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. 
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