Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs picks, predictions: Who wins AFC Championship?
The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs play on Sunday, Jan. 29 in the AFC Championship Game.
Which team will win the game?
Check out these NFL playoffs picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 4:30 p.m. MST on CBS and Paramount+.
The Chiefs are a 1.5-point favorite in the game.
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Draft Kings: Take the Bengals to cover vs. Chiefs
It writes: "Could the Bengals reach back-to-back Super Bowls? There seems to be plenty lining up in their favor — Joe Burrow has never lost to Patrick Mahomes, for one, and the Bengals already beat the Chiefs earlier this season, winning 27-24. But perhaps the more significant factor is Mahomes’ ankle injury that he sustained in the Divisional round against the Jaguars and chose to play through. He has a high-ankle sprain that saw him hopping around the field as he led the Chiefs to a win — not an injury that is easy to play with, but one that Mahomes will insist on fighting through as they face the Bengals. One week out, we’re taking the Bengals to cover."
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FanDuel: Chiefs 30, Bengals 27
Adam Taylor McKillop writes: "It felt like the Chiefs took last year's AFC Championship loss personally, too. While they did lose Tyreek Hill, the franchise went out and led the league in points scored, yards gained and passing yards. We're taking the Chiefs, in a tight one. Even with Mahomes suffering through an ankle sprain, he shows up with a classic performance."
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Sportnaut: Chiefs will beat Bengals in AFC Championship Game
Jason Bourgos writes: "The Cincinnati Bengals are going to put up a serious fight and there will certainly be points during this game where the Kansas City Chiefs look on the brink of a third straight loss to their rivals. However, the Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid have created the closest thing the NFL has had to a dynasty team since the New England Patriots. It will be a nail-biter, but with a Super Bowl birth and vengeance on the line, bet on Mahomes and the Chiefs."
OddsChecker: Bet the Bengals on the moneyline vs. Chiefs
Jon Conahan writes: "Even if Mahomes is fully healthy, the Bengals still have a great chance of winning this game. Joe Burrow has proven that he's a top 3-5 quarterback in the NFL and that's been evident throughout the past few years. He doesn't care how good Mahomes is because he knows he can beat him. Cincinnati manhandled Buffalo, which many regarded as the best team in football. They were nearly a touchdown underdog and still found a way to go into Buffalo and beat them in a snowstorm. I think we see some line movement to either side throughout the week and while it's tough to go against Mahomes, I'm backing the Bengals here. Joe Burrow has simply been too good in the playoffs and I think he finds a way to get the job done."
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Top Bet: Bengals 27, Chiefs 24
It writes: "The Bengals are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings with Kansas City. The Under is 6-1 in Kansas City’s last seven home games."
Sports Betting Dime: Chiefs 25.2, Bengals 23.4
The site's formula predicts that the Chiefs will edge the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
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