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Odds for who will win Dodgeball at the 2023 Pro Bowl

The NFL has changed up the Pro Bowl and we now have a variety of skill competitions to go along with flag football. We’ve got odds for the Dodgeball side of things.

Jarvis Landry #80 of the Cleveland Browns competes in the Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball challenge at the 2020 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The NFL has changed up the Pro Bowl format and while it’s too early to tell how this will all go over, kudos to the league for coming up with some creative options. The game itself was never particularly enjoyable, and so the league has developed skills competitions to go along with flag football. Considering the game was glorified touch football previously, this could be a good move.

The Pro Bowl week starts with a skills challenge airing in part on Thursday and in part on Sunday. One of the events that will take place on Thursday is “Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball.” This will be a multi-round tournament of the traditional school-yard dodgeball game featuring four teams of six players. The AFC Offense will face the AFC Defense and the NFC Offense will face the NFC Defense. The winner of those games will then square off in an AFC vs. NFC matchup. Three points will go to the overall winner, with those points factoring into Sunday’s flag football games.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering odds on Pro Bowl Dodgeball, with betting available in CT, IL, KS, MD, MI, NH, OH, OR, VA, and WY. The NFC is a -125 favorite while the AFC is a -105 underdog. You can bet on each of the four teams as well. Below is a look at each team along with their odds to win. They are broken down from best to worst odds.

NFC Offense (+225)

Dalvin Cook, Vikings
CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
Saquon Barkley, Giants
George Kittle, 49ers
Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers
Christian McCaffrey, 49ers

AFC Offense (+225)

Nick Chubb, Browns
Tyreek Hill, Dolphins
Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals
Josh Jacobs, Raiders
Mark Andrews, Ravens
Dawson Knox, Bills

AFC Defense (+275)

Myles Garrett, Browns
Maxx Crosby, Raiders
Sauce Garder, Jets
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers
Roquan Smith, Ravens
Marlon Humphrey, Ravens

NFC Defense (+300)

Demario Davis, Saints
Jaire Alexander, Packers
Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
Micah Parsons, Cowboys
Jalen Ramsey, Rams
Tariq Woolen, Seahawks

There could be some serious value among the two defensive teams. If there were quarterbacks involved, then maybe it makes sense to favor the offense, but running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends aren’t throwing the ball with any regularity. The one exception would be the NFC offense with Christian McCaffrey and Kyle Juszczyk both serving as emergency quarterback for the 49ers at one time or another.