2022 NFL Pro Bowl Odds & Betting Trends: AFC Favored Over NFC on Sunday Afternoon
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The 2022 NFL Pro Bowl gets underway at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN) on Sunday and despite the fact that it's a meaningless All-Star exhibition, NFL fans will tune in. And yes, more people than you expect will bet on it.
Football is football, and with just the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 56 remaining on the NFL schedule, fans and bettors will savor every last moment.
Knowing that people will watch (and bet on) the 2022 Pro Bowl, let's take a look at the latest NFL odds and betting trends for Sunday afternoon's All-Star event.
2022 NFL Pro Bowl Odds
The AFC opened as a 1-point favorite over the NFC at most shops and has crept up to a consensus spread of -1.5 (click here for live NFL odds) as of Sunday morning.
In terms of NFL Pro Bowl betting data, 50% of the tickets have landed on the NFC to this point.
The Pro Bowl over/under has also seen small movement, ticking up from its opener of 61.5 to 62.5 across the market.
2022 NFL Pro Bowl Betting Trends
Because the Pro Bowl rules and formats have changed throughout the years, it's tough to feel confident about any trends that are already of a very small sample size.
But in case you were wondering, here's how Pro Bowl betting trends have played out since 2005 courtesy of our Action Labs software.
Please note that the Pro Bowl game was not played in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interestingly, underdogs have dominated in recent years with a 12-4 against-the-spread (ATS) record. It does make some sense that taking the points in a game that is essentially a coin-flip would be valuable long term, but again, this is a short sample of data for an exhibition event.
Pro Bowl totals have been much more split with unders sporting a 9-7 record since 2005, though overs have cashed in five of the past six games.