Who is favored to win AFC Championship Game?
The Chiefs are a large favorite in the AFC Championship Game, so bettors will need to risk a hefty $3.45 to win $1 on the team advancing to the Super Bowl by any margin of victory. Those believing the Bengals can pull another upset in the 2022 NFL Playoffs can net $2.75 for each $1 risked on the club.
What is the point spread for the Cincinnati Kansas City game?
7.5-pointThe Chiefs are a 7.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook. Kansas City is -340 on the money line in the game, which will be played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
What are the odds of Chiefs beating Bengals?
Kansas City is a seven-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Bengals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 54.5.
Are the Bengals better than the Chiefs?
The two teams have met each other 31 times (including 1 postseason game), with the Cincinnati Bengals winning 17 games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning 14 games.
It’ll be Patrick Mahomes vs. Joe Burrow in a bid to advance to Super Bowl LVI
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are set to duke it out today in just a few hours in the AFC Championship game with the winner punching their ticket to Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI. The Bengals find themselves knocking on the door of a Super Bowl berth after upsetting the No. 1 seeded Titans in the divisional round.
Bengals at Chiefs spread picks
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Bengals at Chiefs total picks
“This number feels a bit too low considering how high-powered both of these offenses are. Back in Week 17, the Bengals and Chiefs combined for 65 points and that was in a game where Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill combined for just 65 yards receiving.
Best prop picks
SportsLine expert R.J. White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. As we look towards this AFC Championship, White is among many SportsLine gurus that have locked in their players props.
Bengals vs. Chiefs betting trends
Let’s look beyond the recency effect of their 2021 regular-season matchup for betting leans.
Bengals vs. Chiefs prediction
It’s tough to know how to feel about this game. Joe Burrow is a player of destiny, which he proved throughout his time at LSU and early in his NFL career. Kansas City features a significantly better roster and has home-field advantage, though.
Why the Chiefs can cover
The Chiefs have won eight straight at Arrowhead, and the home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these teams. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns last week against the Bills, with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce combining for 246 yards and two TDs.
Why the Bengals can cover
Cincinnati is 10-4 against the spread versus AFC teams this season and has been building a winning mindset behind Joe Burrow. The quarterback was a champion at LSU and is intent on getting the Bengals a title. The addition of former Tigers teammate Chase to the mix has made the passing game dangerous.
How to make Bengals vs. Chiefs AFC Championship Game picks
White has analyzed this matchup from all angles and is leaning Over on the point total. He also has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side of the Chiefs vs. Bengals spread to back, at SportsLine.
Bengals vs Chiefs odds
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Bengals vs Chiefs predictions
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Bengals vs Chiefs picks and predictions
Our predictions are compiled from the analysis of the spread and total and are indications of where we are leaning for this game.
Our best bet is the play that we like the most for this game, which we would actually put some of our bankroll behind.
Chris Jones dominated, records two sacks
Kansas City did Chris Jones no favors this season by shifting him to defensive end. It’s not his natural spot and that reflected in his play. But once he kicked back inside after the Melvin Ingram trade, the 6-foot-6 defensive tackle returned to complete domination.
Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes make playoff history
Speaking of that last meeting, Burrow and Mahomes put on a show. While they didn’t set any NFL records, no one watching felt disappointed after seeing a combined 674 passing yards and six touchdowns. Everyone would love to see that again, but it could be even better.
Bengals vs Chiefs prediction: Chiefs 41, Bengals 35
It’s not a surprise that the Chiefs are favored to win, especially at home. The Bengals needed some very fortunate calls and a few uncharacteristic defensive penalties by Kansas City’s defense late to pull off the win.
Chiefs vs. Bengals all-time series
The Chiefs are making their fifth AFC championship since the AFL merger. They are 2-2 in the game since 1970. Cincinnati is 2-0 in its previous AFC championship games. The Bengals lead the all-time series 16-14 and are 7-9 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Three things to watch
How will Kansas City’s secondary adjust? Burrow passed for 446 yards and four TDs in the last meeting, and Chase had 11 catches for 266 yards and three TDs. Burrow and Chase connected for four connections of 30 yards or more, and this is the same Chiefs’ secondary that Josh Allen and Gabriel Davis torched last week.
Stat that matters
Mahomes averages 318.8 yards, with 23 TDs and one interception in eight home playoff games at Arrowhead Stadium. He’s been unstoppable in that environment, with the lone loss a shootout with Tom Brady in the 2018-19 AFC championship game. That is the most-significant challenge for the Bengals on defense.
Chiefs vs. Bengals prediction
The Bengals did an outstanding job of limiting Kansas City’s big plays in the first meeting. That has to be the case again, because Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense feasts on those at Arrowhead Stadium. Burrow won’t be afraid of that spotlight, and the connection to Chase will work again.
AFC Championship Game Prediction: Bengals 36, Chiefs 30
Ja’Marr Chase was the key to Cincinnati’s win over Kansas City earlier this year. Can he do it again to help the Bengals reach the Super Bowl? (Image: USA TODAY Sports)
Best Bet: Over 54.5 Total Points (-110) at Caesars
I expect a ton of points on Championship Sunday in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup. In Week 17, these two teams met and scored a combined 65 points.