Commercial real estate firm and money manager Jones Lang LaSalle says the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.
The firm and Roger Staubach, its Americas executive chairman, made the announcement on Monday based on the overall office vacancy rate in Denver, which stands at 13.9%, compared to the office vacancy rate of 12.5% in Seattle, home of the Seahawks, the Broncos' opponent in the big game.
According to the firm's research of the last 13 super bowls, teams from a city with a higher office vacancy rate win the Super Bowl 62% of the time.
This is the fourth year Mr. Staubach has made the prediction, and his prediction was correct the first three times.
Last year, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers. Baltimore's office vacancy rate at the time was 15.5%, compared to San Francisco's 11.8%.
Mr. Staubach, a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, was the most valuable player in Super Bowl VI in 1972.