Super Bowl Facts and Figures

Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on Sunday February 1 in Glendale, Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

Before the kickoff, bettors will have loads of data to peruse to help them decide the best opportunity they will have to walk away a winner at the betting window.

Here are a number of Super Bowl facts to consider.

  • New England has not won the Super Bowl in 10 seasons. In each of New England’s three Super Bowl victories, the team built leads of double-digits during the game. In each of their four losses, the Patriots never had a lead of over 8 points.
  • The Patriots were OVER in 11 games this season. However, against four NFC opponents, the Patriots were over only once.
  • Tom Brady the star quarterback for the Patriots wears No. 12. Including the five Super Bowls he has played in, quarterbacks sporting No. 12 on their jerseys are 14-12 in Super Bowls, with the last winner being Aaron Rodgers in Super Bowl XLV for Green Bay.
  • This is the 13th appearance by a team currently playing in the NFC West. The previous 12 were 7-5.
  • Head coaches that are appearing for the second time in the Super Bowl have an all-time record of 14-8. This is Pete Carroll’s second trip.
  • In the previous 48 Super Bowls, the underdog has won outright 15 times. The largest upset was in 1969 in Super Bowl III when the Baltimore Colts lost to the New York Jets 16-7. The Jets were underdogs by 18 points.
  • Seattle gave up 16.3 points per game this season, which was No. 1 in the NFL. Seattle was also the league leaders last season in scoring defense.
  • Seventeen Super Bowls have been played inside a dome or a stadium with a retractable roof. In those 17 games, the favorite is 12-5 straight up and 9-6-2 against the spread. The UNDER has gone 10-7.
  • Brady and Bill Belichick have won 20 postseason games since 2001. Over that span of playoff appearances, New England is 20-8 SU but just 12-15-1 ATS.
  • In its past eight games played, Seattle has given up a combined 78 points. Seattle is 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS in those eight games.
  • The OVER has cashed 24 times in the previous 48 Super Bowls. In the last four Super Bowls, the OVER is 3-1.
  • Quarterbacks have won the Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl 26 times and four of the past five.
  • Seattle allowed just 27 touchdowns in their 16 regular season games, which was second in the league. In the postseason, they have allowed three with none on the ground.
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