Super Bowl Line 2011: Green Bay Packers (-2.5) Versus The Pittsbrugh Steelers

Alex MonacoContributor IIJanuary 24, 2011

He's low down and he's shifty
He's low down and he's shiftyJared Wickerham/Getty Images

(Do a voice) "Tramon Williams with the pick and the Packers will move on from the first round of the NFL playoffs".  

For most Packer fans, (and smart gamblers) this was a pivotal moment. 

The Packers have gone on the road successfully three consecutive times this postseason to land a Super Bowl berth in what's going to be a historic game for more reasons than one.

The Pack are the favorites by 2.5 points in what I think is one of the memorable seasons in recent Green Bay history.

As for the other team, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one game away from having three Super Bowls in a span of seven seasons.

Ben Roethlisberger looks to go an unbelievable three for three on February 6, 2011, in Arlington Texas (imagine if Mike Wallace became the third wide receiver Roethlisberger set up for MVP).

Let's talk more spread: The over/under is 45.5.  You're either over 45.5 or you're under (Do another voice): "If you choose correctly you collect from GO for how much you rolled the dice for". 


Betting on the Super Bowl is more of a gut decision than you'd probably bet on (pun).  Want me to prove it to you? 

I asked my mom, who doesn't watch football, who she thought was going to win between the Saints and the Colts last year.

She responded by asking what cities the Saints and the Colts played for.  

Then she said, "The city of New Orleans is going to win". 

I then came up with some theory in my head that if Peyton Manning was going to lose one Super Bowl ever, it would be appropriate to lose to Dad's old team that Peyton grew up watching.  After all, Archie never brought the Lombardi trophy to the city of New Orleans.  

I digress, and leave you with this:

Packers will win: Two and a half means nothing.  Play the odds: What are the chances a final score is less than three?

It's not Aaron Rodgers in this game, it's the opportunistic defense my friends.  Packers on offense will do enough.