How To Bet The Total On Super Bowl 49 & My Over/Under Free PickJosh Bailey
The total for the Over/Under bet on Super Bowl 49 has fluctuated between 48 (the opening SB49 total) and 47. It now stands at 47.5, but it could go back up to 48, or down to 47 depending on where the money lands before kickoff. So far 55% of the public believes that the game will go over the total set by NFL oddsmakers and have shown it by betting on the over for Super Bowl 49.
How To Bet The Total On Super Bowl 49 & My Over/Under Free Pick
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
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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
Although Seattle only gives up 15.9 points per game on average, they did allow Carolina to score 17 in the divisional game and Green Bay to score 22 in the NFC Championship. Both of those games went over the totals. In fact, in the Seahawks last 3 games, the over is 3 and 1. Seattle put up 35 versus Arizona, 31 against Carolina and 28 versus the Packers. That makes the Seahawks a high-scoring team.
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The Seahawks face a defense in New England that allows 19.6 points per game. Before the playoffs, the total went over only twice in the Patriots’ last 7 games. But once the playoffs hit, the total is now 2 and 0 on New England games. The Patriots thumped the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 and had to rally to beat Baltimore 35 to 31. Seattle has a much better rushing attack than the Colts do, which means that it’s likely that New England will give up a few touchdowns in the Super Bowl to the defending champs.
On the other side of the equation, Seattle had trouble stopping Green Bay’s offense with a banged up Aaron Rodgers. They did a good job keeping Rodgers off balance, but the Packers were able to move the ball with their rushing attack. New England’s offense is too balanced and too good to not get into the end zone at least 3 times in this matchup.
This figures to be a high-scoring affair between two of the better offenses in the NFL. Defenses matter, but Tom Brady is not Peyton Manning. He and Bill Belichick are going to come up with a suitable game plan to put points on the board. The hope is that Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll devise their own plan to outscore the Patriots. In any case, over the total looks good.