Super Bowl odds handicappers will have an underdog Pittsburgh team that has two previous wins on Super Sunday in that span and with the ability to again payout with the NFL betting odds.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6 with a kickoff time set for 6:30 PM ET and a telecast on FOX. Sports Gambling opened with Pittsburgh as a 2.5 point dog against favored Green Bay with a total of 46.
Pittsburgh won their last Super Bowl gambling game appearance two years ago over the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 but failed to cover the spread as 7 point favorites. It was the second world championship in the era of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl of 2006 by a score of 21-10 as 4 point favorites.
The Steelers are coming off back to back home wins and payouts in the AFC playoffs as they defeated wild card teams Baltimore 31-21 and the New York Jets 24-19 to make the Super Bowl. The Steelers had a regular season record of 12-4 straight up and 10-6 with the football betting lines as 9 of their 16 regular season games went under the total. Pittsburgh went over the total in both of their playoff games.
The Steelers organization must rate as one of the greatest in professional sports as they are a consistent winner that has had no problem moving on with coach Mike Tomlin, who succeeded Bill Cowher in 2006 and has kept the team on top.
The Steelers have plenty of appeal as a very live dog with those making Super Bowl picks. In addition to their recent Super Bowl success the Steelers also have an outstanding defense that ranked 2nd overall in the NFL and 1st for points allowed.
The offense is well balanced with Roethlisberger having a fine season and running back Rashard Mendenhall clearing the 1200 yard mark. Pittsburgh in fact looks to be the more complete team heading into their matchup with the Super Bowl odds against the Packers, who lack the running game of Pittsburgh and also have weak special teams.