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Early AFC Championship Game Odds: Chiefs Favored in Both Potential Matchups

Jan 13, 2019 8:01 PM EST

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes

  • Following the Chiefs' win over the Colts Saturday, Kansas City is heading to the AFC Championship Game for the first time in 25 years.
  • With that, sportsbooks have released odds for both of its potential matchups.

With their 31-13 win in the books, the Chiefs will be playing in next week’s AFC Championship game for the first time since 1994.

Their opponent is still to be determined tomorrow, but sportsbooks haven’t waited to release early lines for both potential matchups.

As the No. 1 seed in the AFC, Kansas City will be playing at home regardless of tomorrow’s result. Below are the Chiefs’ opening odds against both the Patriots and Chargers.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

  • Spread: Chiefs -4

Despite losing an epic 43-40 Week 6 battle in New England, the Chiefs open as 4-point favorites at home against the Pats, implying a roughly 1-point difference between the teams (on a neutral site).

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Chargers

  • Spread: Chiefs -4.5

Only a slightly bigger edge is given to Kansas City over its divisional rivals. The Chargers and Chiefs split their season series — each winning in the others’ home stadium.

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