Super Bowl 49 Odds – Seahawks V Patriots spread goes from 2.5 to pick’em

Super Bowl 49 Odds - Seahawks V Patriots spread goes from 2.5 to pick'em

Super Bowl 49 Odds – Seahawks V Patriots spread goes from 2.5 to pick’em

The early money on Super Bowl XLIX is coming in on the scheming Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots to beat Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots opened up as a 2.5-point underdog at SportBet.com, however, the early birds bet on the Pats and the Super Bowl 49 spread tumbled down to a pick’em less than an hour after the opening line went live.

Super Bowl 49 Odds – Seahawks V Patriots goes from 2.5 to pick’em

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
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Radio: Patriots Vs. Seahawks
Point Spread: Pick ‘Em
Game Total: 49
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

Super Bowl 49 will feature the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s, the NFC’s Seahawks (14-4) will face the AFC’s Patriots (14-4) in the title game at Glendale, Arizona, on February 1st.

The New England Patriots blew out Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game, propelling the Pats to the Super Bowl for the 6th time in the Tom Brady era. They will face the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks who needed late fourth quarter heroics from everyone in blue to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in a game that will be talked about for years.

New England reached its eighth Super Bowl, equaling the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers for most in league history. It’s the sixth time quarterback Brady and coach Bill Belichick made it in the past 14 years; they won trophies after the 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons.

But they lost in their past two appearances, after the 2007 and 2011 seasons, both times against Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

The Legion of Boom will meet Bill Belichick and the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and the oddsmakers already have an idea of who might win. Despite history needing to be made in order for the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl, as no team has won back-to-back Super Bowls since — you guessed it, that Patriots — the Seahawks are the early favorites to win Super Bowl XLIX.

The Seahawks won 24-23 when these two teams last met in 2012, but both teams are so much more different than they were then. The Legion of Boom already has a Super Bowl ring and they’re going for the repeat in dramatic fashion.

Less then a year ago, Seattle beat Peyton and the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl 48. The last time a team repeated as champions was when Belichick and Brady’s Patriots repeated in 2004 and 2005.

Now with coach Pete Carroll, Belichick’s predecessor with the Patriots, and general manager John Schneider in charge, Seattle has the makings of a dynasty, thanks to cool-as-ice QB Russell Wilson, brash cornerback Richard Sherman and the first defense since the 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points and fewest yards two seasons in a row.