New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting
- Updated: January 20, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM EST Sunday February 1, 2015, NBC
History has favored the point spread underdog recently with the dog winning the last three Super Bowls and covering the spread in 10 of the last 13 championships. Although the Seahawks opened as a 2 point favorite the spread was quickly bought down to pick’em by New England backers. The Patriots are coming off a huge victory over the Colts making it like a walk in the park winning 45-7 in the AFC Championship game and easily covering the 7-8 point spread. New England’s power house running back LeGarrette Blount put up 148 rush yards against the Colts and the Patriots defense held Andrew Luck to just 126 passing yards and forced two picks.
The Seahawks overtime win against the Green Bay Packers had many bettors shaking their heads as they were outplayed were very lucky to take the NFC Championship game to overtime after being outplayed for 55 minutes. On the season the Patriots are 14-4 straight up with an against the spread mark of 10-8. The Seahawks are an identical 14-4 and 11-7 or 10-6-1 depending on the closing number you use on the Divisional Playoff Round game.
Against the over/under line New England is 10-8 to the over while Seattle is also 10-8 on the total line after both playoff games sailed “Over” the posted line.
In their last games the Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in OT in the NFC title game and the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC title game.
This game is being held at the U of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Point Spread: PICK
Over/Under Total Line: 48.5
Moneyline: Patriots -110 / Seahawks -110
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
New England Patriots: 14-4 SU 10-8 ATS
Seattle Seahawks: 14-4 SU 10-7-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• NE is 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• NE is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 playoff games.
• NE has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
• SEA is 19-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• SEA is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff games.
• SEA has an Under record of 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a winning record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
New England Patriots: 31.34
Seattle Seahawks: 29.99
Key Player Injuries
[C] 01/19/2015 – Bryan Stork “?” Sunday vs. Seattle ( Knee )
[CB] 12/27/2014 – Alfonzo Dennard IR ( Hamstring )
[DT] 12/17/2014 – Dominique Easley IR ( Knee )
[WR] 12/04/2014 – Aaron Dobson IR ( Hamstring )
[RB] 10/14/2014 – Stevan Ridley IR ( Knee )
[LB] 10/14/2014 – Jerod Mayo IR ( Knee )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Cameron Gordon IR ( Undisclosed )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – James Morris IR ( Undisclosed )
[WR] 09/04/2014 – Greg Orton IR ( Achilles )
[RB] 09/04/2014 – Tyler Gaffney IR ( Knee )
[S] 01/19/2015 – Jeron Johnson “?” Sunday vs. New England ( Elbow )
[WR] 01/19/2015 – Paul Richardson IR ( Knee )
[T] 01/19/2015 – Justin Britt “?” Sunday vs. New England ( Knee )
[S] 01/19/2015 – Earl Thomas probable Sunday vs. New England ( Shoulder )
[CB] 01/19/2015 – Richard Sherman probable Sunday vs. New England ( Elbow )
[DT] 01/08/2015 – Jordan Hill IR ( Calf )
[LB] 12/05/2014 – Kevin Pierre-Louis IR ( Shoulder )
[TE] 11/12/2014 – Zach Miller IR ( Ankle )
[DT] 11/11/2014 – Brandon Mebane IR ( Hamstring )
[DE] 11/06/2014 – Greg Scruggs IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – Jesse Williams IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – D’Anthony Smith IR ( Undisclosed )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Heath Farwell IR ( Groin )
[TE] 09/23/2014 – Anthony McCoy IR ( Achilles )
Superbowl 49 Free Gambling Pick
We believe this comes down to who can run the ball better and we feel that the Seahawks will be that team. Seattle has out gained their opponent on the ground in 16 of their 18 games this season putting the odds in their favor of that event recurring against the Patriots.
Take the Seattle Seahawks at pick’em