Bengals vs Chiefs Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for AFC Conference Championship Game (KC Heads Back to Super Bowl)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs prediction, odds and best bets for AFC Championship game.
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Bengals vs Chiefs Wild Card Game Info

2022 NFL Playoffs — AFC Conference Championship Game
Cincinnati Bengals (12-4, 6-3 Away) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3, 7-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, MO
Coverage: CBS

After another thrilling Divisional Round, the NFL Playoffs move into Conference Championship weekend. There are just four teams in contention, but who will advance to Super Bowl 57?

The 1-seed Kansas City Chiefs will square off with the 3-seed Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 29. Kansas City defeated the 4-seed Jacksonville Jaguars during the Divisional Round to punch their conference championship ticket. Kansas City is also considered the top favorite to win Super Bowl 57 at this point, holding +230 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati, meanwhile, took care of business against the 2-seed Buffalo Bills and has rattled off an impressive 10 straight victories. Cincinnati has +260 odds to win Super Bowl 57.

Bengals vs Chiefs Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (+114) | KC: (-134)
Spread: CIN: +2.5 (-110) | KC: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Super Bowl: CIN: +260 | KC: +230

The Chiefs enter this contest as slight home favorites on both the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook. This AFC Championship clash features an over/under mark of 50.5 points.

Bengals vs Chiefs Prediction & Pick

Both of these sides are on special runs. Cincinnati has won 10 consecutive games and the Chiefs are winners of six straight. It's a classic rematch of the 2022 AFC Championship Game, and if this year's version is any similar, expect this game to go down to the wire.

We're talking two of the best quarterbacks in football battling it out for bragging rights. Think Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady, but the 2023 edition.

While we can't ignore the playoff magic that Burrow puts together, and this game may truly be a toss-up, how can Patrick Mahomes and his Chiefs miss out on the Super Bowl for a second straight year? This team has been to five straight conference title games and looks to make it three Super Bowl trips in the last four.

It felt like the Chiefs took last year's AFC Championship loss personally, too. While they did lose Tyreek Hill, the franchise went out and led the league in points scored, yards gained and passing yards.

We're taking the Chiefs, in a tight one. Even with Mahomes suffering through an ankle sprain, he shows up with a classic performance.

Final Score Prediction: Bengals 27 | Chiefs 30

Bengals vs Chiefs Betting Trends

- Cincinnati defeated Kansas City 27-24 in Week 13 of the regular season.
- Kansas City is 2-7 against the spread (ATS) in eight regular season and one playoff game at home this season.
- The total hit the under in four of Kansas City's last six games.
- Cincinnati is 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has hit the under in all of Cincinnati's last five playoff road games.

Bengals vs Chiefs Best Bet

Neither of these teams have been dominant against the spread in recent weeks. But, considering this is the AFC Championship, it's hard to imagine this game getting out of hand. It took an overtime period to decide last year's AFC Championship and their Week 13 meeting was decided by three points. If you can't find the spread at less than a field goal, take Cincinnati to cover.

Bet: Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 (-110)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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