NFL Super Bowl odds momentum is high for Green Bay at the moment but the two week break before their Super Bowl gambling matchup with Pittsburgh may help slow that down.
Green Bay opened as a 2.5 football betting favorite at Sports-Gambling over Pittsburgh for Super Bowl XLV. Sports Gambling opened with the Packers as a -130 money line favorite over the Steelers. Kickoff on FOX is set for 6:30 PM ET from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
And it is that aforementioned two week layoff between the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl that may prove to be a detriment to the Packers as they were the hottest team on the board at the end of the NFC playoffs.
Most Packer fans and many handicappers would have jumped all over Green Bay had they played the Super Bowl just 7 days after their NFC title win at Chicago as momentum was clearly on their side.
Pittsburgh’s defense was the top ranked unit in all of football gambling for points allowed and the extra week of preparation can only serve to help Steelers defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau construct a more complete game plan to stop quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the explosive Packers offensive attack.
Green Bay will enter action with the NFL Super Bowl odds having covered 5 of their last 6 games against the spread and with a 5 game straight up winning streak. The Packers have also proven to be able to handle themselves away from their home of Lambeau Field as they have paid out in all 3 of their post season games that were on the road.
Green Bay has an impressive NFL gambling record of 5 payouts in their last 6 games versus teams with a winning straight up record. The Pack has gotten the money in 19 of their last 25 games after allowing less than 15 points to their opponent in the previous game.
Green Bay is a team that has shown the ability to sustain momentum and value as they have paid out in 12 of their last 17 games when coming off a payout, which is a good sign heading into their matchup with the NFL Super Bowl odds.