Football's forgotten game kicks off on Sunday, starting at 3 pm ET. Is it worth betting on? Well, maybe....
GAMBLING ON THE PRO BOWL
Nobody cares about the NFL Pro Bowl, right?
Well, we sure do care if we bet on it. This year's return of the NFL All-Star Game, after it was canceled last season, will be the first Pro Bowl ever to be held in Las Vegas. It will also take place less than 24 hours after the NHL All-Star game directly across the highway (Sunday, Feb. 6, Noon PT).
The AFC holds a slim versus the NFC lead in the series since the 1970 merger, going 25-22 straight up. Coaching the AFC squads this season is Mike Vrabel (Tennessee). Matt LaFleur (Green Bay) will call the shots on the NFC sideline.
EXPERT PREDICTION (powered by pointspreads.ca):
In the last AFC-NFC game, 71 points were scored. We look for a similar type of game here, with defenses going through the motions, but a crowd-pleasing display by the offenses. The betting total at 62.5, which might seem very high for any NFL game. But the recent history and little to no defense played by either team makes the "over" a tempting wager.