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The majority of experts expect Tom Brady to win his fourth Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Reuters

The New England Patriots are favored to beat the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 Super Bowl. Not only does the betting public think that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will win their fourth ring as a tandem, but the majority of NFL experts seem to agree with that sentiment.

New England is a slight favorite at Las Vegas casinos, giving Seattle just one point. The Patriots are also favored by former players and experts from CBS Sports, ESPN and IB Times. Of 26 Super Bowl predictions, 15 have the Patriots beating the Seahawks.

Seattle was the Super Bowl favorite at the start of the playoffs, even heading into the NFC Championship Game. That changed, though, after both teams qualified for the Super Bowl. The Seahawks are fortunate to be in this position for a second straight year, needing to come back from a 19-7 deficit in the final three minutes of their contest with the Green Bay Packers. Their rally included recovering an onside kick and converting a miraculous two-point conversion.

Even with the deflated ball controversy, the Patriots were utterly dominant in the AFC Championship Game. They beat the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, holding Andrew Luck to just 126 passing yards. The two games were played back-to-back, and New England quickly became the new favorite to win the title.

It’s a familiar position for the Patriots. Since they surprised the St. Louis Rams in one of the biggest Super Bowl upsets in history, New England has been a perennial favorite. They’ve been expected to win their last five Super Bowl appearances, and the only time they were underdogs this year were in their trips to Indianapolis and Green Bay. The Patriots, though, would’ve been favored had they been slated to face the Packers on Sunday.

Seattle is the underdog, and though the team has tried to convince themselves that they weren’t expected to be in this position, it wouldn’t come as a shock if the Seahawks became back-to-back champs. Only four more of the experts listed below picked the Patriots, and they are tied for being the smallest favorites in the game’s 49-year history.

The two teams have the exact same record, winning all but one of their home games and losing three times on the road. It's the first time since 2010 that both No.1 seeds will meet in the Super Bowl.

Expert Picks

John Breech, CBS Sports: Seahawks

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Patriots

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports: Seahawks

Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports: Patriots

Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports: Patriots

Dave Richard, CBS Sports: Seahawks

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Patriots

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Patriots

Eric Allen, ESPN: Seahawks

Cris Carter, ESPN: Seahawks

Mike Ditka, ESPN: Patriots

Mike Golic, ESPN: Seahawks

Merril Hoge, ESPN: Patriots

Tom Jackson, ESPN: Seahawks

Keyshawn Johnson, ESPN: Patriots

Ron Jaworski, ESPN: Patriots

KC Joyner, ESPN: Patriots

Chris Mortensen, ESPN: Patriots

Adam Schefter, ESPN: Patriots

Mark Schlereth, ESPN: Patriots

Seth Wickersham, ESPN: Patriots

Bobby Ilich, IB Times: Seahawks

Greg Price, IB Times: Patriots

Anthony Riccobono, IB Times: Seahawks

Dan Marino, via The Washington Post: Seahawks

Emmitt Smith, via The Washington Post: Seahawks