NFL Super Bowl odds may have the Steelers as an underdog against Green Bay but many handicappers consider them to be a dangerous and live Super Bowl gambling dog.
Sports Gambling opened with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a 2.5 point dog against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. Game time is set for 6:30 PM ET as FOX will telecast the event from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The money line at Sports-Gambling opened with Green Bay as a -130 favorite and Pittsburgh as a +110 dog.
The first obvious football betting angle that clearly favors Pittsburgh is their Super Bowl experience and pedigree. The Steelers won the Super Bowl two years ago over the Arizona Cardinals and also beat the Seattle Seahawks 5 years ago in another Super Bowl.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was over center in both of those title games and coach Mike Tomlin was the head man last time out for a Pittsburgh Super Sunday.
Another solid football gambling angle that favors Pittsburgh is that they are a Super Bowl dog. The underdog has paid out in 6 of the last 8 Super Bowls including the last 3 in a row. It is interesting to note that the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves were bit by the dog with the NFL Super Bowl odds as their 27-23 win over Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII was not good enough to cover the 7 point spread.
Pittsburgh will enter action on Super Sunday as one of the hottest teams on the board as they have gone 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 games and they covered both of their NFL gambling post season matchups against the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets.
Pittsburgh has been one of the better post season values on the board as a matter of fact as they have paid out in 9 of their last 10 playoff games. Pittsburgh is also a most dangerous 16-5 against the spread as a dog of a field goal or less. The Steelers also have impressive NFL Super Bowl odds credentials of paying out in 4 of their last 5 games versus teams with a winning record.