Now for some deeper Analysis (since its the Super Bowl)|
Here's where Vegas is at. And here's the match-up. Sportsline picks here, and Harmon has Pittsburgh by a point (24-23). Pittsburgh has inched up to basically a 4.0 point favorite. We have the Steelers barely edging the Seahawks. Keep in mind, both Seattle and Pittsburgh played 2 overtime games this year (Seattle: 1-1, Pittsburgh: 0-2). Could it happen this year for the first time in Super Bowl history? Seattle has won 13 of their last 14 games. The Steelers have run off 7 wins in a row (5 of those on the road). Vegas O/U is 47.0 points (4 of the last 6 Super Bowls have been below that). We are slightly lower at 42.6.
At the bottom of the page are a ton of extra stats. And here are past results from all previous Super Bowl's. Our eyeball prediction for a final score is: Pittsburgh 23, Seattle 21. First Half: Pittsburgh 17-7. Second Half: Seattle 14-6.
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Season Game-by-game Point Differentials for Super Bowl 40: Seahawks vs. Steelers.