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Patriots Vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49 Odds, Prediction & TV/Streaming Info

Super Bowl 49 New England Vs Seattle Free Pick, TV/Live Streaming Info

The defending champion Seattle Seahawks are no longer favored to win Super Bowl XLIX after opening as 2.5 point favorites.

Marshawn Lynch, the Legion of Boom and the Seattle Seahawks (14-4 SU, 10-7-1 ATS, 10-8 O/U) are returning to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in as many seasons on Feb. 1, while Tom Brady, Gronk and the Patriots (14-4 SU, 10-8 ATS, 11-7 O/U) have made it back to the biggest game in sports for the first time since their stunning 2012 loss to the New York Giants. 

There is little question that most everyone is cheering for the Seattle Seahawks outside of the six states that encompass New England in Super Bowl 49. The New England, Brady-Belichick way has enraged football fans across the world thanks to deflate-gate. With no explanation, no remorse and plausable deniability the Patriots are 1.5 point favorites against the banged up defending Super Bowl champions.

The estonishing line volatility was a combination of New England’s dominance of the Colts, the early money coming on the Patriots and injury to Seahawks star CB Richard Sherman.

A Closer Look At My Super Bowl 49 New England Vs Seattle Free Pick, TV/Live Streaming Info

In a major move by NBC, the network announced it will stream all Super Bowl content for free on Feb. 1, including pregame coverage, the game, commercials and the halftime show. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michele Tafoya handling sideline duties.

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: Patriots -1.5
Game Total: 48
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

New England will win Super Bowl 49 if

Belichick can come up with a defensive scheme to stop Beast Mode

Stopping Lynch (1,306 yards, 13 TDs) will likely be easier said than done with Seattle’s BeastMode topping the 1,000-yard plateau and scoring at least 10 rushing touchdowns for the fourth consecutive season. Lynch led the league in touchdowns (17) and put up 157 yards and one score to help the Seahawks outlast Green Bay in the NFC title game.

Even if the Pats can slow down Lynch and force the Seahawks to rely on Wilson’s right arm, there’s still no guarantee they’ll be any better off, especially seeing as how Wilson is 10-0 in his career against Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks (3-0 vs. Aaron Rodgers; 2-0 vs. Eli Manning; 2-0 vs. Peyton Manning; 2-0 vs. Drew Brees; 1-0 vs. Tom Brady). Wilson’s 36-12 record is best in league history for a quarterback during his first three seasons.

"I think their defense and our defense match up well," said former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. "Luck, T.Y. (Hilton), Reggie Wayne, this group of receivers was tough. (The Seahawks) pose their challenges. Russell Wilson is a tough quarterback. He’s a tough athlete. Marshawn Lynch does what he does. They’re champs for a reason. They’ve had the best defense for the last two or three seasons. It’ll be a defensive game. But I don’t want to say too much."

The Pats are going to also have to get a 100-yard rushing performance from enigmatic running back LeGarrette Blount, a few big plays from the Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection while simultaneously shutting down Marshawn Lynch and making the Seahawks a one-dimensional team that is forced to rely on the passing game.

The Patriots have been aided by the rushing of Blount this postseason with the now, fifth-year back rushing for an impressive 148 yards and three touchdowns against Indianapolis in the AFC title game.  They’ll need another similar performance against Seattle but it should be known that the Seahawks finished third against the runs during the regular season.

Seattle will win Super Bowl 49 if

Kam Chancellor can remove Gronk from the equation

If Seattle is going to be successful in its attempt to repeat as league champions, then the Seahawks are also going to have to accomplish several of their goals as well.

First and foremost, the Hawks are going to need to run the ball effectively against a Patriots defense that ranked ninth against the run but allowed at least 104 rushing yards in three of their last five games.

Seattle will also need gifted quarterback Russell Wilson to make at least three big pass plays in the game. After watching Wilson over the course of his young career, even Patriots head coach Bill Belichick knows stopping the game’s best young signal-caller will not be easy.

"He kind of reminds me of watching [Roger] Staubach," Belichick said during a Tuesday morning conference call with the media. "I remember a lot of Staubach’s spectacular running plays where it looked like he was about to get tackled by three or four guys, and he would Houdini it out of there somehow. You see Wilson doing some of the same things."

"[He] has an instinctiveness; he just knows where people are. It looks like he’s going to get tackled and he doesn’t," Belichick added. "You think that he doesn’t see them, but he sees them. He just knows they are there. He has an uncanny sense of awareness of what is around him, good or bad. "I can’t really define it. You can’t really coach it. It’s an awareness that all great players have it, all good players have it. I think he just has it at a higher level. It’s impressive."

Last but not least, the Seahawks’ vaunted defense had better be ready to bring its ‘A’ game against New England’s sure-fire Hall of Famer, Tom Brady. The good news for Seattle betting backers is the fact that Brady has tossed at least one interception in two straight games and five of his last six starts overall.

If Seattle’s ferocious front seven can get after Brady and harass the cerebral signal-caller, they’ll be much better off because of it!

Super Bowl 49 Coach Vs Coach Betting Trends!

If Seattle wins Super Bowl 49, then head coach Pete Carroll will become only the seventh coach to lead his team to consecutive Super Bowl titles, joining Vince Lombardi (Packers), Don Shula (Dolphins), Chuck Noll (Steelers), Jimmy Johnson (Cowboys), Mike Shanahan (Broncos) and Bill Belichick (Patriots).

New England head coach Bill Belichick will make his sixth trip to the Super Bowl as head coach of the Patriots (3-2). Since taking over in 2000, New England has gone 176-65. He is the all-time winningest coach in NFL postseason history with 21 victories or, one more than Dallas Cowboys legend Tom Landry.

Who will win Super Bowl 49?

I picked these two teams to reach Super Bowl 49 long before the start of the regular season so I’m not overly surprised that they’re both in the big dance, even though Seattle almost blew it in last weekend’s NFC title tilt.

Still, I’m going with the Seahawks to win it all. Seattle has now won eight straight games an has the league’s best defense, almost across the board no less as they finished first in points allowed (15.9), pass defense (185.6 ypg) and total defense.

The Seahawks are 3-1 ATS in their last four games and a blistering 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, not to mention, a fantastic 19-7-1 ATS mark in their last 27 games against teams with a winning record.

New England is 9-3 ATS in their last dozen games against a team with a winning record, but just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 playoff games and a winless 0-4 ATS in their last four Super Bowl appearances.

I say play the Seahawks to win and cash in as surprising 1-point underdogs.

My Super Bowl 49 Free Pick: Seattle +1 Point

NFL Pro-Bowl Odds, Final Score Prediction, TV Schedule

NFL Pro-Bowl Odds, Final Score Prediction, TV Schedule

Let’s face it the NFL Pro-Bowl sucks. While All-Star games in other sports, while equally unnecessary, are closer to real game action and play, the way football is played and the logistics involved doesn’t cater well to an All-Star game. The NFL knows this, and that’s why last year the league adapted a format from the NHL All-Star game to include a draft by two the NFL greatest players and personalities: Cris Carter and Michael Irving.

A Closer Look At The NFL Pro-Bowl Odds, My Final Score Prediction, TV Schedule

Matchup: Team Carter vs Team Irvin
Date: Jan. 24, 2015 
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Point Spread: Team Carter -2

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Team Carter Will Beat Team Irvin If

  1. Luck and Brees throw the ball downfield to Green, Hilton, Brown and Nelson – Cris Carter drafted Andrew Luck first on Day 2 in order to get the ball downfield to his top pick, Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown. But, Brown isn’t the only wide receiver that Carter drafted. How about Luck’s go-to-guy T.Y. Hilton, Cincinnati top WR A.J. Green and Green Bay’s top guy Jordy Nelson?
  2. Play Andy Dalton sparingly – Sure, Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton is a Pro Bowler for a reason and Carter did pick up A.J. Green from the Bengals, but with Luck and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees in the fold, do you really need to give Dalton a lot of reps?  Nope, wouldn’t be prudent.
  3. Don’t rush the QB too much – J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali all ended up on Team Carter. That’s four of the top pass rushers in the NFL. But, this is a Pro Bowl. Nobody expects your guys to face plant Team Irvin’s quarterbacks. In fact, doing so could get you kicked out of the league. So, let your guys drop back in pass coverage. And try and pick the ball off.

Team Irvin Will Beat Team Carter If

  1. They run the ball – Michael Irvin drafted a couple of work horses in Dallas running back Demarco Murray and Denver running back C.J. Anderson.  Mark Ingram, New Orleans’ running back, can carry the load as well. Run the ball, chew up clock and keep it out of the hands of Luck and Brees.
  2. Utilize the Dallas Cowboys’ connection – Irvin played for the Cowboys. Jason Garrett , who coaches Team Irvin, is the Dallas Cowboys’ coach. Murray is the Cowboys running back, Jason Witten is the Cowboys’ tight-end and Tony Romo is the Cowboys’ starting quarterback. Why wouldn’t you utilize that familiarity to put points on the board?
  3. Play zone coverage in the secondary – Team Carter is obviously going to try and air it out. You don’t draft the four best receivers in the Pro Bowl and Andrew Luck and Drew Brees unless you want to air it out. Why not play zone coverage and have your Pro Bowl safeties read the QB’s eyes?

Bet On the Team Irvin to Beat Team Carter

Team Irvin has the upper hand in this game. The connection among all of the Dallas players, especially with Romo to Witten and Murray, just seems too strong for Team Carter to overcome.

Although Team Carter has the more name players, Team Irvin figures to present more consistency. Consistency should win out since nobody on defense is going to light up an offensive player. That’s just not what the Pro Bowl is all about.

My NFL Pro-Bowl Final Score Prediction:  Team Irvin 28, Team Carter 21   

Super Bowl 2015 Spread, Free ATS Pick & TV/Live Streaming Info

Super Bowl 2015 Spread, Free ATS Pick & TV/Live Streaming Info

Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks are returning to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in as many seasons on Feb. 1, while Tom Brady, Gronk and the Patriots have made it back to the biggest spectacle in sports for the first time since their heart breaking 2012 loss to the New York Giants

The 2015 Super Bowl spread opened with the defensive minded Seahawks as 2.5 point favorites, but as the bets quickly came in on the Patriots the spread tumbled to a pick ‘em. Now, as recently as today the spread has continued its swing towards in the Pats favor by 1.5 points.

A Closer Look At The Super Bowl 2015 Spread, My Free ATS Pick & TV/Live Streaming Info

In a major move welcomed by cable cutters, NBC announced on Tuesday that it will stream all Super Bowl content for free on Feb. 1, including pregame coverage, the game, commercials and the halftime show, according to AdWeek. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michele Tafoya handling sideline duties.

Previously NBC the Super Bowl in 2012, however this will be the first year where streaming will also include the pregame with Bob Costas and Dan Patrick plus the half-time show featuring Katy Perry, who recently announced that Lenny Kravitz will join her.

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: Patriots -1.5
Game Total: 48
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

The New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl XLIX If

  1. Run the ball – The Patriots have to run the ball. Seattle allowed the Packers to rush for 135 yards from 30 carries. The Patriots don’t necessarily have to rush for a lot of yards, they’ll just need to run the ball enough to keep Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas thinking about cheating up. Because by running the ball, the Patriots will be able to…

  2. Get the ball downfield to Gronk, Edelman and LaFell – Rushing the ball should open things up for all 3 of New England’s top receivers, not to mention Danny Amendola, who has been heating up lately.
  3. Stop the run – It goes without saying that if you stop Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, you’re going to make Seattle’s offense less effective than it normally would be.

The Seattle Seahawks Will Win Super Bowl XLIX If

  1. They get to Brady – Let’s not kid ourselves. Green Bay’s offensive line dominated the Seahawks’ pass rush. The Legion of Boom only laid it on Aaron Rodgers once. A single sack for 7 yards lost? That won’t be good enough versus Brady and the Patriots.

  2. Lynch gets into Beast Mode early – It’s true that Marshawn Lynch gets better as the game wears on, but the Patriots are more like the Packers and there’s no guarantee that Seattle won’t be behind in the fourth quarter again unless Beast Mode starts roaring in the first quarter.
  3. Make it simple for Russell Wilson – Wilson is turning into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he’s still learning the game. Don’t think that you’ll be able to out create the New England Patriots with multiple formations and tons of deception. Just have Russell read the defense, go through his reads, and play a normal game. Nothing fancy.

Bet On New England to Win Super Bowl XLIX

Don’t let Deflate-Gate take anything away from the Patriots. New England should win Super Bowl XLIX because they are more balanced on offense, have a hall of famer at quarterback, and their defense matches up better with Seattle’s defense than Seattle’s offense matches up with New England’s defense.

Brady won’t make the same mistakes that Peyton Manning made in last year’s Super Bowl. He’ll take his time under center while Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ defense should find a way to slow down Marshawn Lynch and confuse QB Russell Wilson. The Pats should roll in this matchup.

My Final Score Prediction:  New England 38, Seattle 20