The NFL conference championships are finally here and on Sunday we will find out which teams are going to Super Bowl LIII. Now it’s the time to take a look at the spread and betting odds on the AFC Championship game which will match up the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. On one side we have Patrick Mahomes and a defense, which has been questionable for most of the regular season, although the Chiefs had little issues taking care of the Colts last week at home. On the other side, we have the very experienced Brady and Belichick, although the Pats always have a hard time on the road during the playoffs. So how are the sportsbooks grading the AFC Championship game? Let’s take a look:
Starting with our preferred online sportsbook, Bookmaker, we find that experience won’t really trump Mahomes’ hot hand. At the sportsbook, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite to win a trip to this year’s Super Bowl, with money line of -155, while the Patriots would pay out on +135. What is the point spread on the Patriots Chiefs game? At Bookmaker the Chiefs are currently at -3 against the spread (naturally, +3 on the Patriots) and the total here is 54.5 points, with both over and under paying on -110. Do the rest of the sportsbooks believe that Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes have what it takes to outshine Tom Brady and Bill Belichick this Sunday? Apparently they do – although the odds makers at the sports betting website 5Dimes are a bit more cautious with the point spread, having the Chiefs a favorite at -2.5 points, but the money line is exactly the same at -155 chalk Kansas City. If you are looking for a little more profit on the favorite team, Bovada Sports have slightly better odds on the Chiefs, -140, while the Patriots would pay on +120, should they win the AFC Championship this weekend.
At this point, it is more than obvious that it would be a hard game to call, especially with the heavy wagering coming in over the weekend and shifting the odds in, at this time, unknown direction. If anything, it will be an amazing game to watch, with two of the best quarterbacks facing off, while having the highest age gap in any postseason game in history. You can also check out the NFC Championship odds, if you needed any further proof that these two games will be some of the best battles for the Super Bowl participation we have seen in quite a while.