Bet the Pro Bowl
AFC vs. NFC
Date and Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3 p.m. Eastern
Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Pro Bowl Odds: NFC -3.5, O/U 46
Pro Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
The AFC team will look a lot like the Pittsburgh Steelers team, as 10 players from the Steelers were selected and eight are playing. The AFC will feature Pittsburgh star players Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. The AFC will be coached by Mike Tomlin, so it is going to be a lot of Steelers on the field. The AFC also has Alex Smith and Derek Carr at quarterback, as Tom Brady is in the Super Bowl and won’t play and Philip Rivers is also out.
The NFC team is led by Drew Brees and Russell Wilson at quarterback, while Todd Gurley and the New Orleans duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram lead the running back group. Expect to see a lot of New Orleans players on the field, as the NFC is coached by Sean Payton. The NFC team looks to have more offensive firepower and Payton is known as an offensive guru, so it is not a huge surprise that the NFC is favored.
Last year’s game was won by the NFC by a score of 20-13. The all-time series is tied 22-22. Last year’s game was a shock because it ended with just 33 points scored. Rarely do teams play much defense in the Pro Bowl, so last year’s game was a surprise, although the NFL had warned the teams to at least show some effort on defense.
Pro Bowl Free Picks
The Pro Bowl saw more defense played last season, but I can’t see it happening two years in a row. Tomlin and Payton both coached teams this season that were strong on offense and weak on defense. The NFC does look to have the stronger roster of players but you never know which team will be motivated to show up. I will avoid a side and just take the game over the total at BetDSI.
Pro Bowl ATS Pick: Over 46.5
Pro Bowl Score Prediction: NFC 35, AFC 31