NFL Super Bowl odds bettors have a matchup of two of the better defensive teams in the NFL and plenty of indicators that this Super Bowl gambling showdown will not be high scoring.
Sports Gambling opened with a total of 44 for the Super Bowl XLV matchup of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. FOX will televise the game on Sunday from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX with a kickoff time of 6:30 PM ET.
The Super Bowl itself has had a strong recent football betting trend of going under the total. In the last 6 Super Bowl games, 5 have stayed under the number including last year’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
Most football gambling championship matchups are between teams with strong defenses and that is certainly the case in this year’s Super Bowl as the Steelers ranked best in the NFL for points allowed on defense while the Packers were right behind with a ranking of 2nd in the NFL for points permitted on defense.
The Packers will enter action with the NFL Super Bowl odds having gone under the total in 10 out of 16 regular season games as well as 2 out of their 3 NFC playoff games including the title game at Chicago. Pittsburgh went under the total in 9 of their 16 regular season games and has gone under the number in 5 of their last 9 games heading into this matchup.
The Steelers have gone under the total in their last 4 games as an underdog. Pittsburgh likes to run the ball and with Rashard Mendenhall, who had over 1200 yards this season, they have the proven ability to chew up plenty of yards and time.
Green Bay has gone under the NFL gambling total in 6 of their last 7 games that follow a straight up win and has also gone under the total in 5 of their last 7 games as favorite of a field goal or less. The Pack enters action with the NFL Super Bowl odds having gone under the total in 9 of their last 13 games versus teams with a winning record.