Super Bowl odds excitement is high for the Packers as they defeated the top 3 NFC division champions to make the Super Bowl as a favorite over Pittsburgh with the NFL betting odds.
The Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6 with a telecast on FOX 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 46.
Green Bay enters action with the Super Bowl gambling game having plenty of momentum as they are peaking at the perfect moment with 5 consecutive straight up wins entering their matchup with Pittsburgh in which they got the money 4 times. This recent hot streak came on the heels of a troubling 4 game stretch in which the Packers went 1-3 straight up and were on the verge of missing the playoffs.
One of the most impressive factors in handicapping Green Bay is their 3 game payout streak in the playoffs with the football betting lines as they scored a 21-16 payout at Philadelphia, a 48-21 payout at Atlanta, and then their 21-14 payout in the NFC Championship Game over the Chicago Bears.
While most fans making Super Bowl picks will focus on the Green Bay offense and quarterback Aaron Rodgers the defense is the difference for Green Bay. The Packers ranked 5th overall in the NFL for total defense and an even more impressive 2nd for points allowed.
Dom Capers was hired two years ago as defensive coordinator to fix a badly performing unit and he has made great strides that were first seen last year. The unit has continued to improve and has been the bedrock of the team.
As for Rodgers he is making everyone forget about the controversial and ugly divorce with Brett Favre in the summer of 2008 as he has played with greater efficiency and with fewer errors than his predecessor at the quarterback position.
Rodgers was phenomenal against Philadelphia and Atlanta and while he struggled at Chicago he did get the Pack off to a great start with an early TD to prove his value with the Super Bowl odds.