You wouldn’t expect any team that’s made the final of the Super Bowl to need to head back to school, but that’s exactly what the Green Bay Packers are doing in a bid to win their fourth Super Bowl.
The Packers are the 2/3 favourites to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and head coach Mike McCarthy will be conducting his training sessions in the local high school in a bid to beat the weather.
With temperatures in Dallas plummeting this week, the roof of the Super Bowl XLV venue – the Cowboys Stadium – will remain closed for the rest of the week and for the match itself.
High School’s tend to do things on a bigger scale in America, especially when it comes to American Football in Texas, and the Highland Park High School can boast an indoor facility that’s good enough for an NFL franchise.
McCarthy is 11-6 in indoor games and the omens may well be on the Packers side as the Super Bowl draws nearer.
But the cold conditions are sure to have an effect on the conditions of the game, and with snow expected on Friday, it may be that both coaches emphasise their focus on defence.
With that in mind punters would do well to take the 10/11 for under 44.5 points, the 5/6 for the total Packers points to be under 23.5 and the 5/6 for the Steelers points to total under 21.
The freak winter storm may hand the advantage to the Packers who are more used to the colder conditions, but if Texas can be hit by a snow storm then the Steelers can certainly upset the Super Bowl betting odds.
The points spread is set at 3 and the Steelers are 5/6 to win. New customers can sign up here for a free Super Bowl bet worth £25.