In many ways, the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl is a dream matchup.
Fans get to see two of the best teams, led by two high-profile quarterbacks, that are very evenly matched. The NFL gets two of its most stories franchises in its premier game.
And sports books get a game that will draw a lot of attention around the nation. I mean, this isn’t Arizona vs. Carolina we’re talking about here.
The game opened up with Green Bay 2.5-point favorites and an over/under of 45. That was a jump from what many expected to a 1.5-point spread, meaning there is still a chance the line will move a little bit.
Green Bay will draw a lot of attention as making a name as perhaps the league’s hottest team the past month. They won three road games, including Sunday’s matchup in Chicago, to get to the big game.
They are led by QB Aaron Rodgers, who is quickly making people forget about that last guy who played QB in the gold and green. Rodgers has made a name for himself as a mobile thrower who can hit receivers deep down the field.
But don’t overlook the Steelers while you’re making love to the Packers.
Pittsburgh has won eight of its last nine games, covering the spread in six of those contests. During that stretch the Steelers have allowed more than 20 points only twice.
It may be too early to start laying money on a game that’s still two weeks away, but if the world’s love affair with the Packers continues, it may not be a bad idea to jump in early.
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