Super Bowl 50 Lines: Why You Should Bet on the Patriots

Posted by Eric Williams on Saturday,January 9, 2016 12:05, EST in

If you’re an NFL betting enthusiast that is thinking about backing the New England Patriots odds to win Super Bowl 50 and you’re looking for reasons why you should bet on the Pats to bring home the bacon, then you’re in luck!

Thanks to this expert betting analysis on New England’s chances of winning back-to-back Super Bowl titles, you’re going to have a great idea of whether or not New England can accomplish their quest of winning consecutive titles.

The Tom Brady Effect On Super Bowl 50 Lines

Whether you love him or loathe him, there’s no denying that Patriots future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady increases his team’s chances of winning it all, simply by being on the field.

Brady finished fourth in passer rating (102.2) and third in passing yards (4,770) not to mention the fact that he’s also the most accomplished passer in postseason history, having won an insane 72.4 percent of his playoff starts while compiling a stellar 21-8 record.

Brady looked like the league’s MVP for a long time this season – until his offensive weapons started dropping like flies. Still, having Brady on their sideline gives the Pats a great chance of winning it all.

Bill Belichick

Again, it doesn’t matter whether you like Bill Belichick or despise him like your worst enemy, the fact of the matter is that Belichick is the best head coach in the game today and will have the edge over any other coach he goes up against in the postseason. New England has gone 8-1 in divisional-round playoff games under Belichick when they get a first-round bye like this year.

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Tom Brady is one of the quarterback with most NFL playoff experience in the league.

The Patriots Defense

Sure, the Patriots don’t have any ‘big-name’ players on defense, but what they do have is a sound scheme that helped them finish ninth in total defense, ninth against the run and 10th in points allowed. New England’s 49 sacks this season (2nd) mark the highest total the Pats have recorded since Belichick took over as head coach in 2000.

Home Field Advantage

Unless they face the Denver Broncos, the Patriots will have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and that’s a definite plus.

The bottom line is that, even with all of their injuries, I wouldn’t put anything past the incomparable Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.