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.
Chicago Claims 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Championship
Hawks Playoff Game 6: Been here – done this
Dating back to their Stanley Cup clinching win over Boston in 2013, Chicago has now won seven straight Game Six playoff contests. This will be the Hawks eighth different opponent as they previously won versus DET, BOS, STL, MIN, LAK, NAS and ANA by a 27-15 margin. The total goals is slightly misleading as 5-1 (Blues '14) and 5-2 (Ducks '15) wins are sprinkled in with five one-goal games. This is a classic “been there – done that” scenario as Chicago's core group has played in most of those matches - including goaltender Corey Crawford who has a sparkling 8-1 record in Game Six battles.
Tampa Bay: Bruised Bolts are in tough at the Madhouse on Madison
During Game Six 2015 NHL postseason action, Tampa Bay won 5-2 in Detroit during quarterfinal action, took out the Canadians 4-1 in Montreal during the East semifinal series and then lost 7-3 on their home pond to New York in the Conference final. Despite a strange undisclosed injury, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is expected to start tonight. Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov are also less than 100% but they are expected to start as well. While all of those injuries are concerning, Johnson's hand injury hinders the Bolts in the faceoff circle where the Hawks hold a huge 172-123 advantage over the first five games of the NHL Championship series. Though the Bolts have battled hard....
Chicago vs Tampa Bay 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Game Six Call: A funny thing happened 77 years ago on April 10, 1938. Being as the Black Hawks (not the Blackhawks) were huge underdogs versus the Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup wasn’t even shipped from Toronto to Chicago for the Hawks Cup clinching win. Lord Stanley’s Mug is in the Madhouse tonight and we fully expect to see it skated around the raucous United Center by Hawks Captain Jonathan Towes & Crew. Bucking a major trend, the first five games of this series were all decided by one goal, we are backing Chicago with a 500 unit wager on the puck line price posted at the TopBet online sportsbook. Celebrate Safely Chicago!
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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.