Super Bowl Betting Odds – Five Reasons the Patriots Will Win Super Bowl 49

Updated: January 30, 2015
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By Charles Jay

Controversy has surrounded the New England Patriots virtually from the time the final gun sounded after the AFC title game. That is because accusations of the Pats deflating footballs began to fly, as if that really had anything to do with the 45-7 beating they administered to the Indianapolis Colts. Super Bowl bettors have not looked upon the Patriots as a team that needed to “cheat” to win games; rather, they have offered enough support to bet the Seattle Seahawks out of the favorite’s position and make this game a pick’em.

In trying to make a case for either team to win, it is necessary to come up with the reasons for such a rationalization. That is what is going to be undertaken here. Can the Patriots prevent the Seahawks from repeating as the world champions? They have the ability to do it, we presume, but it doesn’t hurt to present some evidence.

In the Super Bowl betting odds that have been posted on this game, Vietbet customers can see that it is a pick’em:

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New England Patriots pick ’em vs Seattle Seahawks

Over 47.5 points -110
Under 47.5 points -110

Let’s go 1-5, shall we?

  1. The Patriots are the most efficient offensive team in the NFL, as they have scored one point for every 12.2 yards they have gained. That is an extraordinary figure, and much better than Seattle’s 14.9 in that category.
  2. New England’s defense may be underrated, and that is evidenced by the way they were able to handle Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game, as they held him to just twelve completions in 33 attempts and just 126 yards. So they took the quarterback who threw for more touchdowns than anyone in the league and held him to just 3.8 yards per attempt. The Pats held their opponents below 60% completions, which is outstanding.
  3. The Patriots are extremely versatile on offense. In other words, they are the kind of team where you simply cannot “game plan” to stop the run or pass. Consider that they were able to come back from two touchdowns down – TWICE – against the Baltimore Ravens without even using the running game. They totaled FOURTEEN rushing yards in the contest, which was the lowest figure for any team to win an NFL post-season game, and they didn’t hand the ball to a running back once in the second half. Then they turned around against the Colts and beat them down to the tune of 177 yards rushing, led by the new workhorse, LaGarrette Blount. So Vietbet patrons literally can’t expect any real bias, one way or the other, from them.
  4. They are extremely good in the red zone, getting there 4.2 times per game, more than any other team in the NFL, and they have scored touchdowns 62% of the time in those situations. Meanwhile, Seattle has allowed opponents to score TD’s on 57% of their red zone trips.
  5. The Patriots are not going to allow Seattle to get a lot of pressure on Tom Brady, who suffered only 21 sacks on the season. Brady has only been pressured 28% of the time on pass attempts, and that represents exemplary performance on the part of the New England offensive line, which has jelled to the point where they had the second best rate of sacks (only 4.4%) in the league. Left tackle Nate Solder has not allowed a quarterback sack in his last five games.

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