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Super Bowl Odds - Pack Roars Back as Legit Contender

Super Bowl odds handicappers looking for a potential bargain should start with the Green Bay Packers as a surprise value with plenty of assets.

Super Bowl odds have slowly climbed on the Pack and with good reason as Green Bay improved its Super Bowl betting credentials with a 7-1 straight up finish down the stretch. The Packers assets with the Super Bowl odds start with an offense that ranked 3rd in the NFL for scoring.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a strong season in which he ended up with a 103.2 quarterback rating and a phenomenal 30/7 touchdown to interception ratio.  Rodgers enters Super Bowl betting action with a completion percentage of 65% and with 4434 yards passing.

Rodgers Super Bowl gambling liability would be his lack of playoff experience as this will be his first post season as the number one quarterback.  Another area where Green Bay has legitimate credentials with the Super Bowl odds is with their much improved defense that finished 7th overall in the NFL for points allowed.

New defensive coordinator Dom Capers has made the unit into one that is credible with the Super Bowl odds.  Rodgers top two receivers are among the best duos entering action with the Super Bowl odds in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.

Jennings had 69 catches for 1120 yards and 4 touchdowns while Driver had 70 catches for 1061 yards and 6 touchdowns.  The Packers also have a legitimate ground attack that makes them a multi dimensional threat with the Super Bowl odds. Ryan Grant ran for 1253 yards and a 4.4 yards per carry average with 11 touchdowns this year.

Green Bay improved its standing with the Super Bowl odds by closing the regular season with a strong second half.  The Packers were one of the best values on the board with just 4 losses against the spread in the regular season.

After a humiliating loss at Tampa Bay the Packers lost just once the rest of the way to finish just one game behind Minnesota for the NFC North Division title.  Green Bay further enhanced its credentials with the Super Bowl odds by posting wins over Dallas, Baltimore, and Arizona this year.