There are four teams competing this weekend for a chance to reach Super Bowl LVII, and the one with a 12-game winning streak is the least likely to advance.
Rookie Brock Purdy has caused an uptick in offensive production since his insertion as the starting QB for the 49ers following a season-ending injury suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo.
Purdy was the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, which comes with the moniker of “Mr. Irrelevent” attached to it. His relevance is unquestionably significant, as Purdy now has his 49ers four quarters away from earning a trip to Super Bowl 57.
Unfortunately for the 49ers, odds at 18+ Super Bowl betting sites are suggesting that they will lose by 1 point to the Philadelphia Eagles, the #1 seed in the National Football Conference.
NFC Conference Championship Betting Line
San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Point Spread: 49ers +2.5, Eagles -2.5
- Moneyline: 49ers +125, Eagles -145
- Over/Under: 46.5
The Philadelphia Eagles were the team to beat early on in the season, but after dropping a couple of games following an injury to Jalen Hurts, they became more vulnerable in the eyes of NFL oddsmakers.
The Eagles silenced all doubters with their 38-7 blowout victory over their division rival New York Giants during last weekend’s Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
However, an NFL point spread of -2,5 at home does not represent a definitive victory, so gamblers should think twice before betting on the Eagles to cover.
AFC Conference Championship Betting Line
Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs
- Point Spread: Bengals +1.0, Chiefs -1.0
- Moneyline: Bengals -105, Chiefs -115
- Over/Under: 47.5
The marquee matchup of the NFL’s Conference Championship Sunday is a rematch of last year’s AFC Title Game. The Cincinnati Bengals have beaten the Kansas City Chiefs the last three times they’ve played each other, but the odds still favor KC this weekend.
KC’s Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain during last weekend’s victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mahomes was able to complete the game after missing most of the second quarter, and reports are suggesting that he will start the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
The Bengals are coming in at full health and are looking to take it one step further this season and actually win a Super Bowl, the first in franchise history.
Will Joe Burrow establish his championship legacy, or will Patrick Mahomes transition into an NFL legend with his second Lombardi? The game lines favor KC, but current NFL futures propose that the Bengals have a better shot at winning it all.
Super Bowl 57 Odds To Win
- Philadelphia Eagles +235
- Cincinnati Bengals +260
- Kansas City Chiefs +285
- San Francisco 49ers +330
No matter which NFL franchise you wager on in the above Super Bowl futures odds, you’ll more than double your money if your team wins. The only franchise that has won a Super Bowl with their current quarterback is Kansas City which will pay out $2.85 for every dollar wagered on them if they win.
If you’re uncertain about the outcome of either Conference Championship Game this weekend, there are options for live NFL betting that allows for wagers to be placed after the kickoff and through the fourth quarter.
NFC And AFC Championship Game Betting Odds: Bovada Sportsbook
Sources: CBS Sports, ESPN