Super Bowl odds bettors thought that the Packers were as good as done in mid December but Green Bay rallied with a strong finish to become the Super Bowl betting favorite.
The Green Bay Packers opened at Sports Gambling as a 2.5 point favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Super Bowl. Game time on Sunday is set for 6:30 PM ET and FOX will televise the game from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
The Green Bay Packers enter Super Bowl gambling action having had a regular season record of 10-6 straight up and 9-7 against the spread with 10 of their 16 games going under the total. Green Bay was the sixth and final seed in the NFC playoffs and had to play and defeat three NFC division champions on the road to make the Super Bowl.
The Packers were not at all looking like a team that would end up as a favorite with the NFL Super Bowl odds after their December 19th loss at New England which gave them a record of 8-6 straight up and was their third loss in four games. But Green Bay rallied to defeat the New York Giants and Chicago Bears at home to make the playoffs on the final day of the regular season.
Green Bay’s best credentials with the Super Bowl odds includes the fact that they are the hottest team on the board with 3 consecutive payouts and 5 payoffs in their last 6 games overall. Green Bay looks like a team that is peaking at just the right time as their playoff results were sensational.
The Packers are a favorite with the Super Bowl betting line based in large part because of the way they have played in the post season. They opened playoff action with a 21-16 payout at Philadelphia, followed by a 48-21 blowout win at top seed Atlanta. They clinched the NFC title with a 21-14 win at arch rival Chicago.
One of the many appealing characteristics about Green Bay with Super Bowl odds handicappers is their balance as they are excellent on both sides of the line.