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Pats vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49 Expert Picks

Patriots vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49 Expert Picks

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are a pick ‘em on the Super Bowl 49 spread betting board and if that holds this will be the first Super Bowl without a betting favorite or underdog.

A Super Bowl without a spread stems from the NFL oddsmakers believing that these two teams are beyond evenly matched. The anecdote "Any Given Sunday" will be at play come Super Bowl 49.

Madden 15 by EA Sports looks to rebound with its Super Bowl 49 expert pick of New England beating Seattle 28-24 after incorrectly predicting a Denver Broncos’ victory last season. (To be fair, it predicted the winning team the previous eight out of 10 times.)

Super Bowl XLIX
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Feb 1st, 2015 
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Point Spread: Pick ‘Em
Game Total: 47.5
Click here for Live Super Bowl XLIX Odds

TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Radio: Patriots Vs. Seahawks

Play by Play: Al Michaels
Color Commentary: Cris Collinsworth
Sideline: Michele Tafoya
Pregame Hosts: Bob Costas & Dan Patrick
Halftime Analysts: Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison & Hines Ward
Vince Lombardy Trophy Presenter: Dan Patrick

Below are Super Bowl 49 expert picks from analysts, athletes and sportscasters from around the country:

Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboys running back: Seattle

"I gotta go with defense. Defense wins championships and [Seattle] got one of the best defenses out there in the game today."

Dan Marino, former Dolphins quarterback and CBS analyst: Seattle

"I’m leaning toward Seattle, because the way they play defense, they can get after the quarterback."

Frank Caliendo, comedian, man of a thousand faces: New England.

"I think the Patriots will score six more points than the Seahawks’ 18."

Adam Schefter, NFL Insider: Patriots

"New England deflates Seattle’s hopes of repeating."

Tedy Bruschi, 3x Super Bowl Champion and NFL Live analyst: New England

"Stephen Gostkowski joins Adam Vinatieri in history, kicking the game-winning field goal for the Patriots as time expires."

Cris Carter, former Vikings start WR and Sunday NFL Countdown analyst: New England

"I just think New England with Gronk, and the way they’re running the football, and their defense played exceptionally well."

Mike Ditka, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl-winning coach and Sunday NFL Countdown analyst: Seattle.

"I just think there’s more balance there. It’s not just Tom Brady."

Mike Golic, co-host of ESPN Radio’s”Mike & Mike: Seahawks

"Like last year, Seattle’s defense is too smothering, even for the multifaceted Patriots offense."

Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike: Seattle

"One of the great defenses of all time — and Marshawn Lynch."

Ray Lewis, 2x Super Bowl Champion: Seattle

"With a win, this Seattle defense has the chance to go down as one of the best in history."

Chris Mortensen, Senior NFL analyst: New England

"The Patriots will have more answers for the Seahawks’ offense, while LeGarrette Blount will present problems for Seattle. Still a pick ‘em game."

Super Bowl 2015 Betting On The Seahawks To Win

Super Bowl 2015 Betting On The Seahawks To Win

The Super Bowl 2015 is finally here and after the greatest Super Bowl media week ever thanks to the incorrigible Marshawn Lynch. Now it’s time to settle the score where it should be settled, on the gridiron.

Seattle goes into the game with a real good shot at winning the Super Bowl for the second straight time. In the history of the NFL, repeat winners have occurred 8 times. Teams going back to the Super Bowl and losing after winning the season before has only happened 3 times.

Super Bowl XLIX
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Feb 1st, 2015 
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Point Spread: Pick ‘Em
Game Total: 47.5
Click here for Live Super Bowl XLIX Odds

TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Radio: Patriots Vs. Seahawks

Play by Play: Al Michaels
Color Commentary: Cris Collinsworth
Sideline: Michele Tafoya
Pregame Hosts: Bob Costas & Dan Patrick
Halftime Analysts: Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison & Hines Ward
Vince Lombardy Trophy Presenter: Dan Patrick

Betting Analysis On How Seattle Can Win Super Bowl 49

Seattle has a good shot at winning the Super Bowl based on that trend alone. But, like New England stopping the run, there is one key regarding Seattle that is likely to determine whether or not they are the ones talking, smiling while wearing victorious T-shirts and baseball caps, and holding up the Lombardi Trophy while confetti rains down on their heads on Feb. 1.

The one key for a Seattle Seahawks victory on Sunday is how well they defend Rob Gronkowski. New England’s entire offense revolves around the big tight-end. Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels run schemes off of what defenses do to stop the best tight-end in football.

What Seattle should do, and what most football analysts agree they won’t do, is put Richard Sherman on Gronk. Kam Chancellor isn’t a good enough cover corner to stop Gronk. Neither is Earl Thomas, who simply is too small to handle such a gigantic individual, nor is Bruce Irvin or Bobby Wagner or K.J. Wright, Seattle’s three excellent linebackers who are fantastic at stopping the rush.

The Seahawks’ defense, as good as it is, gave up 11 touchdowns to tight-ends this season. That ranks it third in the NFL in the category. Now, it faces the top tight-end throwing offense with the best tight-end in football in the Super Bowl. Seattle has to realize that their one, most important, flaw on defense is New England’s best, most important, advantage on offense.

The thing that they have to do is put their best cover corner, Richard Sherman, on Rob Gronkowski. If Seattle doesn’t, it could be a long day for their defense, which means they’d likely end up as losers in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 2015 Betting Tips On How The Patriots Can Win

Super Bowl 2015 Betting Tips On How The Patriots Can Win

The Super Bowl 2015 is finally here and after two weeks of non-stop Deflategate, it’s time to settle the score where it should be settled, on the football field.

There are particular battles within the 2015 Super Bowl that’s likely to determine who wins the game. Since the 2015 Super Bowl betting spread is likely to be from 0 to no more than a point, definitely not more than a point and a half, the one thing that sports bettors can be assured of is that neither team, New England nor Seattle, has a huge edge over the other.

Super Bowl 2015
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Feb 1st, 2015 
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Point Spread: Pick ‘Em
Game Total: 47.5
Click here for Live Super Bowl XLIX Odds

TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Radio: Patriots Vs. Seahawks

Play by Play: Al Michaels
Color Commentary: Cris Collinsworth
Sideline: Michele Tafoya
Pregame Hosts: Bob Costas & Dan Patrick
Halftime Analysts: Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison & Hines Ward
Vince Lombardy Trophy Presenter: Dan Patrick

Betting Analysis On New England Winning Super Bowl 49

In the Patriots’ 4 losses this season, they’ve done one thing bad on defense and that’s stop the run. Versus Miami in Week 1, New England lost 33 to 20. The Dolphins rushed for 191 yards on 38 carries. In the September 29 loss to Kansas City, the game that led many football handicappers to put a fork into the Pats, New England got drubbed 41 to 14. The Chiefs rushed for 207 yards from 38 carries. Green Bay rushed for 130 yards from 29 carries in a 21 to 26 Green Bay loss and Buffalo rushed for 104 yards from 33 carries in a 9 to 17 loss in Week 17.

Almost as important is the fact that New England almost lost to the New York Jets twice this season as a huge favorite in both matchups. The Jets are one of the top rushing teams in the NFL and have a stunningly good defense just like Seattle has.

So, for New England to win this game they’re going to pretty much have to do one thing well, and that’s defend against the rush. Seattle will not make the same mistake that they did against Green Bay, where they failed to run Marshawn Lynch enough in the first half and they didn’t give Russell Wilson enough zone read plays.

Seattle is going to run right at New England. If the Patriots wish to hoist the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, they’ll have to find a way to keep Seattle from dominating them in the ground game.