- The NFL Championship Games will be held next Sunday
- The Chiefs have opened as 2.5-point home favorites over the Bengals in the AFC title game
- A look at the both Championship Game odds can be found below with analysis and early predictions
The matchups for next Sunday’s NFL Championship Games have been set and the opening odds set.
Kansas City Chiefs have opened as a 2.5-point home favorite over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC at 6:30 ET p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium. In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles are 1.5-point home favorites over the San Francisco 49ers at 3 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field.
NFL Championship Games Opening Odds
|Cincinnati Bengals||+114||+2.5 (-105)||Over 50.5 (-110)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-134||-2.5 (-115)||Under 50.5 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+100||+1.5 (-110)||Over 47 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-118||-1.5 (-110)||Under 47 (-110)|
Odds as of January 22nd at FanDuel. Claim the FanDuel Sportsbook bonus code.
The Bengals (14-4) advanced with a 27-10 road victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in a divisional-round game. The Chiefs (15-3) beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on Saturday at home.
This will be a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game in which the Bengals upset the Chiefs at Kansas City.
The 49ers (14-4) beat the visiting Dallas Cowboys 19-12 on Sunday in a divisional-round game. The Eagles (15-3) advanced by routing the New York Giants 38-7 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
Bengals vs Chiefs Early Odds & Prediction
The teams also met on Dec. 4 in Cincinnati during the regular season with the Bengals winning 27-24. That is part of their current 10-game winning streak. The Chiefs have won six in a row since that loss.
Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes to lead the Bengals to victory over the Bills on Sunday on a snowy field. Both TDs came in the first quarter, a 28-yarder to Ja’Marr Chase and a 15-yarder to Hayden Hurst.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 22, 2023
The Bengals defense turned in a strong effort, holding Josh Allen to no touchdown passes.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sustained a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s win over the Jaguars but is expected to play Sunday. Though he missed 13 snaps, Mahomes finished with 195 yards passing and two touchdown passes.
Travis Kelce had a career-high 14 receptions for 98 yards and two TDs. Rookie Isiah Pacheco rushed for 95 yards.
The Bengals proved they could win a big game in Kansas City last January and look like a live underdog again in the rematch.
Pick: Bengals +2.5 (-105)
49ers vs Eagles Early Odds & Prediction
The 49ers will bring a 12-game winning streak into the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles have won three consecutive games following a two-game losing streak.
Christian McCaffrey scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to lift the 49ers over the Cowboys on Sunday. The 49ers scored their other points on four Robbie Gould field goals.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 23, 2023
Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy had a solid game. He connected on 18 of 28 passing attempts for 215 yards with no turnovers.
Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Eagles over the Giants on Saturday. He was 16-of-24 passing for 154 yards.
Hurts capped each of the Eagles’ first two possessions with TD throws, 16 yards to Dallas Goedert and 9 yards to DeVonta Smith.
The Eagles were impressive against the Giants. However, but the 49ers defense is good enough to slow down Hurts and the Philadelphia offense and pull the small upset.
Pick: 49ers +100 ML