The NFL conference championship is coming up this weekend, and Sunday could not come sooner. Every pay per head sportsbook has lines on both the NFC and the AFC Championships, and people are betting big. The winners of the NFL playoff football weekend will be facing each other in the Super Bowl, so a lot is at stake here. Not just for the teams, but for your sportsbook as well. Let’s take a look at the two upcoming games, and what the betting market thinks of each game.
NFL Conference Championship: Bengals at Chiefs
First, we have the Bengals playing at Kansas City, aka Patrick Mahomes versus Joe Burrow. The game starts on Sunday at 3:00 PM ET, and the current spread has the Chiefs -7.5 (54.5). Back in December, when these two teams last faced each other, the Chiefs lost. The question is, will the Chiefs allow this to happen again? The reigning AFC champions may hold on to their title, especially if Patrick Mahomes can throw a minimum 390 yards.
They will, however, need to find a way around Joe Burrow, who is a formidable player with great numbers. The Bengals have covered their last 6 games straight, as well as 4 road games. They are 5-1 ATS as a road underdog. However, The Chiefs have covered 6 straight home games, and are 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games against teams with winning records. The action on this will be busy enough that you should be running this completely online by now. Here are 3 ways to open a sportsbook in case you do not have any sports betting software to help you.
49ers at Rams
The NFC Championship brings us the 49ers playing at the Rams at 6:30 PM ET, with the Rams at -3.5 (45.5). So far, we have seen the 49ers win 6 straight games against the Rams. But handicappers are looking at The 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who can easily throw three touchdown passes in this game. Garoppolo has good history against the Rams, so the odds are in his favor.
Los Angeles are 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games, while San Francisco is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games. In addition, the 49ers are also 4-1 ATS in the playoffs, so many experts cannot agree on who will win. Needless to say, this will be a very exciting game for your sportsbook. If you are looking for more players to join your sportsbook for the NFL playoffs, then try out these sportsbook marketing strategies to help you expand your sportsbook.