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2015 Super Bowl: Prediction machine says Seahawks will be champs

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Sorry, Cardinals fans.

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We are just a few days from the big game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49th Super Bowl is this Sunday and everyone will be watching a viewing audience approaching 200 million is expected.

Who will win? Well, if we are to believe the Prediction Machine, the Seattle Seahawks will be defending champs. The machine simulated the game 50,000 times and the Seahawks were winners 57 percent of the time, winning by an average of 24-20.

If you are looking at the spread (the game was run at New England -1.5), then Seattle beat the spread over 60 percent of the time.

Here are the results:

Picks

New England Patriots Win%

42.7%

Seattle Seahawks Win%

57.3%

Straight Up Pick

Seattle Seahawks

Current Spread

SEA +1.5

Against the Spread Pick

Seattle Seahawks +1.5 (60.4%)

Total

48.5

O/U Pick

Under (57.3%)



Team Stats (avg. from 50,000 games):

New England Patriots

Seattle Seahawks

Points

20.3

23.5

Total Yards

302.4

350.7

Passing Yards

221.7

182.4

Yards-Per-Pass

5.7

6.1

Passing TDs

1.4

1.3

Sacked

2.1

2.4

Sacked Yards Lost

13.4

15.1

Rushing Yards

80.7

168.3

Rushes

23.6

32.6

Yards-Per-Rush

3.4

5.2

Rushing TDs

0.8

1.2

Penalties

6.1

5.0

Penalty Yards

48.1

45.4

Turnovers

1.1

1.1

FGA

1.7

2.3

FGM

1.6

2.0



Player Stats (avg. from 50,000 games):

New England Patriots Passing

Player

Comp

Att

Yards

TDs

INTs

FPs

Tom Brady

24.3

38.7

235.1

1.4

0.9

16.3

Seattle Seahawks Passing

Player

Comp

Att

Yards

TDs

INTs

FPs

Russell Wilson

18.2

30.1

197.5

1.3

0.8

21.2

New England Patriots Rushing

Player

Rushes

Yards

Avg.

Rush TDs

FPs

LeGarrette Blount

16.4

58.7

3.6

0.6

9.8

Shane Vereen

3.5

12.7

3.6

0.1

4.9

Julian Edelman

0.8

4.0

5.0

0.0

7.8

Tom Brady

2.2

3.1

1.4

0.0

16.3

Jonas Gray

0.6

2.2

3.7

0.0

0.2

Seattle Seahawks Rushing

Player

Rushes

Yards

Avg.

Rush TDs

FPs

Marshawn Lynch

21.2

100.7

4.8

0.8

18.9

Russell Wilson

6.5

47.1

7.2

0.4

21.2

Robert Turbin

4.9

20.5

4.2

0.0

2.4

New England Patriots Receiving

Player

Receptions

Yards

Avg.

Rec TDs

FPs

Rob Gronkowski

5.8

70.7

12.2

0.6

10.7

Julian Edelman

6.7

61.6

9.2

0.2

7.8

Brandon LaFell

4.2

48.5

11.5

0.3

6.7

Shane Vereen

3.3

24.7

7.5

0.1

4.9

Danny Amendola

2.1

14.0

6.7

0.1

2.0

Tim Wright

1.0

8.5

8.5

0.1

1.5

James Develin

0.6

3.8

6.3

0.0

0.4

LeGarrette Blount

0.6

3.2

5.3

0.0

9.8

Seattle Seahawks Receiving

Player

Receptions

Yards

Avg.

Rec TDs

FPs

Doug Baldwin

4.9

54.8

11.2

0.3

7.3

Jermaine Kearse

4.0

48.8

12.2

0.3

6.7

Luke Willson

3.6

43.4

12.1

0.3

6.1

Ricardo Lockette

1.6

23.1

14.4

0.1

2.9

Marshawn Lynch

2.9

22.1

7.6

0.3

18.9

Robert Turbin

0.5

3.5

7.0

0.0

2.4

Will Tukuafu

0.5

1.8

3.6

0.0

0.2


How do you think the game will go?Which team are you rooting for and why?