There are seemingly more Super Bowl bets and propositions than stars in the sky at this juncture, but that is, of course, a good thing for those who like to have a little more than a rooting interest on the big game. The vast number of available wagering options makes it easy to cherry pick the ones you either like or believe represent the best value. It turns out I have done that very thing this week, combing through the NFL odds board at Bovada.lv for what I hope are diamonds in the rough come February 1. I discovered at least a handful of 2015 Super Bowl picks that I expect to come through next weekend and I have listed them below.
2015 Super Bowl Picks: NFL Betting Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
Race to 10 Points –
New England Patriots -115
Seattle Seahawks -115
Neither Team +3500
Take the Seahawks at -115 odds. Seattle and New England both won the race to 10 points in 13 of their 18 games, but the Seahawks have been more adept at doing it of late. Seattle has beat seven of its last eight opponents to the 10-point mark as it held five of those teams under 10 total points.
Totals Points – Odds or Even –
Take Even at +110 odds. Nine of the Patriots 18 games finished with an even total while 14 of Seattle’s 18 games ended with an even point total. Why not play the percentages?
Will New England Score a Touchdown in the First Quarter –
Take NO at -135 odds. The Patriots scored a first quarter touchdown in nine of their 18 games, but they have failed to do so five times in their last seven outings.
Tom Brady – Total Passing Yards –
Over 260.5 (-130)
Under 260.5 (+100)
Take the Under 260.5 at +100 NFL Odds. Seattle’s defense has allowed more than 260.5 passing yards just four times all season while Brady has thrown under that total three times in his last four games.
Russell Wilson – Total Passing Yards –
Over 219.5 (-125)
Under 219.5 (-105)
Take the Under at -105 NFL odds. Russell Wilson has thrown for 220 or more yards just seven times in 18 games and he is going against a Patriots defense that has held four of its last six opponents to 191 or fewer passing yards.