3 Best Prop Bets for Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Conference Championship Game (Injury Can't Stop Patrick Mahomes)
The AFC Conference Championship Game is the rematch we've all been waiting for between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs. For the second year in a row, both teams will slug it out at Arrowhead Stadium to determine which one will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
In a game that's expected to feature plenty of offense on both sides, here's a look at the best prop bets for the Bengals vs Chiefs showdown, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
Bengals vs Chiefs Playoff Prop Bets
1. Joe Burrow - Passing Yards: Under 276.5 (-108)
There's no denying Burrow's impressive ability and postseason resume. However, that hasn't translated to big numbers in the playoffs. Burrow has gone under this number in five of his six postseason games thus far, including last year's AFC Conference title game in Kansas City. Even with that game going to overtime, Burrow still finished with "only" 250 passing yards. With Burrow averaging 259.3 passing yards per playoff game and falling short of this yardage prop in five of his last six games overall, I'm taking the under.
2. Patrick Mahomes - Passing TDs: Over 1.5 (-166)
Mahomes may be dealing with an ankle injury, but he's still Mahomes. The former MVP still threw for a pair of TDs last week despite missing part of the game, so his balky ankle shouldn't prevent him from doing it again. Mahomes has thrown multiple touchdown strikes in four straight playoff games and has done so in nine of his 12 postseason starts. He's also notched at least 2 TDs in 13 of 18 games this year, including five of his last six overall. The yardage numbers might be a bit lower than usual for Mahomes, but he shouldn't have a problem finishing off drives.
3. Travis Kelce - Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+100)
Kelce snapped a six-game streak without a touchdown with a massive performance during the Divisional Round, hauling in 14-of-17 targets for 98 yards and a pair of scores. That's more like it. The future Hall-of-Famer scored a career-high 12 TDs during the regular season, leading the team in total touchdowns. He's clearly Mahomes' favorite weapon -- especially in the playoffs (14 touchdowns in 16 career postseason games) -- and is Kansas City's best bet to find the end zone in what should be a high-scoring affair. Mahomes may also stick to shorter, quicker passes with his injury, which could benefit Kelce even more.
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