The AFC Championship game features the Denver Broncos hosting the New England Patriots and representing the NFC is the San Francisco 49ers visiting the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos are favored over the Patriots and the Seahawks are expected to beat the 49ers, meaning the Broncos would meet the Seahawks in the 2014 Super Bowl. But what if it doesn’t turn out as expected? Oddsmakers at Bovada have the odds out on the exact Super Bowl matchup and the exact Super Bowl Outcome. Oddsmakers have the chance of the Seahawks and Patriots meeting in the 2014 Super Bowl listed at 13/4 odds. For that to happen the Patriots have to win in Denver, which is no easy task. But, if there was ever a team to do so it would be the Patriots. Below is my preview on the chances of a Seahawks vs Patriots Super Bowl matchup.
If the Seahawks and Patriots play in the big game oddsmakers have the Seahawks beating the Patriots at 9/2 odds and the chances of the Patriots winning at 10/1.
Patriots vs Broncos prediction. As far as playoff production, Tom Brady hasn’t been statistically much better than Peyton Manning. Where there is a difference is how they perform in key moments. As with most games between these two teams, it will probably come down to which offense has the final possession. Given that situation, you have to go with Brady. Without cornerback Chris Harris Jr., the Patriots should be able to keep pace with a Denver offense that isn’t firing on all cylinders right now.
Head to Head Trends:
Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Denver.
49ers vs Seahawks prediction. Since the start of the 2011 season, head coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are 2-1 in front of the “12th Man” when they host the 49ers. Look for them to make it 3-1, thanks in large part to the ferocious play of the Legion of Boom and the relentless pressure from defensive ends Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Chris Clemons. In nine home games this season (playoffs included), the trio of pass-rushers amassed 10.5 quarterback sacks and five forced fumbles. With that being said, it’s hard not to like Seattle’s odds in its biggest game of the year.
Head to Head Trends:
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
Favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Seattle.
49ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Bottom Line: the possibility of the Patriots beating the Broncos can easily happen and I think it will. The Seahawks defense will shut down Kaepernick and his offense, meaning a Patriots vs Seahawks clash in the 2014 Super Bowl. We recommend you signup with Bovada to receive a 10% signup bonus before Super Bowl Sunday.