The Conference Round of the NFL is just around the corner, which is great news for bettors. This weekend will be a great time to take some incredible against the spread picks.
Now, our first matchup is between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs come in as 7.5-point favorites here, but are they the best bet? Let’s find out who you should pick.
The second game of the weekend features two NFC West teams. The San Francisco 49ers will take a short drive to face the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams get the benefit of being at home, but they’ll likely have a ton of 49ers fans in attendance.
The 49ers went 2-0 against the Los Angeles Rams in the regular season. Will they be able to win one more and the NFC Title? Let’s now turn our attention to some ATS picks so you can make sure to place your bets against the NFL Playoffs odds.
Conference Round ATS Picks | NFL Playoffs Betting Analysis
AFC Conference Title: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Last week, we saw the Cincinnati Bengals‘ resiliency against the Tennessee Titans; however, there was one glaring problem, the offensive line. Joe Burrow was constantly under duress and was sacked nine times.
The Bengals need to avoid allowing Burrow to be hit too often as they face the Chiefs. The good news is that they have an incredible record against Kansas City.
Over their last ten meetings, the Bengals are 7-3 against the Chiefs. Kansas City also has one of the worst secondaries in the NFL, allowing 251.95 passing yards per game. Considering the weaknesses the Chiefs have on defense, the Bengals could be a good pick here.
They come in at +7.5, with the total set at 54. We’ll go over our pick against the spread for this game below.
NFC Conference Title: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
This game between NFC West rivals is definitely going to be a must-watch. The 49ers claimed a narrow victory over the Packers last week and have a great record against the Rams.
However, even with that record, the 49ers are the underdog here. Part of that is due to the injuries to Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams. Williams is currently listed as out for Sunday.
Taking that into consideration, we definitely think the Rams will win this game. The bigger question is whether they can cover the spread. Los Angeles has one of the best passing offenses in the NFL, which will help them here. They also have the No.4 defense in the NFL, allowing just 19.52 points per game.
We think this is what will put the Rams into the Super Bowl.
Best Conference Round Against the Spread picks
For the AFC Title game, we’ll take the Bengals +7.5 against the Chiefs. This season, the Bengals have gone 7-2 ATS when playing on the road. The Chiefs’ secondary is going to have a tough time covering all of Cincinnati’s weapons.
The Chiefs might win the game, but we think the Bengals will keep this one close. It’d be smart to pair this one with the over as well.
In the NFC, we think the Rams are the best bet against the spread. They’re only -3.5 heading into this one and have pulled off impressive wins this year. The Rams are also great on both sides of the ball, with the No.4 defense in the NFL.
The 49ers might’ve won the two regular-season meetings, but the Rams will win the one that matters.
AFC Conference against the spread pick: Cincinnati Bengals +7.5, OVER
NFC Conference against the spread pick: Los Angeles Rams -3.5, UNDER