If the point spread stays at its current number, this year’s Super Bowl between the Seahawks and Patriots will be the narrowest odds for the Big Game since San Francisco was a 1-point favorite over Cincinnati in the 1982 contest.
Nearly all sportsbooks have the Patriots as slight favorites, most putting the spread at 1 point. Bovada has the Pats as 2-point favorites and some books have the game as a “PICK.”
The over-under is pretty consistent across the board with most places setting the number at 47.5 total points.
This is the Patriots 7th Super Bowl appearance. They were double-digit underdogs in the first 2, but have been favored in the 5 since.
Seattle is making its second-straight Super Bowl trip. The Seahawks were mostly 2.5-point underdogs to the Broncos a year ago, but won handily 43-8.
Here are the lines and odds you need to know:
Super Bowl Point Spread
Pinnacle Sports: Seahawks -1
Bovada: Patriots -1.5
Westgate: Seahawks -1
BetOnline: Patriots -1
MGM Mirage: PICK
William Hill: PICK
Golden Nugget: PICK
For the season, the Patriots are 14-4 straight up and 10-8 against the spread. That includes the playoffs, where they are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS.
The Seahawks are also 14-4 straight up, but 11-6-1 against the spread. Playoff-wise, Seattle is 2-0 SU and 1-0-1 ATS (according to Bovada’s odds).
The underdog has won 6 of the past 7 Super Bowls and 10 of the past 13.
The underdog has won the past 3 Super Bowls straight up.
Super Bowl Over-Under
Pinnacle Sports: 47
MGM Mirage: 47.5
William Hill: 47.5
Golden Nugget: 47.5
According to Bovada.lv, the Patriots have hit the UNDER in 3 of the past 5 games.
The Seahawks have won the OVER in 3 of the past 5, including both playoff games.
The OVER-UNDER is 7-7 in the past 14 Super Bowls.
The OVER has won in 3 of the past 4 Super Bowls.
Super Bowl Money Line
Pinnacle Sports: Seahawks 1.869 … Patriots 2.040
Westgate: Seahawks -120 … Patriots +100
BetOnline: Seahawks -105 … Patriots -115
MGM Mirage: Seahawks -110 … Patriots -110
William Hill: Seahawks -110 … Patriots -110
Golden Nugget: OFF