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2015 Super Bowl odds: Seahawks slim favorite over Patriots during bye week

The Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49. The Seahawks are a slim favorite between two preseason Super Bowl favorites. Here is a quick rundown of some betting statistics for both teams.

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Editor's Update: As noted in the comments, and HERE, some sportsbooks are moving the Patriots into favorite status.

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots face off in Super Bowl 49 a week on February 1, and the spread is very close in the bye week. The Seahawks opened as a two-point favorite, but the line has come down to one or 1.5-points, depending on the sportsbook you choose. The total is set at 48 points, and will not change barring any particularly big news.

The Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl with a 28-22 win over the Green Bay Packers, but failed to cover a spread that had climbed as high as eight points. The Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 the week before, but could only push against a 14-point spread. Including the playoffs, the Seahawks have been favored in 16 of 18 games, and will likely make it 17 of 19 with the Super Bowl.

Seattle is back in the Super Bowl for the second straight season, looking for the rare Lombardi repeat. The Seahawks thrashed the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48, easily winning outright as a two-point underdog. Seattle's 43-8 victory also went OVER the 47.5-point total. New England returns to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl 46. The Patriots have faced the New York Giants in each of their last two Super Bowl appearances. They were favored in both, and lost in both. Since upsetting the St. Louis Rams as a 14-point underdog in Super Bowl 36, the Patriots are 2-2 SU, but 0-4 ATS in Super Bowl appearances.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Seattle's 18 games this season. It has gone OVER in 10 of New England's 18 games, as well. The total went OVER in Seattle's Super Bowl win last season, and has gone OVER in three straight Seahawks playoff games. The total has alternated between OVER and UNDER in New England's last seven playoff games. It has gone UNDER in four of the Patriots five Super Bowl appearances.