NFL Conference Championship Best Bets: Chiefs, Rams Favoured

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Super Bowl berths will be on the line this weekend when this season’s NFL conference champions are crowned. The AFC championship will be up for grabs early in the day on Sunday, as the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the upstart Cincinnati Bengals as 7-point favourites on the NFL odds at Sports Interaction. This year’s NFC conference champions will be crowned later on Sunday night when the Los Angeles Rams battle the divisional rival San Francisco 49ers as 3.5-point chalk.

CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends as the countdown to Super Bowl 56 continues. Sports bettors looking to get in on NFL action for the first time can check out our guide to NFL betting sites in Canada to learn all they need to know to get the best out of their football betting experience.

NFL Conference Championship OddsSports Interaction
Cincinnati Bengals+7.0 (2.00)
Kansas City Chiefs-7.0 (1.83)
San Francisco 49ers+3.5 (1.83)
Los Angeles Rams-3.5 (2.00)

Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, January 30, 3:00 pm ET
Arrowhead Stadium

Team Records
Bengals: 12-7 SU, 12-7 ATS (1st place, AFC North)
Chiefs: 14-5 SU, 10-9 ATS (1st place, AFC West)

Chiefs Eyeing Third Straight Super Bowl Berth

The Kansas City Chiefs will have their sights set on a third straight trip to the Super Bowl when they hit the gridiron for Sunday afternoon’s date with Cincinnati. The Chiefs are riding high after eking out a narrow 42-36 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills last weekend in an AFC Divisional Playoff matchup that can only be described as an instant classic.

Winners in 11 of their past 12, the Chiefs have come out of last weekend’s win over the Bills perched as favourites to claim their second Super Bowl win in three years, sporting short 2.21 odds at Bet99. Kansas City has reached the top of the odds board honestly. The Chiefs have won eight straight on home turf during their current 11-1 SU run. And after averaging 34.3 points per game over their past 10 contests, they currently enjoy a steady 8-2 run against the spread.

Bengals Aim to Bring Cinderella to the Dance

One of the biggest surprises of the 2021 NFL campaign, the Cinderella Bengals are now poised to make their first NFC championship game appearance since 1988. Pegged as the No. 4 seed in the AFC after finishing atop the AFC North standings, the Bengals’ resurgence is all the more impressive considering it comes on the heels of three straight last-place finishes in the divisional standings.

Cincinnati has benefited enormously from Joe Burrow’s emergence as a bona fide elite NFL quarterback. The top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft played a huge role in Cincy’s first-place finish by tossing for 34 touchdowns during the regular season, and eight in his final two regular-season contests. However, Burrow was kept out of the end zone in late week’s 19-16 win over the top-seeded Tennessee Titans. And concerns for arisen over the team’s porous offensive line that allowed their rising star passer to get sacked nine times last weekend,

Best Bet: Bengals +7 (2.00) at Sports Interaction

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Los Angeles Rams to win Super Bowl 56

After knocking off the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Los Angeles Rams have emerged as a strong bet to win their first Super Bowl in 22 years

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San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, January 30, 6:00 pm ET
SoFi Stadium

Team Records
49ers: 12-7 SU, 11-8 ATS (3rd place, NFC West)
Rams: 14-5 SU, 10-9 ATS (1st place, NFC West)

Rams Benefitting from Stafford’s Guidance

Two teams looking for an opportunity to redeem themselves for recent Super Bowl failures clash on Sunday night, as the Rams host the 49ers. The Rams have moved to within one win of an opportunity to atone for their uninspired 13-3 loss to New England in Super Bowl 53 after stunning the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last weekend’s 30-27 win.

With the victory, Los Angeles improved to 6-1 SU and ATS in their past seven outings, and have vaulted to an attractive 3.00 bet on the Super Bowl 56 odds, trailing only Kansas City. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has provided steady leadership. The veteran pivot has garnered NFL MVP consideration after tossing 41 touchdown passes during the regular season, and has added four TD tosses and two scoring runs in his two postseason outings to date.

Niners Have Dominated LA

While that effort has lifted Stafford to an appealing 4.50 bet to take home Super Bowl MVP honours, the Rams cannot afford to look past the Niners, whom they have lost to in six straight meetings. Indeed, the timing could not be worse for Los Angeles to face the 49ers, who return to the NFC championship game for the second time in three years after taking home a 13-10 upset win in Green Bay last weekend.

Pegged as a distant 31.00 wager on the Super Bowl 56 odds best bets as recently as mid-December, the 49ers have won nine of their past 11, and are now listed at a short 5.25. The team’s current surge includes a pair of outright victories over the Rams, highlighted by a thrilling 27-24 overtime win in Week 18 that clinched the Niners a playoff spot. The challenge for the 49ers is to overcome their recent disappointing performances in the postseason. In addition to falling to defeat in six of their past nine appearances in the NFC championship game, the 49ers have lost outright in their past two trips to the Super Bowl.

Best Bet: Rams -3.5 (1.91)