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NFL Super Bowl Odds - The Case for the Over

NFL Super Bowl odds may point towards the matchup between Pittsburgh and Green Bay going under the total but the better value may prove to be the over.
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NFL Super Bowl odds handicappers have their choice of two excellent offensive teams that will play in perfect conditions for their Super Bowl gambling showdown on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will meet in Super Bowl XLV with a kickoff set for 6:30 PM and a telecast on FOX from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.  Sports Gambling opened with a total of 44 for the big game.  Cowboys Stadium is a fast track field turf surface and the stadium roof will be closed for the game to make for perfect conditions that favor offensive football.

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers are known as both a strong defensive and power running team they went over the total in both of their playoff games this year against the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, two excellent defensive teams in games that were played in less than ideal conditions.

Pittsburgh’s defense is certainly solid overall but is vulnerable to the pass as they ranked 12th in the NFL for pass defense and will have their hands full with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing game, which means that points could add up quickly on the football gambling scoreboard.

On the other hand the Steelers have plenty of football betting firepower in their own right as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had one of his best seasons ever and receiver Mike Wallace is a bona fide breakaway threat that had over 1200 yards receiving while averaging over 20 yards per catch.

Pittsburgh went over the NFL Super Bowl odds total in their last Super Sunday appearance two years ago when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals.

Pittsburgh has gone over the NFL gambling total in their last 4 games both as an underdog and following both a straight up win and cover against the spread.  The Steelers have a long term record of going over the total in post season games with 16 overs in their last 21 playoff outings.

The other reason that the over may bring value with the NFL Super Bowl odds is that much of the hype surrounding this matchup will be on the two defenses.