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Teams arrive in Texas and the Packers continue to attract support

| 01.02.2011

As the Green Bay Packers charter plane landed in Dallas last night, the three-time Super Bowl winners continue to attract all the money in the Super Bowl betting.

The Packers are 1/1 in the point spread betting and are available at 2/3 to win on the money line, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are finding market confidence hard to come by as the Super Bowl draws nearer.

The Steelers are steady at 13/10 on the money line to win the Super Bowl and are available at 5/6 with a point spread of plus three.

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The reason for the continued support for the Packers is their unrivalled form on an indoor surface.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has won 11 of his 17 games indoors and the last time the Packers featured under a roof, they racked up 48 points.

Its 10/11 that the Super Bowl produces over 44.5 points, and 12 of the last 20 Super Bowl’s have produced over 44.5 points, although you have to go back six years to find a Super Bowl that has topped 50 points.

The Packers scored 90 points in their three play-off games and the Steelers managed 55 in their two play-off games, but It’s worth taking the 1/1 for under 7.5 points in the first quarter as teams can struggle with the pressure of the Super Bowl before warming up.

As it’s the Packers first Super Bowl since 1998 – the Steelers have won two in the last five years – it will be a new experience for most of the Packers team.

But the two highest scoring games in the last 10 years only totalled six points in the first quarter and the second and fourth quarters are, on average, the highest scoring.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.