2015 Super Bowl Betting

seattle-new-england-super-bowl-bettingThe 2015 Super Bowl is now set, with the Seattle Seahawks taking on the New England Patriots. There are very interesting stories behind both teams’ rise to Super Bowl XLIX, but for entirely different reasons.

In the case of the Patriots, they booked their ticket to Glendale, Arizona via a dominating 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, their win has since been marred by what’s been dubbed “Deflate-gate.” Folliowing the game, an investigation revealed that 11 of the 12 footballs that the Patriots used during the AFC Championship game were deflated. It’s since been said that Tom Brady had the balls deflated so that he could get a better grip in the rainy weather. Some are so outraged by the incident that they’re calling for New England to be banned from playing in the big game.

That’s unlikely to happen, meaning they’ll still face the defending champion Seahawks, who edged Green Bay in a 28-22 overtime contest. This game seemed to be Green Bay’s as they led 19-7 and intercepted Russell Wilson midway through the fourth quarter. But somehow, Seattle dug deep and staged an impressive comeback that pushed the game to overtime and gave them a chance to defend their title.

Both teams come into this contest highly decorated, as you can see from our very close line at GTBets.eu:

New England Patriots -1 (-110)
Seattle Seahawks (-110)

Just based on the 2015 Super Bowl betting line alone, you can see that this is expected to be a tight contest. New England is playing in their sixth Super Bowl with Tom Brady at QB and Bill Belichick as head coach. Meanwhile, Seattle hopes to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowl titles.

A week ago, Seattle seemed like an unstoppable force, anchored by their stout defense. However, they struggled mightily with Green Bay and, overall, looked like the inferior team in the NFC Championship. Will this scare motivate Seattle to get back to their dominate ways?

russell-wilsonIt mostly depends upon Russell Wilson, who, prior to the NFC Championship, held the best postseason passer rating of all time. But he had a disastrous game, throwing four interceptions before rallying his team for 15 points in the final 2:09 of regulation. Regardless of how Wilson plays, though, Seattle knows for sure that they can count on their “Legion of Boom” defense to deliver once again. Furthermore, running back Marshawn Lynch should have some exciting plays left in him too.

Assuming the Patriots hadn’t crushed the Colts so badly, maybe they wouldn’t be favored at online sportsbooks. However, they did, and the Pats displayed a truly all-around offensive attack while doing so. From Brady to LeGarrette Blount to Rob Gronkowski, this offense is impossible to stop at times.

But it’s worth mentioning that New England has something to offer on the other side of the ball too. They held star QB Andrew Luck to 12-of-33 passing, 126 yards, two interceptions and a 23.0 passer rating – his lowest of the year.

Taking everything into account, both the Patriots and Colts appear to be worthy title contenders. So it’ll definitely be interesting to see how things play out from a betting perspective.

Final Score Prediction: New England 24-20

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