Teams Don’t Have Many True Pro Bowlers

Pro Bowl betting may not be as recognizable this year since the game is being held a week before the Super Bowl.

That means players like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees will not be part of the game.  Pro Bowl odds are probably not going to change much but the rosters sure are different.

Pro Bowl betting has even seen the head coaches for the two teams change.  It will now be Dallas head coach Wade Phillips for the NFC team while Norv Turner of the Chargers heads the AFC team. That is a fitting Pro Bowl betting matchup since neither coach can win the big game. 

Pro Bowl betting is not going to have as many stars this season as in past years.  Big name quarterbacks like Manning, Brees, Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are not going to play.  That means others like Donovan McNabb of the Eagles and David Garrard of the Jaguars are now Pro Bowlers.  With the Colts and Saints in the Super Bowl, a lot of replacements were needed in Pro Bowl odds.  The AFC team added San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson, Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller, Tennessee center Kevin Mawae, Tennessee defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis and Miami safety Yeremiah Bell.  Pro Bowl betting indicated that the NFC added New York Giants' offensive linemen David Diehl and Chris Snee, Carolina center Ryan Kalil, Washington linebacker London Fletcher, Arizona safety Antrel Rolle and Philadelphia safety Quintin Mikell. There were already a number of replacements before those and there are going to be more this week as it is very likely a number of Minnesota and New York Jets players will not want to play.

Pro Bowl odds have the AFC down to their fourth, fifth and sixth quarterbacks. Matt Schaub of the Texans will probably start and he should have been in the game anyway but Tom Brady was selected based on reputation.  Pro Bowl odds had the AFC quarterbacks originally as Manning, Rivers and Brady. They are now Schaub, Garrard and Vince Young.

The NFC quarterbacks originally were Brees, Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Pro Bowl betting has them now as Rodgers, McNabb and it is very likely Favre will drop out and Tony Romo will replace him.  Since quarterbacks are so critical in Pro Bowl betting, the NFC may have the edge since Garrard and Young really don’t belong in the game on the AFC side.