In between the NFC and AFC Championships, the NFL puts on what’s become a pleasant, if not overly competitive, affair between the best from both conferences. This year, the annual NFL Pro Bowl takes place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
The game’s on Sunday, Jan. 27 with kickoff scheduled for 3:00 pm ET. Although the Pro Bowl odds haven’t been set, we can provide a thorough analysis by looking at the past 5 Pro Bowls as well as studying each team’s rosters.
2019 Pro Bowl Game Betting Preview
#ProBowl will be co-led by referees Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli – both of whom are retiring after 30 and 22 years of wearing the stripes, respectively. Down Judge Steve Stelljes and Replay Official Larry Nemmers will also work their final game. Best wishes to all! pic.twitter.com/eakCRzFV0T— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) January 15, 2019
- When: Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
- TV: ABC/ESPN
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Pro Bowl Odds: TBA
NFL Pro Bowl History
- 2013 Team Rice 23 vs Team Sanders 21
- 2014 Team Irvin 32 vs Team Carter 28
- 2015 Team Irvin vs Team Rice 27
- 2016 AFC 20 vs NFC 13
- 2017 AFC 24 vs NFC 23
2019 Pro Bowl Roster
- Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans), Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs), Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers), JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers) (sub for Brown), Jarvis Landry (Cleveland Browns) (sub for Hopkins)
- Tackle: Taylor Lewan (Tennessee Titans), Alejandro Villanueva (Pittsburgh Steelers), Eric Fisher (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Guard: David DeCastro (Pittsburgh Steelers), Marshal Yanda (Baltimore Ravens), Quenton Nelson (Indianapolis Colts), Joel Bitonio (Cleveland Browns) (sub for DeCastro)
- Center: Maurkice Pouncey (Pittsburgh Steelers) Mike Pouncey (Los Angeles Chargers)
- Tight end: Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) Eric Ebron (Indianapolis Colts)
- Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers), Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) (sub for Rivers)
- Running back: James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers), Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers), Phillip Lindsay (Denver Broncos), Lamar Miller (Houston Texans) (sub for Lindsay)
- Fullback: Anthony Sherman (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Defensive end: J.J. Watt (Houston Texans), Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns), Melvin Ingram (Los Angeles Chargers)
- Interior lineman: Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals), Jurrell Casey (Tennessee Titans), Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh Steelers), Kyle Williams (Buffalo Bills) (sub for Casey), Brandon Williams (Baltimore Ravens) (sub for Atkins)
- Outside linebacker: Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Jadeveon Clowney (Houston Texans), Dee Ford (Kansas City Chiefs), T.J. Watt (Pittsburgh Steelers) (sub for Clowney)
- Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley (Baltimore Ravens), Benardrick McKinney (Houston Texans)
- Cornerback: Xavien Howard (Miami Dolphins), Jalen Ramsey (Jacksonville Jaguars), Stephon Gilmore (New England Patriots), Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns)
- Free safety: Derwin James (Los Angeles Chargers), Eric Weddle (Baltimore Ravens)
- Strong safety: Jamal Adams (New York Jets)
- Kicker: Jason Myers (New York Jets)
- Long snapper: Casey Kreiter (Denver Broncos)
- Punter: Brett Kern (Tennessee Titans)
- Return specialist: Andre Roberts (New York Jets)
- Special teamer: Adrian Phillips (Los Angeles Chargers)
- Wide receiver: Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints), Adam Thielen (Minnesota Vikings), Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers), Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (sub for Jones)
- Tackle: Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys), Terron Armstead (New Orleans Saints), Trent Williams (Washington Redskins)
- Guard: Zack Martin (Dallas Cowboys), Brandon Brooks (Philadelphia Eagles), Trai Turner (Carolina Panthers)
- Center: Alex Mack (Atlanta Falcons), Max Unger (New Orleans Saints)
- Tight end: Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles), George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers), Austin Hooper (Atlanta Falcons) (sub for Ertz)
- Quarterback: Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
- Running back: Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams), Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)
- Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk (San Francisco 49ers)
- Defensive end: Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints), DeMarcus Lawrence (Dallas Cowboys), Danielle Hunter (Minnesota Vikings)
- Interior lineman: Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), Fletcher Cox (Philadelphia Eagles), Akiem Hicks (Chicago Bears)
- Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears), Ryan Kerrigan (Washington Redskins), Anthony Barr (Minnesota Vikings), Olivier Vernon (New York Giants) (sub for Mack)
- Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly (Carolina Panthers), Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks), Leighton Vander Esch (Dallas Cowboys) (sub for Kuechly)
- Cornerback: Kyle Fuller (Chicago Bears), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals), Darius Slay (Detroit Lions), Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys)
- Free safety: Eddie Jackson (Chicago Bears), Harrison Smith (Minnesota Vikings)
- Strong safety: Landon Collins (New York Giants), Malcolm Jenkins (Philadelphia Eagles) (sub for Collins)
- Kicker: Aldrick Rosas (New York Giants)
- Long snapper: To be named by coach
- Punter: Michael Dickson (Seattle Seahawks)
- Return specialist: Tarik Cohen (Chicago Bears)
- Special teamer: Cory Littleton (Los Angeles Rams)
What does the last 5 NFL Pro Bowls tell us?
The last 5 NFL Pro Bowls tell us that unlike the NBA All-Star Game, NFL players aren’t overly concerned with making the best possible plays. There’s a lot of holding up in the Pro Bowl. Why hurt someone when you mustn’t?
Pro Bowl coaches also make sure that every player can get onto the field. After all, if the fans want to see those players battle each other, the fans vote, the coaches on each sideline have a duty to give every player some time.</p?
That’s led to competitive, but not exactly hard-hitting, low-scoring games.
What’s the expected against the spread line at kickoff and who has the edge?
The line should be even to -3 before kickoff with the NFC looking like the team to back.
Drew Brees and Russell Wilson will play quarterback for the NFC while the AFC will boast Andrew Luck. Because Brees just played in the NFC Championship, Wilson will get the most playing time. Luck will get the most playing time for the AFC.
Both Wilson and Luck are as good as it gets. The one area on offense where the NFC has a decided advantage is at running back, though. No player in the AFC compares to great rushers Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott. Both those guys run hard, can catch the ball out of the backfield, and will benefit from a mobile quarterback like Russell Wilson.
Because both teams won’t go all out on defense, Zeke and Barkley should have a field day. The NFC could turn the tables on the AFC in the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Don’t be surprised if they win by a healthy margin, maybe, 10 to 14 points while the AFC struggles to move the football at all.
We’ve got to predict another Pro Bowl under 50 points, right? Go NFC to cover because they’ll win by double-digits and that should be more than enough to cover the spread.
2019 NFL Pro Bowl Predicted Score: NFC 28, AFC 14