Super Bowl odds bettors also think, however, that the Green Bay defense is of championship caliber and that it could prove to be the Super Bowl betting difference against Pittsburgh.
Green Bay opened at Sports Gambling as a 2.5 point Super Bowl gambling favorite over Pittsburgh with a total of 44. FOX will telecast the game from Cowboys Stadium with a Sunday start time of 6:30 PM ET.
Pittsburgh enters action with the NFL Super Bowl odds having an offense that is well balanced as they ranked 14th overall in the NFL for total offense as they ranked 14th for passing and 11th for rushing and 12th for scoring.
Green Bay’s defense brings excellent credentials to action with the Super Bowl odds as the Packers ranked 5th overall in the NFL for total defense. The Pack ranked 5th overall in the NFL against the pass but a less than stellar 18th in the league against the rush. Green Bay ranked 2nd only to Pittsburgh for points allowed on defense.
The immediate advantage with the Super Bowl betting line that would seem to stick out in Pittsburgh’s favor is their ground attack against Green Bay. Rashard Mendenhall has 1273 yards rushing during the regular season and powered past the New York Jets for 121 yards and a touchdown in the AFC championship game.
Mendenhall has two consecutive seasons with at least 1100 yards or better rushing and the Pittsburgh offensive line is one of the best in pro football.
The Pittsburgh passing attack is also better than what may be the case at first glance as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed the first four games of the season due to suspension and their ranking likely would have been higher had he played all 16 games.
Roethlisberger finished with a strong 97.0 QB rating and a 17/5 TD/INT ratio. Mike Wallace is a bona fide game breaker for Pittsburgh as he had 1257 yards receiving with a 20.9 yards per catch average and 10 TD’s on the season.
Tramon Williams is a dangerous defensive back and key asset with the Super Bowl odds for Green Bay as he had 6 interceptions as well as a 70-yard “pick 6” in the playoff win at Atlanta.