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Super Bowl Betting Odds: Seattle Dogs?

Oddsmakers opened the Seattle Seahawks as 2-point favorites in Super Bowl 49 betting odds, but a flood of money on the New England Patriots quickly changed all that.

Now with at least one sportsbook (Bovada) moving the Pats into slight one-point favorite status, an interesting Super Bowl betting trend has come into focus.

There have been 19 teams that returned to the Super Bowl for a second straight year but only five times did that returning team end up being an underdog in the second season.

And how did they do? They lost all five and failed to cover the spread even once.

So history will not be smiling on the Seahawks if the Super Bowl betting volume keeps coming in heavily on the Patriots.

But if they do end up as underdogs, bettors must consider another important trend. As an underdog, Seattle is 19-4-1 ATS since Sept. 25, 2011.

The past two teams to return to the Super Bowl won (New England over the Eagles in Super Bowl 39 and Denver over Atlanta in Super Bowl 33). But before that, the returning team had lost six of eight Super Bowl games on the second try.

“We opened the line essentially at a pick'em, but we’re seeing a ton of Patriots money which has moved the Pats to a 1-point favorite,” said Kevin Bradley, sportsbook manager at Bovada.lv. “It’s not surprising as their blowout against Indy is fresh in people's minds and the Seahawks turnover show did not seem to impress anyone. Looks like we will be big Seahawks fans once again this year."

Super Bowl Betting Odds and Past Teams Returning (Bonus and prop specials? Visit Bovada.)

Game

Returning Team

FaveDog

SU

ATS

Foe

Super Bowl 49

Seattle

?

?

?

New England

Super Bowl 39

New England

Fave by 7

W

L

Philly

Super Bowl 33

Denver

Fave by 7

W

W

Atlanta

Super Bowl 32

Green Bay

Fave by 11

L

L

Denver

Super Bowl 28

Dallas

Fave by 10.5

W

W

Buffalo

Super Bowl 28

Buffalo

Dog by 10.5

L

L

Dallas

Super Bowl 27

Buffalo

Dog by 6.5

L

L

Dallas

Super Bowl 26

Buffalo

Dog by 7

L

L

Washington

Super Bowl 24

San Francisco

Fave by 12

W

W

Denver

Super Bowl 22

Denver

Fave by 3

L

L

Washington

Super Bowl 18

Washington

Fave by 3

L

L

Oakland

Super Bowl 14

Pittsburgh

Fave by 10.5

W

W

LA Rams

Super Bowl 13

Dallas

Dog by 3.5

L

L

Pittsburgh

Super Bowl 10

Pittsburgh

Fave by 7

W

L

Dallas

Super Bowl 9

Minnesota

Dog by 3

L

L

Pittsburgh

Super Bowl 8

Miami

Fave by 6.5

W

W

Minnesota

Super Bowl 7

Miami

Fave by 1

W

W

Washington

Super Bowl 6

Dallas

Fave by 6.5

W

W

Miami

Super Bowl 2

Green Bay

Fave by 13.5

W

W

Oakland

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