Nate Silver is betting on the 49ers to win today's big game.
The statistician and blogger has combed through data from previous Super Bowl games and noticed a trend where teams with the best defense ultimately over teams with better offense.
" The reasons that exceptional defenses fare so much better in the Super Bowl are still somewhat murky, but this factor bodes well for this year’s 49ers , whose defense belongs in the elite group," writes Silver. " The Ravens , despite all the hype surrounding Ray Lewis, allowed a rather pedestrian 21.5 points per game this year."
We first spotted Silver's prediction on AllThingsD. If you remember, Silver predicted last year's presidential election correctly. Let's see if his skill can translate over to today's big game.
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