NFL Betting Guide for AFC & NFC Championship Games

Written by on January 18, 2018

With both conference championships set to get underway in just over 72 hours, is there a better time for an NFL Betting guide that could help you cash in big on both affairs? I think not! Now, let’s check the latest NFL odds and get to it.

NFL Betting Guide for AFC & NFC Championship Games

Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) at New England Patriots (14-3)

  • When: Sunday, 3:05 PM ET
  • Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 1010 AM (Jacksonville) / 98.5 FM (New England)
  • Stream Option: NFL Live
  • NFL Betting Odds: New England Patriots -8.5 (Over/Under at 46.5 points)
The Jags shut the Bills down 10-3 to get the win in the divisional round and then hung a whopping 45 points on Pittsburgh to pull off the huge upset. New England beat the hell out of Tennessee 35-14 to win their divisional matchup last weekend. Now, here are some key trends for the AFC Championship.
  • Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff games
  • Patriots are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff home games
  • Jaguars are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. AFC
  • Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff road games
  • Patriots are 27-11-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
  • Patriots are 36-15-2 ATS in their last 53 home games
  • New England is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 Conference Championships games

Over/Under Betting Breakdown

The Over is 5-0 in Jacksonville’s last 5 games following a straight-up win and 4-0 in their last four games following an ATS win. However, NFL bettors should know that the Under is 8-2 in the Jaguars’ last 10 games against their AFC counterparts and 2-1 in their last three games overall. Of course, both under outcomes came against seriously offensively-challenged teams (Tennessee and Buffalo). The Over is 4-0 in the New England’s last four playoff games, a pristine 7-0 in their last 7 playoff home games and a consistent 8-3 in their last 11 home games overall. However, you should know that the Under is 5-2 in New England’s last seven Conference Championships games, an identical 5-2 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 9-4 in their last 13 games overall.

Key Head-to-Head Trends

  • Home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings
  • Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings
  • Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in New England
I don’t know how crucial the head-to-head trends for this matchup are seeing as how the Jags are a completely different team from the one that compiled these trends.

Minnesota Vikings (14-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)

  • When: Sunday, 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philly
  • TV: Fox
  • Radio: 1270 AM (Minnesota) / SportsRadio 94WIP (Philadelphia)
  • Stream Option: Fox Sports Go
  • NFL Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -3 (Over/Under at 38 points)
The second-seeded Vikings needed a miracle to advance to the conference championship 29-24 over New Orleans while Philadelphia smacked Atlanta around in their respective divisional round showdown 15-10. The Eagles are the home team, but the NFL Betting Odds are by the Vikings side. Now, here are some key trends for the NFC Championship.
  • Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games
  • Vikings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games following an ATS loss
  • Minnesota is 42-18 ATS in its last 60 games overall
  • Vikings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff road games
  • Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
  • Eagles are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win
  • Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 home games
  • Philadelphia is 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
  • Eagles are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall
  • Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff games
  • Philadelphia is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games following a straight up win
The Under has been a rock for Minnesota, going 10-2 in the Vikings’ last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record and an equally consistent 20-7 in their last 27 games against a team with a winning record. The Under is also 4-0 in Philadelphia’s last 4 home games, 6-0 in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record and 6-2 in the Eagles’ last eight games overall. Also, the under is an unblemished 4-0 in the last four meetings between these NFC rivals when they meet in Philadelphia and 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall.

Key Head-to-Head Trends

  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia
  • Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
  • Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
  • Vikings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings
  • Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Philadelphia
There’s some ATS history here, but then again, these two have only met once as they are currently composed with Philly bagging a 21-10 home win in October of 2016.