Handicapping The AFC Conference Championship Game

  • The Kansas City Chiefs are favored by 7.0 points over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • The Bengals come back with +260 odds on the moneyline.
  • The total is set at 54.5 points with -110 odds on either side.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Conference Championship game.

Betting The Spread/Moneyline

The Chiefs offense is performing at maybe the best level of the entire season. They’ve been putting up 42.0 points per game in the playoffs and in response online gambling sites have made them sizable favorites over the Bengals.

Chiefs vs Bengals Spread Odds

  • Cincinnati Bengals +7 -110
  • Kansas City Chiefs -7 -110

Kansas City is also leading all postseason teams with 515.0 yards per game and is doing so in an impressive fashion. The team is not only throwing for the most yards per game (371.0) but rushing for the most as well (144.0).

It seems as if the Bengals would need to play one of their best games of the year to compete with the Chiefs’ current form, but they’ve done so before.

Chiefs vs Bengals Moneyline Odds

  • Cincinnati Bengals +260
  • Kansas City Chiefs -320

Cincinnati beat the Chiefs in Week 17 by a score of 34-31 behind Joe Burrow’s 446 yards and four touchdowns. Considering they’ve beaten this team before, +260 odds to do it again seems to have some decent value.

Betting The Total: 54.5 Points

While the Chiefs have been in high scoring games, totaling 63 and 78 points in the postseason, NFL betting sites have seen the Bengals do quite the opposite, only totaling 35 and 45 points in their two games.

The odds show the two splitting the difference.

Chiefs vs Bengals Total Odds

  • OVER 54.5 -110
  • UNDER 54.5 -110

Kansas City has been prone to allowing points as well as scoring them. They’ve given up 28.5 points per game in the playoffs which means this could be yet another high-scoring game for Kansas City.

The first time the two met the game totaled 64 points and it wouldn’t be all that surprising to find a similar result this time around.