2022 NFL Pro Bowl Betting Preview

2022 NFL Pro Bowl Betting Preview

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Chargers Center Corey Linsley snaps the ball at the AFC's Pro Bowl practice in Las Vegas

NFC Point Spread +1 (-105) | ML -110 | O/U 61.5 (-110) 

The NFC is filled with tons of talent led by starting quarterback and maybe back-to-back NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. Now he probably won't play the whole game but will definitely be able to hook up with teammate Davante Adams.

The defensive line for the NFC is very stout, including guys like Brian Burns, Aaron Donald, Nick Bosa, and Cameron Jordan, just to name a few. 

The NFC definitely has the better receiving corps on the offensive side of the ball, especially with some of these guys' seasons. Deebo Samuel and Justin Jefferson headline that group after tremendous seasons for both of them. 

Dalvin Cook, James Conner, and Alvin Kamara will fill out the backfield, and Kyle Juszczyk of the 49ers will provide the Fullback duties. 

The NFC's tight ends are George Kittle of the 49ers and Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons. Of course, 2021 record-smasher Cooper Kupp was also named to the squad but will also be replaced due to the Rams' upcoming date with the Bengals

NFC Betting Analysis 

The NFC team definitely has the upper hand roster-wise. Their defense is filled with studs all around the field however have a much skimpier quarterback room than the AFC, and as we have seen in the past, the quarterbacks kind of make or break your pro bowl experience. 

Now the defense isn't as important as the offense in the Pro-Bowl, so make sure to take that into account before placing your wager on this one. 

AFC Point Spread -1 (-105) | ML -110 | O/U 61.5 (-110) 

The AFC's Pro Bowl roster is going to be led by quarterbacks Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers (who will start the game), the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, with the league's top vote-getter, Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor headlining the backfield.

Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon was also selected but will not participate as he will be instead taking part in the Super Bowl. Steelers star rookie Najee Harris replaces him.

Like his teammate Mixon, rookie sensation Jamar Chasse will also be replaced by a Pittsburgh Steeler, Deontae Johnson.

The rest of the AFC's receivers will include Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs, Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills, and Keenan Allen of the Chargers, with the Ravens' Mark Andrews and Travis Kelce of the Chiefs (the AFC's second-highest vote-getter and third-highest overall) as the tight ends.

AFC Betting Analysis 

The AFC definitely has the better offensive roster quarterback-wise, but their defense is lacking just a bit. With Patrick Mahomes at the helm and Allen/Jackson there to back him up, the AFC could easily run away with this game. But then again, it is the Pro-Bowl, so anything goes. 

Look for Jonathan Taylor to impact this game as well. Pro-Bowlers are afraid of hitting, so Taylor should keep some of those NFC defenders awake and ready. 

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