As the NFL celebrates its 100 anniversary, the league welcomes the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. The Chiefs, 1.5-point favorites in Super Bowl 54, won Super Bowl 4 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings as 12-point underdogs. Their opponents, the San Francisco 49ers have won five of six Super Bowl appearances but none since a 1995 victory in Super Bowl 29.
A Look Ahead At The MLS
MLS Weekend Preview & Game Predictions
by Sam Shan
Real Salt Lake (+115) vs Vancouver Whitecaps (+225)
Real Salt Lake are now the only unbeaten side in the MLS this season. With this they're brimming with confidence and coming into the game in good form. The Whitecaps, on the other hand, are coming in off a 4-0 drubbing to the hands of DC United last week.
Vancouver have had the best of it in terms of head to head matches in recent history. The Caps have won the last 4 meetings between the sides, but this season things should be different.
Joao Plato will be the man to watch again this weekend. He has hit great form early with 4 goals and 3 assists in the five games thus far.
Chicago Fire (+125) vs Montreal Impact (+200)
Given the fact Montreal sits atop the Eastern Conference, I was surprised to see them at odds of +200. Chicago are on a four game undefeated streak and have not conceded now in over 300 minutes of play, but at the same time Montreal are flying and have a healthy 8 goals in their opening 5 games.
I see this one being a tight and cagey affair and it is not a certainty by any stretch of the imagination, but +200 for Montreal right now is value, something we should not be passing up on.
Colorado Rapids (+145) vs New York Red Bulls (+180)
The Red Bulls find themselves on the road at Colorado this weekend. Colorado have only conceded 3 goals all season, which is the joint lowest in the MLS, while the Red Bulls have been shut out of 4 of their 5 games this season.
On top of that New York still have quite the injury list and are likely to be without Ronald Zubar, Gideon Baah, Gonzalo Veron and Damien Perrinelle. Remarkably, 3 of the 4 are out with hamstring injuries. Kemar Lawrence is also doubtful.
The Red Bulls lack of goals, extensive injury list and overall poor form should leave them all but doomed in this game. In fact it could be a chance for Colorado to bag some goals, something they have struggled with, scoring only 3 times so far this season.
Pick: Colorado Rapids (+145)
Other Matchday 6 Fixtures:
Sporting KC at home to Colorado Rapids - Sporting to win @ -115
Portland Timbers at home to FC Dallas - Portland to win @ -110
San Jose Earthquakes at home to New York Red Bulls - San Jose to win @ +125
Houston Dynamo at home to LA Galaxy - Tie @ +255
DC United at home to Toronto FC - DC to win at +115
Columbus Crew at home to New York City FC - NYCFC to win @ +290
Seattle Sounders at home to Philadelphia Union - Philadelphia to win @ +310
Portland Timbers at home to San Jose Earthquakes - Portland to win @ -180
Orlando City SC at home to New England Revolution - Orlando to win @ EVENS
FC Dallas at home to Sporting KC - Tie @ +270
Category : Betting PicksMore articles...
Over the years, the NHL All-Star Game has gone through many format changes but in the past few years, the league appears to have hit on a formula that works via its division vs division three-on-three tournament. Pitting the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific Divisions in a quick free-for-all, 20-minute mini-games has created an exciting tournament for fans and TV viewers, and a much better wagering environment for sports bettors.
It's been a half century since the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. In fact, it's been 50 years since the Chiefs went to the Super Bowl. But Kansas City is favored to get there this year. The Chiefs go into the AFC Championship Game as 7.5-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are seven-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Conor McGregor is poised to make his return to the octagon and to UFC. The former lightweight world champion is slated to fight Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout as part of UFC 246 on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas. The Irish fighter hasn't been in a bout since he lost via submission to UFC lightweight (155 pound) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cerrone, normally a lightweight, lost his last two fights.