Betting Guide For 2017 NFL Conference Championship Games

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,January 16, 2017 4:26, EST in

If you’re excited about the upcoming NFL championship games and you want to make the most out of your wagers on both contests, then what you need in an expert betting guide to help direct you.

In an ongoing effort to help our betting faithful maximize their postseason NFL betting predictions, you’re going to get an expert betting guide on both affairs that will help you in your quest to cash in early an often this coming weekend. Now, let’s get started.

Betting Guide For 2017 NFL Conference Championship Games

 

 

Green Bay (12-6) at Atlanta (12-5)

When: 3:05 PM ET, Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
NFL Odds: Falcons -4 / Total: 60

Analysis: The Green Bay Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff road games and 5-0 ATS in their last five playoff games overall.

The Packers are also 5-0 ATS in their last five games in the month of January and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Green Bay is also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Championships games. The bad news for the Packers heading into the NFC title tilt is that they’ve gone 1-6 ATS in their L/7 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.

The Atlanta Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC, 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. While Atlanta has gone 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, the Falcons are also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven playoff games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games in January and 1-6 ATS in their last seven playoff games overall.

The Over is 6-0 in Green Bay’s last six games overall, 6-1 in their last seven road games and 4-1 in their last 5 playoff road games. The Over 6-0 in Atlanta’s last six playoff home games, 9-0 in their last nine home games and a consistent 14-2-1 in their last 17 games overall. The Road team in this NFC rivalry is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings while the underdog has gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings. Last but not least, the Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings in Atlanta.

The Packers average 27.0 points per game (4th) while allowing 24.2 points per contest defensively (21st). Green Bay ranks eighth in total offense and 22nd in total defense. The Falcons average a stellar 33.8 points per game to lead the league in scoring while allowing 25.4 points per game defensively (27th). Atlanta ranks second in total offense and 25th in total defense.

Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) at New England Patriots (15-2)

When:  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
NFL Odds: New England -6 / Total: 50.5

Analysis: The Steelers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last four playoff games and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. Pittsburgh has also gone 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC and a consistent 13-3-3 ATS in their last 19 games in January. The bad news for Pittsburgh heading into the AFC title tilt is that the Steelers are just 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 playoff road games.

The New England Patriots are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an SU win and 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Pats are also 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games and an insane 25-9-2 ATS in their last 36 home games. The bad news for the Pats heading into the AFC Championship is that they’re just 1-6 ATS in their last seven Conference Championships games.

 

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The Over is 6-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 Conference Championships games, but the Under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 playoff games, 9-2 in Steelers last 11 games following a ATS win and 16-6 in their last 22 games overall. Conversely, the Over is 4-0 in New England’s last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points and 5-0 in their last 5 playoff home games. While the Under is 5-1 in Patriots last 6 Conference Championships games, the Over is 5-1 in the Patriots last 6 playoff games overall.

Last but not least, the Underdog I n this AFC rivalry is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings while the Steelers have gone just 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings. Pittsburgh averages 24.9 points per game (11th) while limiting the opposition to just 2.4 points per game defensively (10th). The Steelers rank seventh in total offense and 12th in total defense.

New England averages 27.6 points per game (3rd) while limiting the opposition to just 15.6 points per game defensively to rank first in points allowed. The Patriots ran fourth in total offense and eighth in total defense.