2018 NFL Pro Bowl Prediction
Is the over a good bet to cash tonight when the AFC takes on the NFC in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl?
Who Oddsmakers Like: NFC. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the NFC is a 3-point favorite to beat the AFC, which also opened as a 3-point underdog. As for the total, it hit the board at 71 but was bet all the way down to 63.5 at most online sportsbooks.
Who the Public Likes: NFC. As of Sunday morning, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks was on the NFC to cover the point spread. Also, 74% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.
Who We Like: The under. Ever since the NFC hung 62 points on the AFC in a 62-35 rout, the NFL has taken strides to make the Pro Bowl more competitive. That year (2012-2013 season) exposed the game for being an even bigger circus than it already was but bettors have also been able to capitalize recently.
In the following years, not only has the game been more competitive, the scores have been lowered. When Jerry Rice's team took on Deion Sanders' squad, the final was 22-21, cashing well under the whopping 90.5-point total. The game was higher-scoring the following year when Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28, but the score still fell 8.5 points under the 68.5-point total.
In the 2016 Pro Bowl, the game did cash the over when Team Irvin defeated Team Rice 49-27, although the score went over the total only by a single point. Even though the NFL went back to the AFC vs. NFC format last year, the score was just 20-13, following well under the 80-point total.
With the NFL trying to up TV ratings again for the Pro Bowl and promising a more competitive game, I like the under to cash again tonight. Jump on it now before the value continues to decrease.
2018 NFL PRO BOWL PREDICTIONS: NFC/AFC UNDER 63.5