NFL Super Bowl odds may have the Steelers as the underdog but many experts believe that the wrong team is favored in Sunday’s Super Bowl gambling matchup.
Sports Gambling opened with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a 2.5 point dog against the Green Bay Packers for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV matchup from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. Game time is set for 6:30 PM ET and FOX will telecast the game. The Steelers opened as a +110 money line dog at Sports-Gambling.
The Steelers have plenty of football betting momentum and confidence heading into this matchup with the Packers as they have won 8 of their last 9 games straight up while getting the money in 7 of those games. The Steelers paid out in 5 of their 8 away games this year and have plenty of Super Bowl experience as this is their third appearance on Super Sunday in the last six seasons.
Defense is what first comes to mind with football gambling handicappers when it comes to the Steelers. Defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau has put together an outstanding unit that ranked 2nd overall for total defense and number one for points allowed.
Lebeau is one of the most respected coordinators in the game and Pittsburgh has a well established tradition with the NFL Super Bowl odds as a defensive powerhouse going back to the original Steel Curtain days of the 1970’s.
Pittsburgh has a dangerous pass rush that will keep Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers under pressure all afternoon. James Harrison had 10.5 sacks on the season for Pittsburgh with LaMarr Woodley right behind with 10 sacks on the season. Troy Polamalu had a team best 7 interceptions and is one of the premier defensive backs in football.
Pittsburgh’s offense is also one of the best in NFL gambling. Ben Roethlisberger came back from suspension in the first four games to have one of his finest and most efficient seasons as he had a stellar 97.0 quarterback rating with a very impressive 17/5 touchdown to interception ratio.
The Steelers will bring a far more balanced attack to action with the NFL Super Bowl odds than Green Bay as Rashard Mendenhall had over 1200 yards rushing.