With the NFL getting ready to decide which teams will be in the Super Bowl, looking at betting trends could make your wagers even more accurate. Today, we will decipher some betting trends for the AFC and NFC Championship Games and decide which teams and point totals we should bet on against their NFL Playoffs odds.
Betting Trends Worth Looking at from Conference Championship Games
Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs
As of this article being written, the Kansas City Chiefs are listed as a seven-point favorite at home. They have the advantage as this is their fourth consecutive season hosting the AFC Championship Game.
The Chiefs have been doing incredibly well at home as they have covered in each of their previous five games after beginning the season where they could not cover the spread if they tried. Looking at the two playoff games, the Chiefs have won by 13.5 points while the Bengals have a five-point average margin of victory in the playoffs.
Kansas City played incredibly well and could get pressure on Joe Burrow, so I am digging the Chiefs winning by multiple possessions and covering the spread.
The point total for this game is being listed at 54.5 total points. These defenses have stepped up during the postseason as Cincinnati is allowing 17.5 points while Kansas City has given up 28.5 points through the two games each team played.
Everyone is expecting another shootout, but Cincinnati has the defensive backs that can contain the firepower of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill a bit.
However, have you paid attention this postseason because the Chiefs scored 42 points on the vaunted Buffalo Bills defense. Also, these teams played in Week 17, so they have actual game tape to look back on and improve off of that.
The over has hit in the last five Kansas City games, so that seems like the better play in this game.
San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams
Two NFC West rivals will clash with a chance to make it to the Super Bowl, and the sportsbooks have the Los Angeles Rams favored by 3.5 points at home.
San Francisco is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, but the hook will save them. The story of Jimmy Garoppolo’s playoff struggles despite winning games will end here, but according to MyBookie, the betting public is split.
It’s extremely difficult to beat a team three times in a season, but the 49ers could do just that with a win. However, go with the 49ers to cover the spread and the Moneyline to the Rams.
The point total between these teams is sitting at 46 total points right now. Jimmy Garoppolo has led to 18 points per game during the playoffs, and that isn’t going to be enough to hit their implied total against a stellar defensive unit in Los Angeles.
The under has hit in five of the previous six Rams home games, so go with the under to hit in this contest.