2011 Super Bowl Odds: Packers-Steelers Line Slightly Favors Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers have become the darling team of bettors everywhere during the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl is no exception. Anticipating heavy action on the Packers, oddsmakers installed Green Bay as a slight favorite shortly after the Super Bowl participants were known. Action has, apparently, come in heavy on the Packers, moving the line in their favor in the last two days as bettors make early moves to take advantage of the small point spread.

Green Bay opened as a 2.5-point favorite in most sports books on Sunday, with the over/under set at 45.5. Just two days later, the point spread is on the move, with the over/under dropping as well. At last check, Green Bay was favored by three-points. The over/under was at 44.5 to 45 points, as well.

It’s a small shift, but a sign of early action on the Packers. With both teams boasting stout defenses, it makes sense for the over/under to decrease, a sign the betting public is jumping on the under early.

The line is still in its infancy and with nearly two weeks to go until the big game, it should fluctuate quite a bit between now and kickoff. It’s likely early money comes in hard on the Packers before bettors waiting for the line to top-out near game-time jump on the Steelers.

We’ll continue to track the Super Bowl odds right up until game time on Feb. 6 in Dallas. For more on the game, check out our Super Bowl StoryStream.

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