- The matchups are set for the NFL conference games next Sunday as the Bengals will visit the Chiefs and the Rams will host the 49ers
- The Chiefs are 6.5-point favorites in the AFC and the Rams opened as 3.5-point picks in the NFC
- A look at the matchups and Conference Championship odds can be found below
The matchups are set for NFL’s conference championship games.
The Chiefs outlasted the Buffalo Bills 42-36 on Sunday night in a divisional playoff game while the Bengals edged the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday on the road.
The Rams advanced by surviving the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 on Sunday on the road. The 49ers upset the #1 seed Saturday night in Green Bay.
Here is a look at the conference championship game odds:
NFL Conference Championship Odds
|Cincinnati Bengals||+240||+7 (-110)||Over 53.5 (-110)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-315||-7 (-110)||Under 53.5 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+145||+3.5 (-117)||Over 46.5 (-112)|
|Los Angeles Rams||-180||-3.5 (-105)||Under 46.5 (-109)|
Odds as of January 23rd at Barstool Sportsbook.
In the AFC Championship odds, the Kansas City Chiefs (14-5) opened as 6.5-point favorite over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (12-7) in a game that will be played at 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Since publishing, the line has moved to Kansas City -7.
The Los Angeles Rams (13-5) opened as 3.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers (12-7) in the NFC Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
You can monitor both the AFC and NFC Championship lines by checking into our NFL odds page throughout the week.
Bengals vs Chiefs in AFC Championship Game
The Chiefs have won three games in a row and 10 of their last 11. The Bengals have been winners in five of their last six games.
The Bengals took out the Titans on rookie Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal as time expired.
The Bengals intercepted Ryan Tannehill three times, setting up two of McPherson’s four field goals. Logan Wilson picked off Tannehill with 20 seconds left at the Cincinnati 47. Joe Burrow hit Pro Bowl rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase with a 19-yard pass, then the Bengals ran twice to set up McPherson for the win.
THE PICK ➡ THE KICK pic.twitter.com/yEmO4Q0l3E
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 23, 2022
Burrow shook off being sacked nine times as Tennessee tied an NFL mark held by four other teams for the most in the postseason. The Bengals’ second-year quarterback threw for 348 yards, and Chase finished with 109 yards receiving.
Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone early in overtime for an 8-yard touchdown pass to give the Chiefs the win in a wild game.
KELCE FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7ZDYjEMuxY
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 24, 2022
The lead changed hands three times in the final two minutes of regulation before Harrison Butker, who earlier missed a field goal and extra point, nailed a 49-yarder for Kansas City as time expired to force overtime.
Mahomes finished with 378 yards passing and three touchdowns, including a 64-yarder to Tyreek Hill during the thrilling final minutes of regulation. Buffalo’s Josh Allen finished with 329 yards passing and Gabriel Davis with eight catches for 201 yards and four TD catches, an NFL playoff record.
Look for the 6.5-point spread to rise a bit – told you it would. While the Bengals are a great story, Mahomes and the Chiefs are public betting favorites.
The Cincinnati Bengals have the worst odds to win the Super Bowl sitting between +700 and +800 depending on the sportsbook. However, it’s pretty remarkable they are even here, as they were once listed close to +8000 in the AFC Championship odds.
The Chiefs are +125 favorites at FanDuel while BetMGM lists them at +120.
49ers vs Rams in NFC Championship Game
The Rams have won seven of their last eight games and the 49ers are on a four-game winning streak.
The Rams blew a 24-point in the lead third quarter Sunday before beating the Buccaneers as Matt Gay kicked a 30-yard field as time expired.
Matthew Stafford threw for 366 yards and two touchdowns and rallied the Rams after Leonard Fournette’s 9-yard TD run on fourth-and-inches with 42 seconds left drew the Buccaneers into a 27-27 tie. Stafford completed passes of 20 and 44 yards to Cooper Kupp to get Gay into field goal range.
9️⃣ TO 1️⃣0️⃣ TO SET UP THE WIN! pic.twitter.com/1hrjkOa4lQ
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 23, 2022
Stafford was 28 of 38 with no interceptions. He had never won a playoff game in his 13-year career until the Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals in a Wild-Card game last week.
On Saturday, the 49ers upset the top-seeded Packers on Robbie Gould’s 45-yard field as time expired.
The 49ers, who improved to 4-0 against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs, scored 10 unanswered points in the last five minutes. San Francisco tied the game with 4:41 left when Jordan Willis blocked a punt by Corey Bojorquez and Talanoa Hufanga returned it six yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 10-10.
Whatchu talkin' bout Willis?!
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 23, 2022
After the Packers went three-and-out, the 49ers got the ball back at their 29 with 3:20 left and drove into field-goal range. Deebo Samuel delivered a 9-yard run on third-and-8 from the Green Bay 38 and the 49ers ran down the clock to set up Gould.
The line quickly dropped from 3.5 to three points but it seems like sharp money on the Rams will likely push the spread back up a little bit.
The Rams were temporarily favored to win the Super Bowl at +210 at both FanDuel and BetMGM. The 49ers are +400 at FanDuel, but +450 at BetMGM. This only lasted until the Bills vs Chiefs game went final, when LA stepped back to the second-best odds.