Pro Bowl betting is definitely going to be different this year but there will still be star players in the game.
All of the stars won’t be in the game though since the game is played one week before the Super Bowl. Any player that was picked for the Pro Bowl that is on either of the two Super Bowl teams won’t be impacting Pro Bowl odds.
Pro Bowl betting has a lot of star players even without the players from the Super Bowl teams. Pro Bowl betting starters at quarterback are Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. Those are also the two top teams in the NFL but unless they both win, one or both of those quarterbacks will impact Pro Bowl odds. The other two NFC quarterbacks are Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Minnesota’s Brett Favre. The AFC backups are New England’s Tom Brady and San Diego’s Philip Rivers. It is almost a given that Favre and Brady won’t play in the Pro Bowl even if their teams are eliminated. Pro Bowl betting indicates that Favre doesn’t want to play in the game and Brady has injury issues.
There are some star players that will be in this Pro Bowl betting matchup. Tennessee running back Chris Johnson, who went over 2,000 yards this season is starting at running back. Houston wide receiver Andrew Johnson is another starter who is expected to play. Indianapolis also had Reggie Wayne picked for the Pro Bowl betting game. In the NFC, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was picked as a starter along with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson.
Minnesota had the most players selected for the Pro Bowl odds game with eight so if the Vikings make the Super Bowl there will be a lot of substitutes for the Pro Bowl. Pro Bowl betting indicates that the Colts had six players to lead the AFC. The team got starting tight end Dallas Clark and starting defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis named to the team. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys also had six players named to the team. The San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints had five players each.
One big surprise in Pro Bowl betting is that the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals had no players selected. It is not a surprise when a team like Detroit or Kansas City has no players selected, but when a playoff team doesn’t get even one player it is a surprise in Pro Bowl odds.