NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs NFC Odds, Preview and Pick

We’ve got two weeks before the Super Bowl hits, but none to fear. There’s still NFL football on the table. The best players from the AFC and NFC will meet up in the NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday.

Because it’s a sport that will be played for points, you can bet on the Pro Bowl. Here’s your line and the relevant details.

AFC        pick ’em
NFC        pick ’em

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AFC vs NFC (-3)

Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Kickoff: 3 p.m. EST

Broadcast: ESPN and ABC

Needless to say no Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots players will be stepping foot in Mickey Mouse country next weekend. Instead, you’ve got some solid alternates to slide into their spots. In the NFC, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will take over for Jared Goff. In the AFC, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will tag in for Tom Brady.

Related: NFL Betting Guide

Here are your other alternates to look for after the AFC and NFC Championship games and who they replaced:

Calias Campbell of the Jacksonville Jaguars will step in for the Texans’ J.J. Watt who is injured. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Lane Johnson will take over at offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, also because of an injury. Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short will step in for Aaron Donald and New York Giants safety Michael Thomas will fill the special teams spot vacated by the Rams’ Cory Littleton.

Jared Cook of the Oakland Raiders will fill in for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who has elected to sit out the game.  Chris Harris Jr., cornerback for the Denver Broncos, will suit up for Stephon Gilmore of the Patriots.

The Pro Bowl is an interesting game to bet on because rarely do players, especially on defense, go all out. Football is a violent sport and nobody wants to get hurt in an exhibition and there’s a good chance their own head coaches ask them to take it easy.

The staffs for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers are coaching the Pro Bowl, but there’s only so much you can put in with a week’s practice and plenty of rules limiting exactly what the defense can do.

What could be fun is finally seeing that Drew Brees vs. Patrick Mahomes match up we’ll miss out on in the Super Bowl. All three quarterbacks on both rosters will play, but it should be fun to see Mahomes lobbing passes to Keenan Allen and Brees firing off bullets to Mike Evans.

Still, how are you supposed to bet on a half-played exhibition? I think it all comes down to the mobile quarterback — specifically Watson and newly-added Dak Preskott of the Dallas Cowboys. Both those guys should be able to do whatever they want with little or no pass rush and because Prescott is playing for his own coaching staff with his top wide receiver, I think that might be the deciding factor.

If you’re looking to lay down some cash here, I say go with the NFC and swallow the points.

NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs NFC Odds, Preview and Pick
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NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs NFC Odds, Preview and Pick
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs NFC Odds, Preview and Pick

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Adam Greene is a writer and photographer based out of East Tennessee. His work has appeared in USA Today, the Associated Press, the Chicago Cubs Vineline Magazine, and many other publications.

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