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While the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are busy gearing up for Super Bowl LIV, the rest of the NFL world turns its attention to the 2020 Pro Bowl.
While the Pro Bowl doesn’t carry the intensity or excitement of a competitive NFL game, it does offer a fun factor that normal games do not. It’s entertaining to see some of the best players on the planet cutting up, showing off their skills and enjoying themselves in the process.
Here we will take a look at which players are taking part in this year’s All-Star exhibition and whom you should keep an eye on.There’s one week remaining until the Super Bowl, which means its time for the annual exhibition matchup between (most) of the best players from the AFC and NFC. The AFC has won each of the last three Pro Bowls since the league switched back to its traditional conference matchup, and with NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson leading the AFC, the NFC is a betting underdog in 2020.
The Pro Bowl, which will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN and ABC.
Here are the players who were selected as starters for the 2020 Pro Bowl. Several starters from the Chiefs and 49ers will not be participating in the game as they prepare for Super Bowl LIV, and the NFC in particular will rely on replacement starters extensively. You can see the full rosters here.
The AFC will try to keep the defense off balance with its dual-threat quarterbacks when it battles the NFC in the 2020 Pro Bowl on Sunday in Orlando. Likely league MVP Lamar Jackson of the Ravens and Houston’s Deshaun Watson will be trying to lead the team to its fourth consecutive victory. The AFC leads the all-time series 24–22 and won decisively last year, 26–7, after scoring the first 20 points.
Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Sportsbooks peg the AFC as a 1.5-point favorite in the latest 2020 Pro Bowl odds, with the over-under for total points set at 50.5. Before you make any 2020 Pro Bowl picks or NFL predictions, see what elite NFL expert R.J. White has to say.
CBS Sports’ NFL editor, White owns two recent huge cashes in the world’s most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. He tied for 18th out of 2,748 contestants in 2017 with a 52–29–4 mark against the spread. It wasn’t a fluke, either, as he also cashed big-time in the 2015 SuperContest.
Over the past month, White has nailed 67 percent of his NFL picks against the spread at SportsLine, going 14–7. Anyone who has followed him is way up. Now, White has studied the rosters for the Pro Bowl 2020 and released another confident point-spread pick. You can go here to see it. Here are several NFL betting lines for the AFC vs. the NFC in the 2020 Pro Bowl:
Why the NFC can cover
Offensively, the NFC is overflowing with dynamic options. At quarterback, Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins are all capable of big things, with a highly-competitive pedigree on the field. When it comes to skill players, though, the NFC has a bevy of talent that can present issues for the AFC.
Davante Adams and Amari Cooper are arguably the two best wide receivers in the NFL and, if the AFC keys on the passing game, the NFC has a trio of unbelievable running back options. Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey and Ezekiel Elliott are All-Pro kind of options and, with a defense that features Aaron Donald, Fletcher Cox, Cam Jordan, Bobby Wagner and more, it is easy to see a path to victory.
Why the AFC can cover
Jackson electrified fans all season, passing for 3,127 yards and a league-high 36 touchdowns while ranking sixth in the league in rushing with 1,206 yards. Watson threw for 3,852 yards, rushed for 413 more, and accounted for 33 TDs. The absence of Travis Kelce will open up chances for tight ends Mark Andrews of Baltimore and the Colts’ Jack Doyle, who combined for 107 catches.
A pair of 2018 second-round picks will get a chance to shine at receiver for the AFC, with Denver’s Courtland Sutton (1,112 yards) and Jacksonville’s D.J. Chark (1,008) making their debuts. With tackles Cameron Heyward (Steelers), Geno Atkins (Bengals) and Jurrell Casey (Titans) holding down the front, the AFC should be well-stocked to defend the run.
How to make 2020 Pro Bowl picks
White is leaning under on the total, but he also says a crucial personnel mismatch makes one side of the spread a must-back. “The fact that defenders should lay off a bit” will help one player shine, carrying his team to a cover, White told SportsLine. He’s sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.