A Matchup History LessonOne of the first things that you have to consider is how these two teams have fared when going head to head. Since they are in different conferences, they don’t really get to meet very often, and have in fact only met 6 times going back to 1992. What may come as a bit of a surprise, especially given the dominance of the Patriots in the Brady era, is that Seattle holds a 4-2 record SU against their Super Bowl opponents. Their last meeting came back in 2012, and it was Seattle who ran out 24-23 winners on that occasion. New England Patriots Betting Trends New England is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New England’s last 8 games Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games Seattle is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing New England Another stat to look at is how each team compares when playing teams with a winning record. As you might expect, both teams have a solid history there, with Seattle going 17-7 SU over the past three seasons, while the Patriots went 16-9. There really isn’t much there to separate them. This season, when the spread was set between 42.5 and 49 points, as it is on Sunday, New England went 9-3 SU, while Seattle went 8-4. Are you beginning to see a pattern here? Both teams are very close in the stats, which is why the bookies have made this game a Pick ‘em play.