It’s Conference Championship time in the NFL with the Superbowl weekend edging closer and closer. We preview both the NFC and AFC Championships this weekend as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Green Bay Packers. While in the AFC, Kansas City Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills.
We offer the best bets for match-winner, handicaps and points, enjoy.
NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Green Bay Packers
Two icons, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady were almost fated to face off in the playoffs. The QB’s personal battle is the big story but there are many other subplots as well These are two of the NFL’s best offences and this should be an epic game on Sunday afternoon.
Green Bay has won six straight games at home and seven consecutive overall. They’ve won all seven of those games by at least seven points as their offence continues to shine the brightest in the NFL spearheaded by Rodgers passing range.
The Buccaneers led by the GOAT Tom Brady is a well-balanced team. They certainly have the potential to spring a surprise here but Green Bay are just playing so well at present.
In the previous match between these two teams, the Packers lost by 35 points in Tampa. However, the Packers so good at home and Rodgers is deadly in the cold of Green Bay. The spread is small so backing Green Bay to cover the spread seems the right option.
In terms of points per game in 2020, The Packers and Buccaneers finished No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. However, Green Bay has allowed only 20 or more points once in its last six games and Tampa held the Saints to 20 points in the Superdome. The unders does look like an enticing bet on this one in the cold weather.
AFC Championship – Buffalo Bills at the Kansas City Chiefs
After two impressive playoff wins, the Buffalo Bills travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday night. It is rare that No. 1 and No. 2 seeds face off in an NFL Conference Championship game – it has happened 11 out of a possible 20 times in the past 10 years.
There is about the fitness of start quarterback Patrick Mahomes after he suffered a concussion last week but reports suggest he will play. quarterback will be on the field this week.
The Chiefs are the favourites to win this and it’s hard to go against them because they are so good on their own turf.Eeven if Mahomes doesn’t finish the entire match you’d still back the defending Superbowl champs to win it.
The Bills haven’t lost in 11 games and are the form team in the NFL but the Chiefs are 23-1 in their previous 24 matches but with Mahomes as their starting quarterback, it’s hard to look past the Chiefs.
The defending NFL champions have failed to cover the spread in nine straight matches. They have won 11 of their past 12 games, but the last Chiefs win by more than six points came Nov. 1 against the Jets.
Meanwhile, The Bills have covered the spread nine times in its last 10 games. However, considering how small the handicap is, we reckon the Chiefs will cover the spread.
Both sides have been dangerous on attack this season with both finishing inside the top five scorers in the regular season. Interestingly, all four playoffs teams re in the top-5 scoring offences, all averaging more than 29 points per game.
Despite both defences improving in the playoffs, the overs seems the best option here and there’s good value as well.