Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 3 best prop bets for AFC Championship Game
The NFL world is looking forward to watching the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals go at it in the AFC Championship Game this weekend.
We were spoiled rotten the weekend prior as we witnessed one of the most ridiculously explosive offensive games in NFL history when the Chiefs eked by the Buffalo Bills in overtime. It’s going to be hard to duplicate that but this should be a great game nonetheless.
In addition to NFL fans expecting fireworks, bettors will be looking to cash in on an entertaining game. Like always, the betting market can bring about confusion. There are so many interesting and head-turning bets available that sometimes, it’s difficult knowing what to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
After carefully sifting through the landscape, we’ve come up with three-player props that should be a virtual lock. NFL games are always unpredictable. That’s why most love it. However, in the betting world, unpredictability can get you in trouble with your ticket.
The best way to beat the odds and go home a winner is to consider our advice. These player props we’ve carefully selected could be worth taking a look at.
All odds are courtesy of WynnBET
Bengals vs. Chiefs AFC Championship Game props
1. Ja’Marr Chase receiving yards (86.5)
Ja’Marr Chase has spent the vast majority of his rookie season absolutely torching the opposition.
After setting the all-time rookie receiving record with 1,455, Chase has used the bigger stage of the NFL postseason to showcase his talents. In back-to-back games this year, Chase became the first rookie receiver to register multiple games of at least 100 yards.
Yet, despite his prolific tendencies, oddsmakers are convinced that Chase will have a fairly difficult time against the Kansas City Chiefs secondary. Currently, Chase’s over/under sits at 86.5, a number we simply can’t believe.
If you’re attempting to predict how Chase will fare against a much improved Chiefs defense, just simply take a look at a few weeks ago. Chase walked into Arrowhead Stadium with a roaring crowd chirping in his ear nonstop and had the best game of his young career. He finished the game with 11 catches for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
So far, no one has been able to stop Chase. We don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Prediction: Over (-125)
2. Travis Kelce anytime scorer and Kansas City wins
Oddsmakers could end up regretting putting this prop on the board for this price.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a real dog fight on their hands this Sunday against the Bengals. Not only does Cincinnati have the offensive firepower to keep up but they have the defensive front to make Mahomes’ life a living hell.
Still, despite their late-season win and the magic of quarterback Joe Burrow, the Chiefs are favored to win it all. That means a win over Cincinnati should be a formality. That said, at -340, the value isn’t really just on the Chiefs to win the game. Instead, bettors should add a bit of spice to their betting tickets.
Tight end Travis Kelce has always been a touchdown machine but as of late, he’s been next level. Including the regular season, Kelce has touchdowns in his last five games and has six touchdowns overall. Kelce hasn’t just been a prolific TD scorer but he also ranks number one in Chiefs history in terms of touchdown receptions with 11.
At plus money, this bet seems like a virtual lock.
Prediction: Kelce scores TD and Chiefs win (+125)
3. Joe Burrow completions (24.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals have gotten this far, in part, by being one of the most balanced teams in the entire NFL.
Sure, quarterback Joe Burrow steals a ton of the headlines but running back Joe Mixon has morphed into one of the best at his position. For their upcoming showdown against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, Burrow will have to carry a heavy, heavy offensive burden.
Currently, oddsmakers have Burrow’s completions set at O/U 24.5, a number that seems far too low. Including the regular season, Burrow has gotten past that number in three of the past four games. The one game he didn’t, he ended the game with 24. During their regular season meeting at the end of the year, Burrow completed 30 of his 39 passes.
Also, despite running for his life and getting sacked nine times against the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round, tying an NFL record, Burrow managed to dust himself off and complete 28 passes that afternoon.
Kansas City vs. Cincinnati is going to be a ridiculously high-scoring game. And because of it, Burrow will need to move the sticks a ton to keep the offense on the field.
Prediction: Over (-135)