While all of the pro sports leagues have struggled to add spice and meaning to their All-Star Games the NFL has really suffered in recent years. As a result, the NFL has tried tweaking the rules of its annual Pro Bowl. The All-Star teams of the AFC and NFC will meet on Sunday. And it’s the only NFL betting action of the weekend. Among the differences is that there are no kickoffs in the Pro Bowl. Additionally, there will be a two-minute warning in each quarter. On balance the Pro Bowl has improved in quality the past three years.
AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl
Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
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AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
Hope for Intense Competition
Following an embarrassment of a game in 2015 the NFL has strived to make the action more compelling. Above all the last two Pro Bowl games have restored competitiveness that makes for improved NFL betting. In the same way interest in the Pro Bowl remains strong. The other pro sports leagues would love to have the TV ratings of the NFL All Star matchup. And this year will be no different with some of the biggest names in the game taking the field.
Headlining the AFC roster is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. At the onset Mahomes has been touted as a top NFL Most Valuable Player Award candidate. Additionally, the 23-year-old budding superstar showed well in the AFC Championship game in a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots. Mahomes was clutch when it mattered most as he rallied the Chiefs to a late lead only to see the KC defense get carved to pieces. Also quarterbacking the AFC will be veteran record setter Philip Rivers of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should also see action for the AFC. Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill brings game breaking ability. And running back James Conner of the Pittsburgh Steelers made fans miss Le’Veon Bell a lot less.
Not that the NFC will be lacking in offshore betting assets. Indeed, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is a quarterback of the first rank. Also, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is coming off a fine playoff season. Prescott will have one of his favorite teammates in Ezekiel Elliott behind him in the backfield. Further, Cowboys center Amari Cooper will also be on hand for America’s Team.
In the same way Prescott and Mahomes had to carry their respective teams to the playoffs. Prescott had little in the way of supporting firepower. While Mahomes had little margin for error with a defense that couldn’t stop anyone consistently.
Extending the All-Star format are the head coaches. Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers leads the AFC. And Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys will coach the NFC.
Matchup to Watch
Patrick Mahomes could loom big in this matchup. Due to a limited playbook and practice time the Chiefs signal caller’s improvisational skills could prove to be a
NFL betting asset.
AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl NFL Betting Odds Pick
In sum the AFC is the call for the Pro Bowl!
AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl NFL Betting Online Pick: AFC
AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: AFC 27, NFC 24
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