NFL Pro Bowl 2019 Picks: AFC Vs. NFC Schedule, Roster, Odds And Expert Predictions For NFL All-Star Game.The 2019 Pro Bowl will feature 88 of the NFL’s top players—exactly half of whom are making their all-star debut—going head to head as they represent the AFC and NFC in what should be an exciting exhibition game. These all-stars may not be happy about playing this game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando instead of gearing up to compete in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next week, but fans should be stoked that there is still some football to watch on Sunday. While the outcome of the game may not matter for much, viewers can up the ante by placing a wager down the outcome.
Oddsmakers have made the betting line a pick ‘em, which means neither the AFC or NFC will be getting or laying points in the 2019 Pro Bowl. That indicates an evenly matched battle, which was exactly the case last year. Although the NFC was favored by 2.5 points, the AFC was able to pull an upset thanks to a strong second-half performance. Interestingly enough, not a single quarterback that helped orchestrate last year’s comeback win is on the AFC roster in 2019. Derek Carr, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith are out, while up-and-coming star Patrick Mahomes will start for the AFC, with Deshaun Watson (replacing Tom Brady, who will be participating in the Super Bowl) and Andrew Luck (replacing the injured Philip Rivers) waiting in the reserves. They’ll be trying to out-gun starting NFC quarterback Russell Wilson, who partook in last year’s event but failed to produce a touchdown, as well as NFC reserves Mitch Trubisky and Dak Prescott. The books are expecting these signal-callers to help produce plenty of points, with the over/under set at 55 points. That’s well below the 2018 edition of the Pro Bowl—which closed at a 66.5-point total—but isn’t surprisingly low given that last year’s contest finished with just 47 points on the board.
Will the NFC avenge its shortcomings last year and find a way to get a win for the conference for the first time since 2013 (the NFL switched the format of the Pro Bowl from 2014 through 2016) or will the AFC continue its dominance with a third straight victory? For those looking for advice on how to bet this game, you’ve come to the right place. Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has sent along his prediction on the outcome and you won’t want to miss who the Vegas expert has winning. Before getting to his pick, take a look at the complete schedule, starting kickoff time, TV info, updated odds and more for the 2019 Pro Bowl.
2019 Pro Bowl Viewing Guide And Odds
|Sunday, Jan. 27||3 p.m.||ESPN/WatchESPN||AFC vs. NFC||Pick ‘Em||55|
NFL / Pro Bowl Odds via BetDSI Sportsbook
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Pro Bowl Betting Trends
- The underdog has covered the spread in 12 of the last 15 Pro Bowls.
- Underdogs have outright won seven of the 11 Pro Bowls played.
- The Pro Bowl has averaged 67.4 total points since 2006, although both teams have combined for 47 or fewer points in three of the past five contests, including a total of 33 in 2017.
- The Pro Bowl total has gone UNDER in six of the last 12 years and four of the last five.
The AFC’s roster of running backs is talented, but doesn’t include a 1,000-yard rusher. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Houston’s Lamar Miller tied for 11th in the NFL with 973 rushing yards, while L.A.’s Melvin Gordon averaged 5.1 yards per carry.
For the Pro Bowl 2019, we can tell you Tierney is leaning toward the under, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He’s identified a crucial X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.