Now that “Deflate Gate” is finally behind us, let’s focus our efforts on the latest New England Patriots betting odds to win Super Bowl XLIX.
Although the Patriots have won 3 Super Bowls in their franchise’s existence, it may be of note that the Patriots are only 1-5-1 against the spread in each of their Super Bowl appearances. When you look at the straight up stats, the Patriots are only 3-4 in Super Bowl appearances. According to popular online sports books, New England is currently a 1 point favorite over the Seahawks. The Seahawks didn’t do their current betting odds any favors by playing poorly against the Packers. Many fans argue that the Packers lost the NFC championship versus the Seahawks playing well enough to win it. Regardless of that fact, the Patriots win over the Colts looked much more impressive than the Seahawks win over the Packers which is why the defending Super Bowl champions are the slight underdogs in this match up.
In regards to point spread stats for the Patriots throughout the entire post season era of Belichick and Brady, the Patriots are only 5-10 against the spread. This coincides with the Patriots knack for winning close games in the playoffs when other teams just can’t seem to get it done. With New England gaining a small edge in the point spread, don’t look for the line to move any more than this and if it does move, it will likely move back to a pick’em game.