Bet on the NFL Super Bowl XLV is quickly approaching as February 6th, 2011 is almost upon us. The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is well under way selling tickets for tours of the stadium which will be now daily. There regular season has seen a lot of surprises, some upsets some triumphs, even some sex scandals. Some of the biggest stories of the season of course have been the return of Michael Vick and the fall of a hero, Brett Favre. As the Playoffs are underway, let’s take a look at the odds, the matchups, the potential scenarios that we will face in the remaining weeks of this NFL season. Every sports betting fan knows that a good bet is based on both gut feeling, and a solid knowledge of all the facts. So here we go.
Making some NFL history this year, although not necessarily a proud history, the Seattle Seahawks went into the playoff season with a losing record, they are the first team in NFL history to qualify for the playoffs in a non-strike season. The only way for them to have finished the season with a winning record would have been to actually win the Super Bowl, which, unfortunately didn’t happen as they lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the Chicago Bears at 35-24. But they did pull off what is considered to possibly be the biggest playoff upset of all time as the lowly Seattle Seahawks took down the champs! Knocking the Saints out of the playoffs and ending their season in post season Week 1.
Week two of the post season was the Divisional Playoffs. The other two teams fighting for the NFC Championships were the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers took the win Saturday at 48-21, landing them in the Conference Championships against the Chicago Bears.
For the AFC the Divisional playoffs saw the New York Jets upset the New England Patriots at 28-21, shockingly knocking out the Pats, a team that was one of the odds makers favorites to win the Bowl this year. The New York Jets then too on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the battle for the AFC Conference title, a title which they unfortunately lost to the Steelers who took down the Ravens at 31-24 in the Divisional Playoffs.
When considering the Super Bowl Odds, Sportsbook has the spread at minus three in favor of Green Bay, with the total over under at 44.5. Online Sportsbook lists the Steelers as the +1.5 underdogs in the first half of the game, with the total over under at 22.5.