NFL Playoffs Championship: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Odds, Picks, and Prediction
Two of the premier passers in the American Football Conference will go at it for the second year in a row with their sights set on the Super Bowl. On Sunday, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will play host to Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game.
Let’s pull out our magnifying glass and take a closer look at this marquee matchup before making our Bengals vs Chiefs betting picks.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Odds
NFL odds say the visiting Bengals are 1.5-point favorites with -110 odds, while Kansas City is the same to cover the spread.
The Chiefs are +104 underdogs on the moneyline, and Cincy is listed at -122. The total is set at 47.5 points, with both the over and the under set at -110.
Let’s check out the Bengals vs Chiefs betting picks.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Information
Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, January 29. 6:30 PM.
Location of the game: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas, MO.
How to watch: CBS.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Info and Analysis
Kansas City Chiefs Performance Recap and Analysis
Even with Patrick Mahomes’ injury scare, the Chiefs made it past the Jacksonville Jaguars at home last weekend. Backup Chad Henne had to step in for a little bit, but Kansas City proved to be too powerful for Trevor Lawrence and the Jags.
Wide receiver Mecole Hardman and Mahomes are questionable for this one. It would be a huge surprise if the latter doesn’t go.
Betting Trends to Know
The Chiefs have gone 7-1 at home this year and won five in a row overall.
Cincinnati Bengals Performance Recap and Analysis
A lot of people expected this matchup to take place at a neutral site in Atlanta, between Kansas City and Buffalo. The thing they might not have accounted for is the composure of the conference’s other special signal-caller.
The Bengals came out on top in the AFC North in the NFL standings and have only increased their momentum with triumphs over division rival Baltimore and a solid Buffalo crew most recently.
Offensive tackle Jonah Williams, cornerback Tre Flowers, guard Alex Cappa, and center Ted Karras (knee) are all questionable.
Betting Trends to Know
Cincy has won each of the past three meetings with the Chiefs, who obviously haven’t had trouble otherwise. Nonetheless, the Bengals have had Kansas City’s number — even knocking them out of the playoffs in the same round a year ago.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks
Kansas City Chiefs moneyline: It’s hard to imagine that Andy Reid and the Chiefs don’t get it done at home this time around. They were counted out after shipping off wideout Tyreek Hill, but NFL team stats will tell you their attack hasn’t lost a step. Why count them out now?
Cincinnati Bengals spread: There’s almost no way this one isn’t close. Just like the Chiefs, Cincy has surprised a lot of people. Burrow and company won’t be blown out here.
Over: Both sides will get out to fast starts, so the over will hit.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Score Predictions
Feel free to combine any of the Bengals vs Chiefs betting picks up there in your NFL picks and parlays Sunday. This game promises to be a fantastic clash between evenly-matched squads. Burrow has shown to be up to par with Mahomes, especially with how he performed behind a battered offensive line and in the snow in upstate New York.
As we touched upon in our picks section, Patrick Mahomes — whose NFL MVP odds are pretty high — will prove to be the difference, especially as he gets to sling the ball to a sturdy target in tight end Travis Kelce. Burrow’s NFL player stats are impressive, but he won’t make a second Super Bowl in a row.
Barring any additions to the NFL injury report, the Chiefs will move on in the NFL playoff bracket in one of the more memorable NFL matchups on the postseason NFL schedule.
Kansas City wins, 28-27.
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