NFL Super Bowl odds handicappers respect the way that Green Bay rebounded after looking like a team that had no shot at being on the Super Bowl gambling board.
The Green Bay Packers opened at Sports-Gambling as a 2.5 point football betting favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers for Super Bowl XLV. Sports Gambling opened with Green Bay as a -130 favorite on the money line to win the Super Bowl.
Green Bay’s football gambling appeal starts with the fact that they are the hottest team going as they won all three of their playoff games on the road against division champions Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago. This was after the Packers scored home wins over the New York Giants and Chicago just to make the playoffs as the sixth and final seed in the NFC.
Green Bay’s assets with the NFL Super Bowl odds are many starting with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who finished with a 101.2 quarterback rating based on a 66% completion rate good for 3922 yards and 8.3 yards per attempt with a 28/11 touchdown to interception ratio.
Rodgers is quickly making fans forget about Brett Favre and is proving to be a more efficient signal caller that makes fewer mistakes than Favre did.
Greg Jennings is another big reason why the Packers can cover the spread against Pittsburgh. Jennings was Rodgers favorite target as he finished with 76 catches good for 1265 yards and a 16.6 yards per catch average with 12 touchdowns.
As well regarded as the Packers offense is what really impresses many handicappers about them is their defense, which is among the best in all of NFL gambling. In just two years on the job defensive coordinator Dom Capers took a unit that was virtually helpless and molded it into a unit that finished 2nd in the NFL for points allowed.
Green Bay clearly has momentum and the confidence that comes with beating 3 division champions in road playoff games. The Pack will step onto the field with the NFL Super Bowl odds as a team that seems to be peaking at the perfect moment and as a team that is well balanced.