Early Super Bowl XLIX Line
GLENDALE, AZ (The Spread) – The Super Bowl XLIX matchup is finally set with the Seattle Seahawks set to face the New England Patriots in two weeks. Here is a look at the opening odds for the game.
According to oddsmakers from BetDSI, this game is currently even, with neither team giving any points to the other. The over/under total has been set at 48.5 points. The opening spread actually had Seattle as a 3-point favorite and the spread has quickly dipped to even, perhaps because of New England’s smooth win. The opening total was set at 49 points. The two will meet from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona at 6:30PM ET.
The Seahawks will be looking to claim their second consecutive Super Bowl title. The Patriots were actually the last team to achieve this feat, doing so in 2004 and 2005. Seattle claimed the NFC Championship by beating the Green Bay Packers in OT, 28-22. The Seahawks fell behind 16-0 and had five turnovers in the game, but still found a way to win 28-22. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead the Seahawks in the win.
The Patriots are making their first trip to the Super Bowl in the last three seasons. New England will be playing in its sixth Super Bowl since 2002, with its last championship win coming in 2005. New England advanced to this year’s game with a dominant 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday night. The Pats had just under 400 yards of offense, but got a big game from LeGarrette Blount, who rushed for 148 yards and three scores. Tom Brady added 226 passing yards with three touchdowns.