Pro Bowl Lines Have a High Total

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Pro Bowl lines in recent seasons have seen the total continue to rise as the 2007 game had a total of 65.

That is a far cry from early Pro Bowls that had Pro Bowl lines with totals in the low 40’s.  Why are Pro Bowl lines favoring the over more so than before?

Pro Bowl lines have the AFC favored with the total in the 60’s.  The 2008 Pro Bowl will again be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The 2007 Pro Bowl saw the game go under the Pro Bowl lines total of 65 even though 59 points were scored.  Carson Palmer was the MVP as the AFC got a late field goal by Nate Kaeding to win 31-28.  That was after the AFC blew a 14 point lead in the last three minutes to frustrate Pro Bowl betting players that had the AFC.  The NFC recovered a late onside kick to cover the spread and reward those bettors that took the underdog. So why has the total in Pro Bowl lines continued to go higher each season?

Pro Bowl lines have seen higher totals for a couple of main reasons.  The teams are now treating the Pro Bowl as not much more than a scrimmage.  Players don’t want to get hurt and basically don’t care about winning and losing. This leads to teams playing very little defense and offenses looking for big plays and that means high totals in Pro Bowl betting. Defense means playing tough and that just doesn’t happen much in all-star games and Pro Bowl lines have reflected that fact.

Another reason Pro Bowl lines have gotten higher is that the offenses in the NFL are better than ever.  Record setting quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are making offense look easy.  Teams pass more than ever and that leads to more scoring and higher Pro Bowl lines.  Pro Bowl betting gamblers have looked to take the over in recent years in Pro Bowl lines but it hasn’t always worked.  Two of the last three games in Pro Bowl lines have gone over the total.   Take a look at the Pro Bowl betting options and enjoy the game this year.

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