Place Your Bets! Vegas Likes the Birds Super Bowl Chances in 2012

Place Your Bets! Vegas Likes the Birds Super Bowl Chances in 2012

With the Giants getting to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday night, you'd think they'd be one of the favorites to win it all in 2012. Not exactly.

Would you believe the Philadelphia Eagles have better odds to win it all in 2012? Andy Reid's squad is tied for the fourth best odds with three other teams to win the Super Bowl next season. [full odds below]

Here are the 2012 Super Bowl odds courtesy of Bovada.lv:

2013 SUPER BOWL XLVII ODDS
Green Bay Packers                     6/1
New England Patriots                  7/1
New Orleans Saints                    8/1
Philadelphia Eagles                    12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers                    12/1
Houston Texans                         12/1
Baltimore Ravens                       14/1
New York Giants                        15/1
San Diego Chargers                   16/1
New York Jets                           16/1
San Francisco 49ers                  18/1
Dallas Cowboys                         18/1
Detroit Lions                              18/1
Atlanta Falcons                         22/1
Chicago Bears                           30/1
Arizona Cardinals                       30/1
Miami Dolphins                          35/1
Cincinnati Bengals                     40/1
Indianapolis Colts                       50/1
Tennessee Titans                       40/1
Oakland Raiders                        50/1
Carolina Panthers                      50/1
Denver Broncos                         50/1
Kansas City Chiefs                    50/1
Seattle Seahawks                      60/1
Buffalo Bills                               60/1
Washington Redskins                60/1
Minnesota Vikings                     75/1
St. Louis Rams                          75/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers             75/1
Cleveland Browns                       100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars                   100/1

Also of note, the odds to land Peyton Manning.

What team will Peyton Manning be a member of for game 1 of the 2013 Regular Season?

Arizona Cardinals                          2/1
Washington Redskins                     5/2
Miami Dolphins                             3/1
New York Jets                              7/2
Indianapolis Colts                         7/1

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

Twenty-five of the Union’s 34 games in 2017 will be featured on CSN and TCN, as Jim Curtin’s club vies for a second straight playoff berth.

Twenty matches will air on TCN, while five can be seen on CSN. The nine others will be appear across 6ABC, ESPN and FOX Sports 1.

The Union’s season opener on March 5 at the Vancouver Whitecaps will broadcast on TCN and the team’s home opener on March 11 against Toronto FC will air on CSN. The next three games — March 18 at Orlando City SC, April 1 at D.C. United and April 8 vs. the Portland Timbers — will be shown on TCN.

The Union are coming off an 11-14-9 season and their second-ever trip to the MLS playoffs in which they suffered a first-round exit to Toronto FC.

For the Union’s full 2017 schedule, click here.

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.

Toews notched his fourth career hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:02 left to stave off a spirited rally by the Wild, who began a franchise-record eight-game homestand on Feb. 8 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Toews had a goal and two assists in that one and has 37 points in 35 career games against Minnesota.

Chicago's captain has been chewing up almost everyone else, too, with 20 points in his last 12 games. Toews' wing men Nick Schmaltz and Richard Panik had the other goals, giving the Blackhawks 34 goals in their last eight games. Their first line totaled nine points.

Mikael Granlund's second power-play goal for the Wild brought them within 4-3, before Ryan Suter hit the crossbar with a shot that nearly tied it (see full recap).

Islanders open 9-game road trip with win
DETROIT -- Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.

De Haan's shot from above the left circle was stopped by Petr Mrazek, but the rebound went off Detroit defenseman Xavier Ouellet and the back of the goaltender's left leg and into the net. John Tavares scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a two-goal lead and they coasted to the victory.

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for New York.

Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit and Mrazek finished with 19 saves.

The Islanders, in contention for a wild-card spot, began a stretch of nine straight road games by winning for the third time in four games and improved to 8-13-4 away from home (see full recap).

Crosby, Penguins take care of Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also scored to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounce back from their only loss since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh moved three points behind East-leading Washington and is 7-1-3 since the break.

Jeff Skinner scored for the last-place Hurricanes, who have their second five-game losing streak in the past five weeks. They have been outscored 19-4 during the current slide.

Matt Murray made 29 saves for the Penguins while Cam Ward stopped 19 shots for Carolina (see full recap).