Super Bowl 49 Betting Odds On Pete Carroll To Beat Bill Belichick

Super Bowl 49 Betting On Bill Belichick To Beat Pete Carroll

Super Bowl 49 will feature a contrasting coaching style with the happiest man in sports going head-to-head against most diabolical mind in sports.

Super Bowl 49 will showcase a contrast in football coaching styles. Will it be the coldly calculating Bill Belichick or the cheerful Pete Carroll who guide their respective teams to victory in Super Bowl 49?

Belichick, who surprisingly enough took over the reigns in New England after Patriots owner Robert Craft fired Carroll, is in his 15th year as Patriots head-coach and is hopeing to join Pittsburgh’s Chuck Noll as the only head-coach to win 4 Super Bowls. Currently he remains the only one to have coached in six Super Bowls.

Standing in his way is Pete Carroll and his Seahawks.

Carroll, in just his fifth year with the Seahawks, is on the precipice of becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl winning head-coach since the aforementioned Belichick’s Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004. The only thing Carroll has that Belichick will never have are the two consecutive college championships he won those same two years, 2003-04.

How To Bet On The Bill Belichick V Pete Carroll Super Bowl 49 Matchup

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

The widely-respected Belichick has compiled a stellar 211-109 career record that looks even more impressive when you throw out the 36-44 mark he compiled in five years as the head coach of the perpetually floundering Cleveland Browns.

In 15 seasons leading the New England Patriots, Belichick has gone 175-65 (.729) while winning three Super bowl titles in five appearances.

The Pats have finished each of the last five seasons inside the top three in winning percentage while doing so eight times since the start of the 2003 season.

Pete Carroll has compiled a solid 83-61 mark in nine years as a NFL head coach while going 50-30 (.6625) over the last five seasons as the head coach of the Seahawks. The former USC leader led Seattle to last season’s Super Bowl title to garner his first championship in the pros after leading USC to three NCAA titles (one was vacated).

Despite his far more impressive record I the NFL, it was Belichick that lavished praise on Carroll, surprising more than a few in attendance.

"Good. Great," Belichick said. "Not a coach in the NFL I respect more than Pete Carroll. He’s a tremendous coach. He and I have kind of come up together in roughly the same era. We’ve both been defensive coordinators, we’ve both been head coaches.

"I have a ton of respect for what Pete does as a coach, how good of a fundamental teacher he is, the way his teams play. I’ve studied him from afar — we’ve never worked together. I’ve studied  Pete from afar over a long period of time. I’ve learned a lot from what he does, and indirectly, I think he’s made me a better coach. I have all the respect in the world for Pete and his staff."

In spite of his praise for Carroll, Bill Belichick is undeniably the best head coach in the game today and if Super Bowl 49 comes down to a late game decision, I believe Bill Belichick has the upper hand not only on Carroll, but every other head coach in the NFL as well.

Here is a look at some of the recent trends that each team has compiled under their famous head coaches.

Seattle is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games as an underdog of two points or less dating back to the 2012 season when Russell Wilson came on board. The Seahawks are 5-5 SU and a blistering 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog or any margin.

New England is 8-2 SU and ATS I their last 10 games as a favorite of two points or less, dating back to 2005. The Pats are 8-2 SU and 5-5 ATS over their last 10 games as a favorite of any margin.

 

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