Early AFC & NFC Championship Betting Picks & Predictions for Titans vs. Chiefs & Packers vs. 49ers


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Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 AM EST
  • Looking for some early picks and predictions for Sunday's AFC and NFC Championship Games? Below, our experts detail the bets they locked in right away for Titans at Chiefs and Packers at 49ers.
  • The picks include a spread bet on the NFC Championship Game, along with over/under and spread picks for the AFC Championship Game.

Sportsbooks released spreads and over/unders for the two NFL Conference Championships before Divisional Round matchups were even finalized, and almost immediately, odds were on the move.

Given the importance of beating the closing line in sports betting, it’s vital to get a jump on the market — that often means locking in a few bets earlier in the week.

Our experts have done just that, placing various bets on Sunday’s matchups:

  • Titans at Chiefs: KC -7.5 | 51.5 Over/Under | 3:05 p.m. ET Kickoff
  • Packers at 49ers: SF -7 | 45 Over/Under | 6:40 p.m. ET Kickoff

Now let’s dive into their picks.

NFL Conference Championship Betting Picks: Titans vs. Chiefs & Packers vs. 49ers

Odds as of noon ET on Monday and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.

Matthew Freedman: Titans-Chiefs Under 51.5

Outdoor postseason games have trended to the under with a record of 77-58-4, good for a 10.5% return on investment.

And whenever the Chiefs are home, I almost always bet the under anyway. That didn’t work out well for me in the Divisional Round, but I expect the market will be too bullish on the over because of the 82 points scored in Kansas City.

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