The AFC and NFC will square off in the 2020 Pro Bowl on Sunday January 27, live from Camping World Stadium in sunny Orlando, Florida. With both teams looking to put on a show in the fun-filled matchup that goes down every year, one week before the Super Bowl, let’s find out where the best value lies in this matchup.
Six members of the Kansas City Chiefs had been named to the Pro Bowl and were replaced this week while the San Francisco 49ers had four players who needed to be replaced. In addition to the Super Bowl-participating players from the Chiefs and Niners, the AFC team needed to make six additional replacements due to injury or withdrawals while the NFC had to make five additional replacements.
This year, the Baltimore Ravens racked up a league-high 13 Pro Bowl performers, including likely league MVP Lamar Jackson. The AFC will be led by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh while the NFC will be coached by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
2020 Pro Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Sunday January 26, 2020, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
- TV: ESPN /ABC
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- 2020 Pro Bowl Odds: NFC -1.5 / Total: 49.5
Why Bet On The AFC?
The AFC’s quarterbacks are Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Houston’s Deshaun Watson, and Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill. At wide receiver, they’ll go with Jarvis Landry, Courtland Sutton, D.J. Chark and tight ends Mark Andrews and Jack Doyle. At running back, we’ll see Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram. Last year, Houston’s Deshaun Watson went 7-of-15 for 128 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Offense Starting Lineup
- WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen
- T – Ronnie Stanley, Laremy Tunsil
- G – Marshal Yanda, Quenton Nelson
- C – Maurkice Pouncey
- TE – Mark Andrews
- QB – Lamar Jackson
- RB – Nick Chubb
- FB – Patrick Ricard
Why Bet On The NFC?
The NFC’s quarterbacks are Seattle’s Russell Wilson, New Orleans’ Drew Brees and Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins. At wide receiver, we’ll see Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, Kenny Golladay, Davante Adams, and tight ends Zach Ertz and Austin Hooper. At running back, we’ll see Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott (why?) and Alvin Kamara who replaces the injured Christian McCaffrey. Last year, Seattle’s Russell Wilson went just 5-of-8 for 68 yards with no TD tosses and no picks.
Offense Starting Lineup
- WR – Julio Jones, Michael Thomas
- T – David Bahktiari, Tyron Smith
- G – Zack Martin, Brandon Brooks
- C – Jason Kelce
- TE – Zach Ertz
- QB – Russell Wilson
- RB – Dalvin Cook
- FB – C.J. Ham
2020 Pro Bowl Betting Trends for NFC vs AFC
- AFC is 3-0 SU in the last 3 Pro Bowls
- American Football Conference has won the last 3 Pro Bowls by an average of 9 points.
- NFC is 4-6 SU in the last 10 Pro Bowl between the AFC and NFC
- The average total is 37 in the last 3 Pro Bowls
- In the last 6 Pro Bowls between the NFC and AFC, the total is 67
- The NFC last won the Pro Bowl on Jan 27, 2013
NFC vs AFC Final NFL Betting Analysis:
2020 Pro Bowl Expert Analysis and Prediction
The last three Pro Bowls have averaged just 37.7 points per game, but between 1999 and 2015, every Pro Bowl except one saw at least 50 points put on the board.. The highlight-reel-making Lamar Jackson should also have a field day in this fun-filled game that doesn’t feature much defense. Ryan Tannehill will be making his first Pro Bowl appearance. While we won’t see a ton of running, Nick Chubb is a player that can take it to the house from anywhere on the field. For the NFC, the super accurate Drew Brees could light it up by connecting with Mike Evans or Amari Cooper while Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara are super dangerous from anywhere on the field.
A year ago, the NFC only ran the ball nine times last year, while the AFC rushed it 18 times for 54 yards in a 26-7 win they took control of early on. Still, this time, I know the league wants to see another high-scoring affair and I believe that’s just what’s going to happen. The 49.5-point total looks very low considering Pro Bowl history, the last three years aside. Seven of the last 11 Pro Bowls have produced at least 60 points, so I say play the Over!
Pick: Over 49.5 Total Points