Chiefs Open as Big Home Favorites Against Bengals in AFC Championship Game

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs have opened as big home favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game.
The Kansas City Chiefs have opened as big home favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs was full of excitement of crazy endings, but it is now time to move on to the Conference Championships. The AFC Championship pits the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs after both teams earned walk-off victories in the previous round.

FanDuel Sportsbook's opening odds for this contest favor the Chiefs at home by a touchdown.

Bengals Chiefs Odds

The Chiefs are 7-point favorites with -110 odds to cover the spread. The Bengals also own -110 odds to cover as 7-point road underdogs.

Kansas City is listed as a -330 moneyline favorite to win this game, while Cincinnati is at +265 to pull off the upset. The over/under in this matchup is listed at 53.5 points, with -112 odds on the over and -108 odds on the under.

Kansas City is making its fourth straight AFC Championship appearance and will attempt to win it for the third straight season. Of course, the Chiefs will be looking for some revenge here after falling to the Bengals by a score of 34-31 in Week 17.

Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 446 yards and 4 touchdowns in that game. However, Cincinnati won't have the luxury of playing at home this time around.

Kansas City and Cincinnati both rank amongst the top 10 teams in points scored per game and yards gained per play. Offensive fireworks are to be expected with such a high point total.

There's no doubt that the players involved in this AFC showdown will leave it all out on the field with a trip to the Super Bowl up for grabs.

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