Last week was one of the most exciting weekends in the history of the NFL playoffs and here’s hoping Championship Sunday continues that momentum.
Cincinnati Bengals (+7) at Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, 3:05 pm, CBS
Even as a viewer, that Chiefs-Bills game was draining and I can only imagine how the players must feel. The Bengals get an extra day of rest and they won’t be intimated playing against the Chiefs, having beaten them in the regular season. Toss in the fact that the Chiefs could be without their safety Tyrann Mathieu and the Bengals explosive pass offense could really go off. Seven points is too many. Bet the Bengals.
AFC Prop Bet – Joe Burrow O 287.5 passing yards
Stogie Joe, as we nicknamed him on our NFL picks show, has been smoking hot, throwing for 1563 passing yards in his last four games, including 446 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo loves to bring the blitz and that’s where Joe Burrow thrives. He’ll be able to move the ball easily against this KC defense.
San Francisco 49ers (+3.5) at Los Angeles Rams – Sunday, 6:40 pm, FOX
The San Francisco 49ers are 6-0 straight up the last six games against the Los Angeles Rams and they’re still the underdog here. Rams fans and players are doing what they can to keep this a home environment, but expect to see and hear a ton of 49ers fans in the building on Sunday. George Kittle is much healthier than he was the first time they played and Nick Bosa will continue his dominance over the Rams OL. 49ers cover.
NFC Prop Bet – Elijah Mitchell O 17.5 rushing attempts
Elijah Mitchell is the workhorse in this 49ers backfield and that shouldn’t change come Sunday. In his last 7, games he’s only gone under 17.5 rushing attempts once. The two previous games the 49ers have played against the Rams he had a combined 48 rushing attempts – a 24 per-game average. Over 17.5 rushing attempts feels like easy money here.
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