2010 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC vs. NFC Betting Odds & Pick
The NFL may not have a truly meaningful game on the docket on Sunday, but for the first time in league history, Pro Bowl betting action will kick off the week between the Super Bowl and the AFC and NFC Championship Games. A total of 43 All-Stars from each conference will engage in this exhibition, which is traditionally a high scoring fun affair for one and all.
Current Odds: The NFC is currently favored by 2.5-points with the game ‘total’ set at 57.5 for this exhibition.
The AFC Pro Bowlers were certainly decimated by the fact that there are no Indianapolis Colts playing in this game. None of the three quarterbacks originally selected to play in the game are going to be on the roster when the game kicks off on Sunday afternoon. Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub clearly has the best numbers of any of the three on the roster, but aside from his 4,770 yards and 29 touchdown passes on the year, there just isn’t any allure in seeing either Jacksonville’s David Garrard or Tennessee’s Vince Young taking snaps. The AFC does have a fantastic set of skills players though, as it features three of the strongest young running backs in the game (Maurice Jones-Drew, Chris Johnson, and Ray Rice), and probably has the better set of receivers and tight ends of the two squads.
However, it’s hard to ignore just how good the NFC’s passing game really should be even though it doesn’t have the WR options that the AFC does. QBs Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, and Donovan McNabb all had stellar seasons, and each was deserving of his spot on the team, unlike Young, who wasn’t even starting at the beginning of the season, and Garrard, whose team is probably going to draft a quarterback to try to replace him in the near future. Keep an eye on the connection between Romo and his leading receivers Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Those two combined to catch 175 passes for 2,350 yards in the regular season, and the Cowboys trio could pave the way for a Pro Bowl wagering victory on Sunday in Miami.
The NFC has captured the L/2 Pro Bowls both SU and ATS, winning last year’s game 30-21. The teams had alternated wins and losses from 2003 to 2008, and the triumphant team has covered the football betting lines in each contest since 2000.