The 2015 Super Bowl is set for this Sunday and the latest odds have come out this week, with the New England Patriots favored against the Seattle Seahawks.
The game, which is set for February 1 at 6:30 p.m. EST, has an over-under of 47.5, according to OddsShark. People can bet on whether the two teams will combine to score more than that number, or less (over or under).
The current spread if the Patriots -1. That means, if you bet on the Seahawks to cover the spread, you are predicting they will lose the game by fewer points than the spread.
The moneyline is -115 for the Patriots. This means that if you bet $115 on the Patriots, you’ll win $100. The Seahawks are at -105.
Be cautious about New England being favorites, though. The underdogs have won six of the last seven Super Bowls. The Seahawks were underdogs last season but trounced the Denver Broncos. New England was also the favored team in Super Bowl XLVI, but were upset by the New York Giants.
There are also a number of prop bets for the big game, or very specific bets on a number of aspects. For instance, there are bets on who will win the Super Bowl XLIX MVP–Tom Brady (9/5), Russell Wilson (7/2), and Marshawn Lynch (5/1) are on the top.
Another bet is the first player to score a touchdown–Lynch (11/2), Rob Gronkowski (13/2), and LeGarrette Blount (9/1) are on the top.
There are a number of prop bets for each player, such as one on whether Tom Brady’s first pass will be complete, incomplete, or an interception; and another on whether Brady will throw an interception or a touchdown first.
Other prop bets are about fringe aspects of the game. One wonders whether Bill Belichick’s hoodie will be sleeves cut or sleeves intact, while another wonders how many times Gisele Bundchen will be shown on television during the game. There’s even one about what Katy Perry will be wearing when she begins the halftime show (pants below knees, shorts above knees, or a skirt or dress).