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Pro Bowl Betting – Pro Bowl still worth watching

Chris JohnsonSuper Bowl betting is on the minds of many in the online betting industry right now, but the NFL is trying to drum up interest in the Pro Bowl by moving it from Hawaii to Miami, the site of the Super Bowl, and a week before the big game. There are a number of injuries to both rosters, but here are four players to keep an eye on this Sunday.

AFC vs NFC odds – Sunday, January 31, 7:20 PM ET

Chris Johnson, Tennessee: the Offensive Player of the Year this season, Johnson was the runaway rushing leader with 2,006 yards to go with 14 touchdowns. Other telling stats: Johnson had just three fumbles despite an NFL-high 358 carries, and he paced the league with 79 rushing first-downs.

[ad#336r]Darrelle Revis, New York Jets: the Pro Bowl is usually a shootout (sportsbook players should know that eight of the last 10 Pro Bowls have had 55 points or more scored), and the NFC will look to air it out against the player many call the best cover corner in the league. Revis had six picks during the regular season, and then two more in the playoffs, and shut down many of the game’s best receivers.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay: the Packers’ pivot was fourth in the league in yards and passer rating, and one only wonders what kind of numbers Rodgers would have had if he wasn’t sacked a league-high 50 times. The Packers’ offensive line pulled it together in the second half of the year, so look for a confident Rodgers to throw some bombs on Sunday.

Miles Austin, Dallas: Larry Johnson of Arizona and Minnesota’s Sidney Rice are out with injuries, but the NFC, who are 2.5-point favorites according to US sportsbook odds (US sportsbook review), still have Austin, who came out of nowhere to rank third in receiving yards. Austin had 250 yards in Week 5 at Kansas City, and never took his foot off the gas, although he was kept quiet in the Cowboys’ humbling loss at Minnesota in this year’s playoffs. Austin tied for second in the NFL with 21 plays of 20 yards or more, and teammate Tony Romo will surely look for the wide receiver when they’re both in the game.

NFL betting picks: The NFC (-2.5) is too deep at quarterback for the AFC.

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