If you haven’t set in your Super Bowl bets yet, there’s still time. The point spread is small because this year, two formidable teams are battling it out for the prestigious title. Both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have won big before, and now it’s time to see which will add another trophy to their shelf.
The Patriots are early 2-point favorites. They have a 9-7 record against the spread this season whereas the Seahawks have a slightly better 10-6 record ATS. Both teams have matching 12-4 records straight up. When the Patriots and Seahawks last squared off in 2012, the latter took home the victory. If the 24-23 score from that game is to serve as a jump-off point for this matchup, the established point spread seems about right.
If the Patriots are to eke out the victory on Super Bowl Sunday, they’ll need their franchise player to play like the MVP favorite he’s listed as in the sportsbook. Brady leads all MVP betting options with 8/5 odds, and Wilson and Marshawn Lynch trail with 7/2 and 4/1 odds respectively. The game total is 48.5 with even moneylines for the over and under as we go to press.