Fantasy Sports Stock Market: The New England Patriots Are Favored To Win Super Bowl XLIX
While the stock market closes every Friday at 4pm Eastern, there are several ways to trade during the weekend. Here's a breakdown of the NFL, courtesy of Tradesports.com.
It wasn't pretty, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL's Divisional Round of the Playoffs to move on to the AFC Championship Game, where they will take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
After falling behind by 14 points at two different points in the game, Brady and his team willed themselves to a comeback victory in front of their home fans. In fact, they became the first playoff team in NFL history to erase two 14-point deficits to come back and win a game.
During the game, the crowd reacted accordingly to the manner in which the Patriots were playing, showing a lot of fluctuation in the buying and selling of shares of the “Patriots to win” stock in Tradesports.com's long-term “Super Bowl Winner” trading contest.
In fact, the share was trading as low as 9 percent when the Pats found themselves down 14 points for the second time in the game, as the crowd was reminded that no team had ever come back twice from 14 point deficits to win a playoff game.
But, Tom Brady was… well, Tom Brady.
He made a number of clutch throws in order to get the win.
After Joe Flacco's hail mary pass was batted down in the end zone to conclude the game, the “Patriots to win” stock jumped up all the way to 38 percent, as it's currently trading one point above the Seahawks (37 percent), and well above the Packers (15 percent) and Colts (10 percent).
Up next is a matchup against the Colts, who the Patriots handily beat in Indianapolis by the score of 42-20. With home field advantage, New England will look to replicate that performance in Foxboro next weekend, and the crowd is giving the Colts very little chance of pulling off that victory, even after beating Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Divisional Round on Sunday.
NFL fans, the media, and everyone in general seems to be licking their chops for a Patriots vs. Seahawks Super Bowl… and the crowd on Tradesports.com seems to think that it's going to happen.
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