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Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The New Orleans Saints will try to continue their success at home when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. It’s the second-to-last game of the Week 5 NFL schedule. The Saints (2-2), who won the NFC South at 13-3 in 2019, are 7-3 at home since the start of last season. Los Angeles, which finished fourth in the AFC West at 5-11 a year ago, is 4-6 on the road since last September. Los Angeles will be without running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring), while New Orleans will be without star wideout Michael Thomas. New Orleans won the last meeting with Los Angeles, a 35-34 victory in 2016 at San Diego.





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Kickoff from the Superdome is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. New Orleans is a seven-point favorite in the latest Saints vs. Chargers odds from William Hill after the line opened at

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What Are Shopping 10.10 Discounts? Like Alibaba Singles’ Day, Black Monday Sales

With 2020 proving disastrous for retailers, a group is introducing a new shopping holiday for a much-needed boost — or at least to help prevent things from getting worse.

It’s called 10.10, mirroring China’s Singles’ Day, which is held on Nov. 11, or 11/11, and is now the world’s biggest shopping event. More than two dozen major retailers have signed on, says Deborah Weinswig, a retail consultant who masterminded the new event. The rewards app Shopkick Inc. is a partner in the effort and is launching a 10.10 website.

Companies have yet to disclose their participation. Retailers carefully plan sales events, where the element of surprise can be key in drumming up shoppers’ interest.

relates to A New Shopping Holiday Aims to Avoid a Void Under the Tree

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The aim is to pull holiday shopping into October from closer to Christmas so retailers can cope with limits on both shipping capacity and available merchandise. Unprecedented demand during the pandemic has constrained

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Amazon Prime Day and earlier holiday shopping will ding Black Friday, Cyber Monday

It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday shopping season even though it’s not Halloween. You can thank evolving shopping habits, COVID-19, a delayed Amazon Prime Day, supply chain concerns, and crimped consumer and business budgets.

The moving parts are going to be enough to make Black Friday more of a 2020 retailing blip than the biggest shopping day of the year.

Simply put, the calendar is moving forward and households won’t have as much to spend. The winners will be Amazon, which is likely to deliver its biggest fourth quarter in history, and retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target that have mastered buy online pickup in-store and other digital sales tactics.

In addition, Amazon’s rivals are all planning sales around Prime Day. Those moves will just create a flywheel of demand that’ll minimize the importance of retail’s big holiday shopping days.

Consider some data on holiday

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Falcons vs. Packers odds, line: Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-67 roll

The Green Bay Packers will try to stay perfect when they host to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. Green Bay is off to its best start since going 6-0 in 2015, while Atlanta is off to its worst start since going 0-4 in 1999. The Packers could be without top wide receiver Davante Adams (questionable, hamstring), who missed last week’s game. Atlanta kicker Younghoe Koo (leg strain) will also be out, while the status of wide receivers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) is in question. Green Bay defeated the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, while the Falcons dropped a 30-26 decision to the Chicago Bears.

Kickoff from Lambeau Field is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. The Packers are seven-point favorites in the latest Falcons vs. Packers odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 56.5. Before making any Falcons vs. Packers

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Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 101-67 roll

The Baltimore Ravens will be out for revenge when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs handed Baltimore one of its two losses last season, and after getting knocked out of the playoffs early by the Titans, the Ravens have a chip on their shoulder. They have outscored their first two opponents 71-22, and reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson will try to outshine 2020 Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes in the final game of Week 3.



a football player holding a bat on a field: Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Chargers during overtime at SoFi Stadium.


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Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Chargers during overtime at SoFi Stadium.


Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Chiefs vs. Ravens NFL odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 54.5.

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