SuperBowl XLIX Betting Tips 2015
Can New England Overcome Distractions To Win Super Bowl?
One thing is for sure when New England
and Seattle meet in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1: All of the footballs will be inflated to their proper pressure.
With all of the distractions surrounding “Deflate-gate,” can the Patriots somehow overcome a smothering Seattle defense and stop the Seahawks powerful running game in an effort to win head coach Bill Belichick a fourth Super Bowl championship
? The issue of whether or not Patriots QB Tom Brady and Belichick knew that game balls had been deflated prior to the AFC Championship has been in the news for days. It will continue as the NFL attempts to find out exactly what happened.
For New England, that may mean two weeks of fielding questions about air pressure in a football instead of focusing on their Super Bowl opponent. And focus is what they will need against a Seahawks team that is playing some of its best football.
Over the course a regular season-ending six-game win streak, the Seattle defense once again proved it is the best in football
. Only Philadelphia (14 points) scored more than seven points. In those final six games, the Seahawks gave up just 39 total points. They finished the season ranked No. 1 against the pass and No. 3 against the run. Deflated balls or not, Brady and the Patriots offense are going to have their work cut out for them against the likes of Richard Sherman and company.
Speaking of Sherman, one of the key matchups will no doubt be Brady versus the veteran cornerback who many believe is the best in the game. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers did not go after Sherman very much in the two meetings that the Packers had with Seattle this season. Brady will likely do the same, not so much avoiding Sherman but looking at other more productive options.
Those options will most likely include All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. While not as productive in the AFC title game, Gronkowski still is a coverage nightmare for most teams. Seattle is one of the few teams that can matchup with strong safety Kam Chancellor. The fifth-year pro out of Virginia Tech is 6-foot-3 and 232 pounds. He has the speed and is physical enough to handle Gronkowski.
When it comes to schemes and strategies, Belichick is among the best. He will find a way to have offensive success against the league’s best defense. Take the AFC Divisional Round as an example. The Baltimore Ravens are one of the better defensive units in the NFL. The Patriots ran the ball just 13 times all game instead relying on the arm of Brady and the timing of their intricate passing game. It paid off as New England threw for 408 yards and scored 35 points.
If the Patriots can put the football incident of the AFC title game behind them and focus on the task ahead, NFL fans may be surprised when New England claims its fourth Super Bowl title
However looking at the facts we have a few things coming together and it is why we think the Seattle Seahawks are the team you want to put your money on.
Bovada has Seattle as point spread of +2 and over/under with under -115. The game at the moment is virtually a coin toss. New England are battling a big investigation looming over their heads and the NFL doesn't like to look bad and are known for blundering their reports or harshly coming down on teams and individuals. Add in the fact that Seattle has made the biggest comeback ever to beat the Green Bay Packers and you got a team that is surprisingly super pumped to be back in the big game. They will want to stomp on the Pats to prove a point that their team is legit and they know they can make the biggest statement of all beating the team that has been arguably the best in the past 10 years.