The Seattle Seahawks opened as favorites at the online sportsbooks on the betting odds for Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots, with that game set to take place on Sunday, February 1 in Glendale, Arizona.
Russell Wilson and the defending-champion Seahawks opened as 2-point favorites on the Super Bowl XLIX odds, although some sportsbooks had that line at just Seattle -1 or a pick’em not long after the AFC Championship Game came to a merciful end on Sunday night.
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The Seahawks won but didn’t cover against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on the weekend, rallying for a 28-22 overtime victory as an 8.5-point home favorite in that OVER result at the sportsbooks. Seattle topped the Carolina Panthers 31-17 in their playoff opener in a PUSH result as 14-point home favorites in that OVER game.
The Patriots had no trouble covering a 7-point spread at home in a 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game – an UNDER result for totals bettors despite the Pats’ offensive explosion. New England beat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31 and didn’t cover a 7-point spread at home in the Divisional Round in an OVER result.
Super Bowl XLIX Opening Betting Line:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
New England vs. Seattle (-2), 6:30pm ET (U of Phoenix Stadium)