Pro Bowl Sunday’s Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Pro Bowl betting has the NFC a 2-point favorite on Sunday with a total of 57. If it seems weird that Pro Bowl odds are being played before Super Bowl odds, it is.

In fact, it is the first time the NFL has decided to play the Pro Bowl first and the early consensus is that it might be the last.

Pro Bowl betting does not have any players from the two Super Bowl teams the Indianapolis Colts or New Orleans Saints and a number of other players are not in the game either.  In fact, the rosters really don’t look like Pro Bowl rosters.  The AFC has really only one true Pro Bowl quarterback as Matt Schaub will get the start.  David Garrard and Vince Young have no business being at the game.  But they are going to play and they are going to have an impact on the Pro Bowl betting outcome.

The NFC quarterback trio looks a little bit better with Aaron Rodgers, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo.  Two of them are replacements though for Drew Brees and Brett Favre.  The NFC roster simply looks better at the top than the AFC and that is why they are favored in Pro Bowl odds. But this is basically an exhibition so anything could happen in Pro Bowl betting.

There have been so many changes to the rosters (a record 29 so far) that it really is hard to keep track.  The NFC has won 20 of the Pro Bowls while the AFC has won 19.  That is about how even it has been in Pro Bowl betting.  The NFC has won the last two games though in Pro Bowl odds.  The previous five years before that it was each conference alternating wins.

You can bet on the side and the total in Pro Bowl betting and you may be able to bet on who will win the MVP award.  That could actually be anyone in a game like this although the quarterbacks have won 16 of the MVP awards.  Wide receivers have won eight of them so that is also a possibility.  Not much defense is played so quarterbacks and receivers normally have big games in Pro Bowl betting.  The AFC has Matt Schaub throwing to his teammate Andre Johnson so if the AFC wins then one of them might be the MVP.  The AFC also has Chris Johnson and he is capable of having a big game and impacting Pro Bowl odds.

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