The Pro Bowl odds are now being offered and it is time for all the NFL superstars to take advantage of a free vacation to the desert. But how can we take advantage to cash in our NFL Pro Bowl picks?
Quarterbacks: Tony Romo, Dallas; Matt Ryan, Atlanta; Matthew Stafford, Detroit.
Running backs: C.J. Anderson, Denver; Mark Ingram, New Orleans, DeMarco Murray, Dallas (captain).
Wide receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Golden Tate, Detroit; Emmanuel Sanders, Denver; Randall Cobb, Green Bay.
Tight ends: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans; Jason Witten, Dallas.
Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland.
Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Tyron Smith, Dallas; Trent Williams, Washington.
Guards: Kyle Long, Chicago; Zack Martin, Dallas; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore.
Centers: Travis Frederick, Dallas; Nick Mangold, New York Jets.
Defensive ends: Robert Quinn, St. Louis; Cameron Wake, Miami; DeMarcus Ware, Denver.
Defensive tackles: Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Aaron Donald, St. Louis; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets.
Outside linebackers: Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore; Clay Matthews, Green Bay; Von Miller, Denver.
Inside linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; D'Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis.
Cornerbacks: Vontae Davis, Indianapolis; Brent Grimes, Miami; Joe Haden, Cleveland; Chris Harris Jr., Denver.
Safeties: Eric Weddle, San Diego, Mike Adams, Indianapolis; T.J. Ward, Denver
Punter: Kevin Huber, Cincinnati.
Place-kicker: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis.
Return specialist: Darren Sproles, Philadelphia.
Special-teamer: Darrell Stuckey, San Diego.
Long-snapper: Jon Dorenbos, Philadelphia.
Coach: Jason Garrett, Dallas.
Quarterbacks: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis; Drew Brees, New Orleans; Andy Dalton, Cincinnati.
Running backs: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City; Justin Forsett, Baltimore; Alfred Morris, Washington.
Wide receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis; Jordy Nelson, Green Bay; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh (captain).
Tight ends: Martellus Bennett, Chicago; Greg Olsen, Carolina.
Fullback: John Kuhn, Green Bay.
Tackles: Joe Staley, San Francisco; Duane Brown, Houston; Ryan Clady, Denver.
Guards: Evan Mathis, Philadelphia; Mike Pouncey, Miami; Josh Sitton, Green Bay.
Centers: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.
Defensive ends: J.J. Watt, Houston (captain); Mario Williams, Buffalo; Calais Campbell, Arizona.
Interior defensive linemen: Marcell Dareus, Buffalo; Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Kyle Williams, Buffalo.
Outside linebackers: Justin Houston, Kansas City; Connor Barwin, Philadelphia; Tamba Hali, Kansas City.
Inside linebackers: C.J. Mosley, Baltimore; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh.
Cornerbacks: Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Aqib Talib, Denver; Antonio Cromartie, Arizona; Sam Shields, Green Bay.
Safeties: Antoine Bethea, San Francisco; Glover Quin, Detroit; Donte Whitner, Cleveland.
Punter: Pat McAfee, Indianapolis.
Place-kicker: Cody Parkey, Philadelphia.
Return specialist: Devin Hester, Atlanta.
Special-teamer: Justin Bethel, Arizona.
Long-snapper: L.P. Ladouceur, Dallas.
Coach: John Harbaugh, Baltimore.
Check: Finding Betting Value in 2015 Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl Picks
If you believe for a moment there is a significant betting edge in this football fiasco then I shall say that you sir, are either a jackass or a hopeless degenerate. Now that I‘ve insulted a vast portion of my readership let me further explain that we can at the very least try to pick a side based on what the offshore sportsbooks are offering.
The venue this season is Arizona instead of Hawaii which will have as much to do with the outcome of this game as JJ Watt’s favorite color. Speaking of Watt, as well as the defensive fronts on both sides of the ball, let’s not even factor in pass rushes because there will be only a cursory effort. No one wants to be responsible for tearing the ACL of an opposing quarterback in a Pro Bowl game thus the skirmish in the trenches resembles more a pillow fight than a pitched battle. However, the secondary still matters and that is perhaps the only defensive factor we will take into consideration. Even in a meaningless exhibition game, there isn’t a corner or safety that wants to be torched by their fleet-footed opponents.
With all that being said, I’m going to select Team Carter on this one, with NFL Pro Bowl odds at -110 as this game is being offered at a pick’em in most offshore sportsbooks. Luck will have his best buddy TY Hilton to throw to while Drew Brees will be his backup and Dandy Andy Dalton will come in as the third-stringer and rekindle his connection with AJ Green who just happens to be on Team Carter as well.
Finally it doesn’t hurt that JJ Watt will be on our side of the ball more for the motivational inspiration he will provide as opposed to leveling any vicious on-field tackling. And then consider we have corners Patrick Peterson, Aqib Talib, Antonio Cromartie and Sam Shields patrolling the secondary. Not a bad piece of drafting Mr. Chris Carter…not bad at all.
Free Pro Bowl Pick: Team Carter -110
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