2019 Pro Bowl Betting Odds: NFC Opens as Short Favorite Over AFC

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  • The NFC opened as a 2-point favorite over the AFC for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl.
  • We examine how this line moved immediately after opening and whether bettors should be targeting the total, which opened at 60.

The NFL Pro Bowl, everyone’s favorite football game of the year, is now open for betting. While just an exhibition with questionable motivation and effort from the players, bettors still jump on one of the final opportunities to wager on the NFL each season.

The NFC opened as a 2-point favorite over the AFC, and quickly ticked down to -1 just 10 minutes after the line was initially posted.

The over/under sits at 60, and has yet to move off its opening number.

Many bettors believe that Pro Bowl overs are auto-bets, as vanilla defense with no blitzing (or overall effort) lead to easy scores.

However, according to The Action Network’s John Ewing, just seven of the last 15 Pro Bowls have gone over the closing total. Oddsmakers likely caught onto this trend as the average Pro Bowl over/under was 62.4 points from 2004-2011, but jumped to 76.1 since 2012.

At the time of writing, sportsbooks have yet to report any public betting data for the 2019 Pro Bowl.

We’ve tracked more than 16,000 bets per year on the Pro Bowl over the last two seasons, more than any NBA or college basketball game from yesterday.

As a result, anyone betting on the Pro Bowl, which we know you are, should be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app for live odds and betting percentage updates.