spread: Saints by 9Point total: 47.5Odds: Colts -115, Saints -105The line has been just short of double digits all week. The Saints are coming off a 2-point home loss in Week 14 to the 49ers. The Colts lost a road shootout to the Buccaneers by only 3 points.Saints vs. Colts all-time seriesThe Saints lead the series 8-5. They have that edge by winning three in a row. The last time the teams played in New Orleans, the Saints rolled to a 62-7 win on a Sunday night in 2011. The Saints beat the Colts in Super Bowl 44, 31-17.Three trends to know— 60 percent of spread bettors are siding with the Saints. 60 percent of moneyline bettors also like the Saints.— 68 percent of bettors like the game to go over the moderately high point total. The Colts have gone over in 8 of 13 games. The Saints have gone over in 7 of 13 games.— The Saints have failed to cover in three of their past five games. The Colts have pushed and failed to cover in their previous two games.Three things to watchNo Rankins or DavenportThe Saints usually have a stout front but now are playing without two key pieces in tackle Sheldon Rankins and end Marcus Davenport, who are both on season-ending injured reserve. That should help Brissett feel a little more comfortable, especially with end Cameron Jordan playing through an abdomen injury. Rankins’ absence in the middle on top of linebacker Kiko Alonso missing another game will help the Colts’ plan of power rushing a healthy Marlon Mack.Yes HiltonThe Colts are set to have wide receiver T.Y. Hilton give it a go and play for the first time since Week 12. He likely will step into a tough matchup against cornerback Marshon Lattimore, but they have missed his field-stretching ability to open up the running game for Mack and the short passing game for Brissett.Candid KamaraAlvin Kamara has had a weird season for the Saints. The running back has scored only two touchdowns all season, both coming in Week 3. He has yet to record either 100 yards rushing or 100 yards receiving in a game in 2019. He doesn’t seem to be the same explosive, decisive player after his midseason ankle injury. The Saints need to get him going before going into the playoffs. When the Saints (10-3) host the Colts (6-7) on “Monday Night Football” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), it will be one NFC team trying to improve its playoff standing while one AFC team tries to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.The Saints have some defensive injuries going into the game, while the Colts are getting a little healthier on offense. Indianapolis typically plays better at home, but has played unpredictable mostly close games everywhere this season.last_img read more

December 28

DONEGAL’S ‘CLEAN FOYLE’ CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT

first_imgL to R back Dr Liam Campbell, Deputy Padraig mc Laughlin T.D.L to R front Dr Trish Murphy, Celebrate Water, Maeve mc Laughlin MLA., Karin Dubski, Director Coastwatch Europe, Michelle O’Neill Min. of Ag. Enda Craig, spokesperson CFCEA delegation of environmental campaigners led by Enda Craig, spokesperson for the Community For a Clean Estuary (CFCE) have met with the Northern Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’ Neill and with members of the Environment Committee in the Assembly to outline their concerns about the impact on the Foyle estuary from the proposed sewerage treatment plant at Carnagarve between Moville and Greencastle.Mr Craig was joined by renowned environmentalist, Dr Karin Dubsky, coordinator of Coastwatch Europe, Moville based zoologist, Dr Trish Murphy, and Dr Liam Campbell of Foyle Civic Trust. The campaigners were joined by local TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.Enda Craig outlined the history of the Moville/ Greencastle sewerage scheme and the concerns of the community at Carnagarve and surrounding town-lands. Dr Dubsky and Dr Murphy outlined the unique potential of the wetland eco system in the Foyle estuary from natural oysters and other shellfish to recently discovered sea grass.They requested that the Northern Executive work with the Irish Government to develop the estuary into a international Ramsar special area of conservation and explained that the immense potential of all of this could be seriously undermined if Donegal County Council proceed with their plans for the plant at Carnagarve.Dr Campbell outlined his concerns that authorities on both sides of the Foyle are in a position to further damage the Foyle estuary because of the zoning of much of it as “coastal” back in 1990 and demonstrated that this zoning is erroneous and needs to be changed to protect the amenity of Lough FoyleSpeaking afterwards, Enda Craig said: “We brought the campaign to protect the Foyle estuary to politicians in Stormont today because they have a shared responsibility with the Irish government to protect this vital resource. It was clear that the Minister and the other Assembly members we met were moved by our presentations and they have assured us that they will pursue these matters with their southern counterparts. “There is no doubt that the appropriate location for the outflow pipe of a future sewerage scheme for Moville and Greencastle is out into coastal waters and not into the Foyle estuary. In recent months, we have taken our campaign to Europe supported by MEPs Marian Harkin and Martina Anderson and now to Stormont and we have had the Joint First Minister, Martin McGuinness out to see for himself the issues at Carnagarve beach.“We will keep fighting because the cost of defeat is too high for all of our communities that live beside Lough Foyle”.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Minister O’ Neill was clearly impressed by the strength of the arguments from this eminent delegation of environmental campaigners. The history of the Moville and Greencastle sewerage scheme is one of shameful failure. Rather than develop the wonderful amenity of the Foyle estuary, Donegal County Council has given into political tomfoolery and failed everyone in the area.“I hope that in the absence of leadership at council level in Donegal or from the Irish government that both Europe and the Northern Assembly can now pursue this matter so that common sense is restored at last.” DONEGAL’S ‘CLEAN FOYLE’ CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGreencastlemovillePadraig Mac Lochlainn TDsewage schemeStormontlast_img read more

December 27

AFTER A TWO HOUR WAIT, AT LAST TICKETS FOR THE FINAL

first_imgThere was no queue for tickets for Cavan, Derry or Tyrone. It was simply ‘pay at the gate’.The queue for tickets at the St Eunan’s clubhouse for tickets for the Ulster final against Down threw up a delay of just five seconds.The queue for tickets for the All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry lasted just 60 seconds. And the queue for tickets for the next game – the semi-final against Cork – was just a few seconds more.But tonight in Letterkenny, it took two hours from the back of that queue to the very front.This time there would be no tickets for the children who’d accompanied you to all those other games. Adults only this time – with a draw for those aged over-14 for some other tickets. And it was strictly for the over-14s, we were told.So many of us were nervous wrecks by the time we reached the top table to claim our two adult member tickets. First there was the €5 draw for the county board. No problems there. Happy to pay it.Then it was a check to make sure your name was on the club database (it is, thank God we filled that form out properly!!!)The palpitations subside for a few moments.Then came the Lucky Dip – this was not expected. What the hell is the Lucky Dip?You had to reach into a box and pick out an envelope. There would be no guarantees about sitting or standing together. The guy in front goes for it – and lands two seats together in the Cusack.We wouldn’t be that lucky, could we?Hands shaking, I reach for a brown envelope, and slowly open one end.“That guy in front stole my tickets,” I wanted to shout, for I wouldn’t be so lucky. A terrace ticket for the Nally Terrace and an Upper Tier Davin Stand seat with a Restricted View!The Great Master Plan to get two seats or terrace tickets together was gone.No chance of an adult to stay at home, so one of the kids could go.Mustn’t complain though.There’s two tickets sitting here to the greatest show on earth – the All-Ireland Football Final.Just one decision left – who gets to sit behind a post in the Davin, and who gets to stand away down at the other end?This ticket stuff would put years on you!Roll on Sunday…….AFTER A TWO HOUR WAIT, AT LAST TICKETS FOR THE FINAL was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more