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New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship Game Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis
New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks

We’ve got a great online NFL betting matchup on the horizon as the AFC Conference Championships are slated for this upcoming Sunday. This year’s title match will feature a New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs pairing, which undoubtedly pits two of the best in the conference against one another. On one hand is Patrick Mahomes & the Kansas City Chiefs, who represent the new age of the NFL. The Chiefs found their success behind a rookie-deal quarterback who’s surrounded by brimming talent on offense. The Pats on the other hand, represent antiquity with their veteran quarterback backed by a stout defense. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Sunday? Let’s check on the NFL legal betting odds to find out.

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, January 20th   

When: 6:40 pm ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Patriots +3 (-108) 55 (-110)   +139
Chiefs -3 (-112) 55 (-110) -159
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New England Patriots        

The Patriots are flying high following their dominant 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers this past weekend. That win is somewhat amusing for sportsbook players who happen to watch ESPN First Take. There we saw Max Kellerman consistently talk about how Tom Brady would soon fall off the cliff and how the Chargers were surely bound for the Super Bowl. But instead we saw the aging Brady deliver a 106.5 passer rating in a playoff game to lead his team to an astounding victory. Granted the running game came up big for the Pats there, but there’s no denying that Brady’s calm collectiveness in the pocket was of massive importance.

Facing an offense as explosive as the Chiefs on the road, the Pats will surely need their offense to come up big. Fortunately for New England, Kansas City doesn’t have the most dominant defense in the league. At the end of the day, if the Pats put up 41 on Los Angeles, they should be able to at least put up that figure against the Chiefs. However, 41 might not be enough to beat this team in the playoffs.

Players to Watch: Tom Brady (4,355 passing yards, 29 TD, 11 INT), Sony Michel (931 rushing yards, 6 TD, 1 F), and Julian Edelman (850 receiving yards, 6 TD, 74 REC).

Kansas City Chiefs 

The Chiefs dominated the Colts in the divisional round 31-13. However, they’re now facing the most decorated quarterback in league history as well as what is widely considered the best coach to ever step onto the gridiron. At the end of the day the Chiefs have plenty of errors on defense for the Pats to exploit. Fortunately Kansas City has enough firepower on offense to put up a few touchdowns for themselves this upcoming Sunday. At the end of the day we should fully expect this game to delve into a blowout. And since they won’t be playing Brady in Foxborough, the Chiefs have a very real shot of getting this upset.

Players to Watch: Patrick Mahomes (5,097 passing yards, 50 TD, 12 INT), Damien Williams (256 rushing yards, 4 TD, 1 F), and Tyreek Hill (1,479 receiving yards, 12 TD, 87 REC).  

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Predictions

Trends

  • New England is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • New England is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing New England
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New England
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City’s last 14 games at home
New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup? All things considered, the Chiefs look like your best pick here. The money line is favoring somewhat, but it’s still a great line to take this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 45-43 Kansas City.