Did you know that in three of the last seven editions of the Super Bowl the team that has been ahead when the half-time entertainment took centre stage has gone on to lose?
Katy Perry headlines the half-time show in 2015, following on from Madonna, Beyonce and Bruno Mars in recent years and based on the current Super Bowl betting, the Seattle Seahawks are the marginal dark horses for victory.
Bwin are offering the top industry price on the Seahawks becoming the first team in a decade to win the Super Bowl in successive years at 19/20, with the New England Patriots, the last team to do the double in 2004 and 2005, the favourites at 17/20.
However, to take advantage of bwin’s lucrative Super Bowl XLIX promotion, all bets have to be placed on the winning margin market.
If the team that is winning the Super Bowl at half time fails to still be ahead at the end of the fourth quarter, all losing bets on the winning margin market will be refunded.
The bet that most sticks out in this market is the 4/1 that Seattle defend their Super Bowl title by a 1-6 point margin.
Dismissing their 43-8 demolition of the Denver Broncos 12 months ago, the three Super Bowls previous had all been relatively tight. None had been won by a margin greater than six points.
Furthermore, it has been the representative from the National Football Conference that has predominantly come out on top over their American Football Conference foes in recent years.
Four of the last five Super Bowls have headed in the direction of an NFC club.
So with recent history saying that the Super Bowl winner will be the NFC champion by a small margin, the Seahawks should be backed at 4/1 to triumph by 1-6 points, with punters safe in the knowledge that their stake will be refunded if either team is unable to hang onto a half-time lead.