Super Bowl odds excitement and respect is higher for ever as Green Bay is clicking like never before in the post Brett Favre era to emerge as a Super Bowl betting favorite.
The Green Bay Packers opened as 3.5 point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV which will take place on Sunday with a telecast on FOX that is set to kickoff at 6:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Green Bay as a 2.5 point favorite and with a total of 44. The Packers also opened as a -130 money line favorite with Pittsburgh as a +110 dog.
Green Bay has caught the attention of all serious Super Bowl gambling handicappers after their NFC Championship playoff run that is one of the greatest in history. What is most interesting about Green Bay is that they barely made the playoffs as they had to beat the New York Giants and then the Chicago Bears in the season finale just to get the 6th and final seed in the NFC.
Then once in the playoffs the Packers had to win road games at NFC East Division champion Philadelphia, NFC South Division champion Atlanta, and NFC North Division champion Chicago to make it all the way to Super Sunday.
Green Bay is a favorite with the NFL Super Bowl odds for many reasons starting with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has emerged as an elite performer on the same level as New England’s Tom Brady, Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning, San Diego’s Philip Rivers, and New Orleans’ Drew Brees.
Another major factor that is drawing Super Bowl odds action towards Green Bay is their defense, which ranked 2nd overall in the NFL for points allowed and proved to be the difference against offensive juggernauts Philadelphia and Atlanta in the playoffs.
Pittsburgh is a strong ground game team and that is one of the concerns for bettors with the Super Bowl betting line as the Packers run defense was good but not great and at times showed vulnerability.