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Super Bowl Odds - Steelers Could Be Live Dog against Pack

Super Bowl odds handicappers are impressed with the post season body of work by the Packers as they are the Super Bowl betting favorite against Pittsburgh.
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Super Bowl odds bargain hunters believe, however, that the wrong team may be favored in this matchup and that the Steelers may be the far superior Super Bowl betting value.

The Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.  FOX will televise the game which has a start time of 6:30 PM ET.  Sports Gambling opened with Green Bay as a 2.5 point favorite and with a total of 44.  The money line opened with the Packers as -130 favorites and Pittsburgh as +110 dogs.

Pittsburgh enters Super Bowl gambling action with a record of 14-4 straight up and 12-6 against the spread and with an even 9-9 split on totals.  The Steelers have gone 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 games overall with 4 of their last 5 games going over the total.

Pittsburgh’s defense is one of its most appealing features with NFL Super Bowl odds handicappers as they ranked 2nd overall in the NFL for total defense and were ranked number one for points allowed.  The secondary is not air tight, however, as they Men of Steel ranked 12th against the pass which is an area of concern against quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Green Bay enters this matchup with the Super Bowl odds having a record of 13-6 straight up and 12-7 against the spread as 12 of their 19 games went under the total.  The Packers have won 5 consecutive games straight up and have paid out in 5 of their last 6 games overall including all 3 playoff games.

The Packers also bring a superb defense into action with the Super Bowl betting line as they ranked 5th overall in the NFL for total defense and 2nd behind only Pittsburgh for points allowed.  Green Bay did rank 18th against the rush, however, which is their point of worry against Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall and the strong Steeler power ground attack.

Most experts consider this matchup with the Super Bowl odds as one of the most even in recent years, which makes the dog worth a look as a potential value.