LAS VEGAS — Sports books in Nevada have made Green Bay a slight favorite in the Super Bowl over Pittsburgh based on the Packers' popularity among bettors during the past few weeks.

LAS VEGAS — Sports books in Nevada have made Green Bay a slight favorite in the Super Bowl over Pittsburgh based on the Packers' popularity among bettors during the past few weeks.

The Glantz-Culver line has made the Packers an early 21/2;-point favorite and put the game's total score at 451/2; points for the Feb. 6 game in Arlington, Texas.

Oddsmaker Andrew Patterson of Las Vegas Sports Consultants said Sunday night that the firm made the Packers a 11/2;-point favorite over the Steelers to try to encourage action on both teams.

Jay Kornegay, chief of the Las Vegas Hilton's sports book, says his book made the Packers a 2-point favorite and quickly moved the line also to 21/2; points as bettors gambled on Green Bay.

The Super Bowl is the most popular betting game of the year.