Whenever the big game roles around fair-weather betting fans come out of the woodwork and betting on the Super Bowl becomes an obsession among many sports fans that would normally not even think twice about placing a wager on a football game.
But the Super Bowl has some kind of power over sports fans in this country and for many people the Super Bowl will be the only wager they make all season. It’s hard to explain exactly why, but there are a number of theories.
One of the most obvious is the fact that their favorite team is playing in the big game. And this year, in Super Bowl XVL, that is quite certainly the case with many football fans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) and the Green Bay Packers (13-6) are two of the most popular NFL franchises of all time and have heaps of fans not only around the country, but around the globe.
And so fans should expect record numbers of wagers placed on the Super Bowl odds this year. A closer look at the betting line would seem to reflect this as hordes of Packers fans and Steelers fans alike keep pouring money on the game and virtually equalizing the odds –that and the fact that these teams match up very well should keep this line tight until kickoff.
Kickoff, by the way, for this Sunday February 6th matchup is set for 6:30 Eastern Time and SBG Global sportsbook opened with the Packers as a 2-point favorite with an over/under total at 44.
Most pundits are expecting a close game in this classic Super Bowl matchup and expect the game to be decided on the last possession of the game. Football fans should be so lucky, but there’s good reason to believe the hype.
Both teams have terrific defenses, ranked #1 (Steelers) and #2 (Packers) in the league, both of which should limit the scoring and keep the score close.
Also, both teams have accomplished QBs (Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers) capable of marching their teams down the field for a game winning score with time running out.
This won’t be an easy game to bet as the Super Bowl betting lines don’t offer much room wager, but if the game is as entertaining as it’s shaping up to be on paper, that might not be such a bad thing.