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    NFL Pro Bowl 2018: Football Fix Waiting For Super Bowl 52

    NFL Pro Bowl 2018: Football Fix Waiting For Super Bowl 52

    NFC (-149) vs. AFC (+130)

    The National Football League’s brightest superstars will take centre stage on Sunday when the AFC and NFC clash in the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. After an early playoff exit, the AFC team will be led by Pittsburgh’s Big 3 of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell. The NFC features a slew of all-star quarterbacks, including Seattle Seahawks pivot Russell Wilson and New Orleans Saints play caller Drew Brees.

    For those who think there’s nothing at stake in the annual Pro Bowl, think again. Players on the winning team get a nice $64,000 bonus, while everyone on the losing club still takes home $32,000. Let’s dive into some of the top betting lines for Sunday’s Pro Bowl, with odds courtesy of Sports Interaction.

    NFL Pro Bowl 2018 Odds at Sports Interaction

    Point Spread

    The AFC will be without several key stars, most notably Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce — both who are nursing an injuries. It is why the NFC will enter Sunday’s contest as 3-point favourites. The NFC dropped last year’s game and will be looking for revenge when the two conferences collide on Sunday. The NFC’s QB group of Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Jared Goff will likely make this game into a high-scoring affair with their offensive skill. Take the NFC to cover in what should be a lopsided victory.

    Total Points

    Last year’s Pro Bowl produced just 33 points — the lowest score since the 2005 season when the NFC walked away with a 23-17 victory. Historically, the Pro Bowl is a wide open, offensive matchup as both teams rarely focus on playing strong defence. Sports Interaction has set the projected total points for Sunday’s contest at 67½. While many bettors will certainly shy away from taking the over, that shouldn’t be the case as both conference will go all out on Sunday. Take the over.

    First Team to Score

    First possession is paramount in the Super Bowl, as there is a strong chance the team to open with the ball, will likely find the end zone. Sports Interaction has odds on the team to score first, with the NFC all-stars coming in as the -140 favourites. The AFC come in as the enticing +100 underdogs. Ben Roethlisberger is likely to get the start for the AFC all-stars and the QB knows a thing or two about driving down the field, especially with Bell and Brown by his side.

    Margin of Victory

    Will the Pro Bowl be a blowout or a tight defensive matchup? Sports Interaction has a series of Margin of Victory wagers to choose from, including the NFC all-stars winning by 11-15 points that will pay out at +650 — a nice little chunk of change. If you’re considering putting your money down on the AFC all-stars, consider picking the conference to win by 1-5 points, paying out at +450.

    Pro Bowl Pick: NFC (-149, -3)

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