Okay MyBookie NFL betting nation, with Week 13 of the 2020 regular season on hand, it’s time to take a look at the latest odds to win both conference championships. With Pittsburgh and Kansas City on fire in the AFC and New Orleans red-hot and out front in the NFC, let’s find out what likely lies ahead in the race to win both conference crowns so you can start preparing your bets and place them against their NFL odds.
Updated NFL 2020 Conference Championship Odds | Dec. 2nd
|2020 AFC Championship||Odds|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+120|
|New England Patriots||+5000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+15000|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2000|
|New York Jets||+100000|
American Football Conference Analysis
The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (10-1) have won six straight games heading into its Week 13 home date against Denver. Kansas City knocked off Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week while unleashing the same powerful offense that helped them win it all a year ago.
The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) have had their Week 12 matchup against Baltimore repeatedly changed because of the Raven’s COVID-19 outbreak, but Pittsburgh has answered the bell in all 10 games this season while ranking fourth in scoring (29.8 ppg) and first in points allowed (17.4 ppg).
In Baltimore, the Ravens (6-4) still have the league’s reigning MVP in dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson, but make no mistake about it, this is a team with problems right now. Not only are the dealing with a massive coronavirus outbreak, but the AFC North title hopefuls have dropped two straight by falling to New England and Tennessee in their last two games.
Speaking of the Titans (8-3), the AFC conference finalists a year ago are looking good heading into their Week 13 home matchup against Cleveland. Tennessee has won two straight and three of four while taking out Baltimore and division rival Indianapolis in their last two games. Derrick Henry is bowling over opponents – again – and the Titans rank an impressive sixth in scoring (29.5 ppg).
The Buffalo Bills are also sitting at an encouraging 8-3 as they head into their Week 13 road date at San Francisco. The Bills have won four of five while recording impressive wins over Seattle and New England along the way. While the Indianapolis Colts (7-4), fell to Tennessee last weekend, the Colts have still managed to win four of its last six games while beating the Packers, Titans and Ravens during the span. With a team that ranks an identical ninth in scoring (27.5 ppg) and points allowed (23.0 ppg), I love the value that Indy is offering as a value-packed +850 pick to win the AFC.
The Cleveland Browns are sitting pretty at 8-3 and head into Week 13 riding a three-game winning streak. However, I’m not very impressed seeing as how only one of their eight victories have come against a team that currently owns a winning record.
For me, the Miami Dolphins (7-4) have been far more impressive and offer far more value than Cleveland after beating legitimate Super Bowl hopeful teams like Seattle, Arizona and the LA Rams. Hell, Miami’s complete sweep of the NFC West this season tells me the young Fins and their second-ranked scoring defense (18.6 ppg) can play with anyone on any given day!
|2020 NFC Championship||Odds|
|San Francisco 49ers||+3300|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+500|
|New Orleans Saints||+220|
|Green Bay Packers||+400|
|Los Angeles Rams||+500|
|New York Giants||+3000|
|Washington Football Team||+3000|
National Football Conference Analysis
In the NFC, the NFC South-leading Saints (9-2) are looking as good as ever despite missing superstar quarterback Drew Brees the last two weeks. New Orleans has ripped off eight straight wins as they get set for their Week 13 road date against NFC South rival Atlanta.
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are identical +400 picks to win the NFC, but these two 8-3 teams are not equal in my estimation outside of their identical records. The Packers have lost three of their last seven despite beating up on pitiful Chicago last weekend. Yes, the Packers lead the league in scoring (31.7 ppg), but Green Bay also ranks a modest 19th in points allowed (25.7 ppg).
While Seattle ranks third in scoring (31.0 ppg) and just 26th in points allowed (27.6 ppg), the Seahawks are improving on defense and head into their Week 13 home date against the Giants coming off their two best defensive performances of the season the last two weeks. I love Seattle as a +400 pick and the Packers a little less so.
Tampa Bay is a +500 pick to win the NFC, but this is another team with issues as they get set for their intriguing Week 14 home date against Minnesota. The Buccaneers have lost two straight against the Rams and Chiefs while dropping three of their last four overall, including their emphatic 38-3 smackdown loss at home against New Orleans in Week 9. The Bucs rank seventh in scoring (28.7 ppg) but a more modest 13th in points allowed (23.3 ppg). More importantly, it’s clear that Tom Brady is no longer the game-changing superstar he once was.
The L.A. Rams had their two-game winning streak snapped in Sunday’s upset loss against San Francisco, but this is a team that has a phenomenal defense that ranks inside the Top 5 across the board, not to mention they have the most disruptive defensive player in the world in the incomparable Aaron Donald.
Arizona (6-5) is loaded with talent, starting with gifted second-year quarterback Kyler Murray, but the Cardinals are struggling at the worst time possible as they head into Week 13 having lost two straight and three of its last four games overall.
As far as the NFC East is concerned, Washington (4-7) looks fantastic right now, particularly on defense. Washington ranks a surprising seventh in points allowed (22.1 ppg) while also ranking first against the pass. Ron Rivera has also found a pair of stars in running back Antonio Gibson and wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
New York is also looking a lot better as they head into Week 13 riding a three-game winning streak. The G-Men will be without starting quarterback Daniel Jones for the foreseeable future, but really, it doesn’t matter which teams wins the NFC East because the division winner is almost assuredly going to be a one-and-done playoff participant!
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