While it’s certainly exciting to be this close to the Super Bowl, it’s also a little disappointing to know that the NFL season is coming to an end. There are now precious few opportunities remaining to make some money on the NFL before it goes away for months, which is why we are diving deep into the upcoming Conference Championship Games, both of which are set for this weekend. The matchups are not what anyone would call particularly surprising, with 3 of the 4 remaining teams starting out the postseason as either a #1 or #2 seed. What that means is that we have the potential for some very tight games, but will we see defenses or offenses rule? That is what we are going to discuss here, as we get into the point totals for both games. Let’s get right to it so you can place your bets on the NFL Playoffs Odds.
O/U Picks for This Weekend’s NFL Games | AFC, and NFC Conference Championships Betting Analysis
San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles – NFC Championship Game
Let’s get the ball rolling by looking at the big game in the NFC, with the 49ers hitting the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles. When it comes to current form, there is no team hotter than the San Francisco 49ers, as they have won 12 in a row, with the defense standing tall, while a 3rd string QB does his stuff. In terms of the point total, there are a couple of trends that jump out when looking at the 49ers, the most convincing of which is that each of their last 7 road playoff games have gone UNDER. They have also seen the UNDER hit in 5 of their last 6 postseason games overall.
The Eagles must be delighted to have Jalen Hurts back under center after losing both games that he was forced to sit out through injury. Despite being very good on the offensive side of the football, the Eagles have seen 4 of their last 5 games go UNDER. In the last 4 meetings between these two teams, the UNDER has hit every time.
I am playing the UNDER 46.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs – AFC Championship Game
Last weekend, we saw all 4 of the Divisional Round games fall UNDER the point total, which is exactly what we predicted. Are we going to see the dame this weekend? Let’s start out by taking a look at the red hit Cincinnati Bengals, who will be heading to KC on a 10-game win streak. In each of the last 5 times they have had to go on the road in the postseason, the UNDER has hit every single time. In the playoffs overall, they have seen 9 of their last 10 games go UNDER.
The Chiefs are a team known for their offense, but will they be as high-powered as usual with Patrick Mahomes perhaps limited with a high ankle sprain? What may come as a surprise is that the Chiefs tend to trend toward the UNDER, which has certainly been the case in home games. KC has seen the UNDER hit in 6 of the last 7 games played in their own building. That includes 4 in a row when they host a team with a winning record.
I am playing the UNDER 47.