Sportsbooks did not waste any time posting opening lines for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship games. If the Divisional Round is any indication, both games will be action-packed, down-to-the-wire contests, which could make for a fun Sunday of betting on conference championship props posted at DraftKings and FanDuel.
Both games should be exciting to watch and even more exciting to bet on. Let’s look at some of the special Conference Championship props DraftKings and FanDuel have posted for Sunday’s title games:
FanDuel Conference Championship Props
Joe Burrow & Patrick Mahomes To Combine For 600+ Passing Yards (+150)
While Mahomes closed out the regular season with three sub 300-yard games, he has put up 404 and 378 in the postseason. Burrow had 300+ yards in four of his last five regular-season games, 348 last week against the Titans, but only 244 against the Raiders. But with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, both teams will want their best players to do what they do — so expect fireworks.
Either Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Or Ja’Marr Chase To Have 125+ Yards Receiving (+150)
In the Bengals’ 34-31 win over the Chiefs in Week 17, Hill and Kelce combined for 65 yards, while Chase went off for 266. There has been one 125+ yard day between the three in the playoffs. However, in this all-important affair, both QBs will look to their superstars early and often.
Cooper Kupp & George Kittle To Combine for 200+ Yards Receiving (+200)
Kupp averaged 120 yards in two games against the 49ers in the regular season; Kittle averaged just 30 against the Rams. It is easy to see Kupp going for 100+ on Sunday, but it is hard to say whether Kittle will hold up his end of the bargain.
Any QB To Have 400+ Yards Passing Over Conference Final Weekend (+400)
Stafford, Burrow, and Mahomes have the potential. But the 49ers held Stafford to right around 240 in both regular-season games. Mahomes already has one 400+ yard game during the postseason, and Burrow had three during the regular season.
Any Team To Kick A Game Winning Walk-Off Field Goal At The End Of Regulation (Winning Margin Must Be 3 Points Or Less) +600
This is exactly how three of the four Divisional Round games ended last week. But should the Chiefs, for example,, have a comfortable lead late in the game, your chances of hitting this prop at 6-to-1 odds would be narrowed.
Deebo Samuel To Have 1+Receiving TDs & 1+ Rushing TDs (+800)
This scenario is possible with the value he holds in both the run and pass game. He had one of each when the 49ers and Rams played in Week 10, and a rushing touchdown in their Week 18 meeting.
DraftKings Conference Championship Props
Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins & Tyler Boyd each to have 50+ Receiving Yards Yes (+330)
Chase is the No. 1 option and is probably good for 50+; Higgins had an off day against the Raiders but had 50+ in three of his last four; Boyd, however, might be the problem. In recent weeks, C.J. Uzomah has seen more action than Boyd. As the fourth option, Boyd may not see enough targets to go for 50+ yards.
Tyreek Hill & Travis Kelce to combine for over 200+ Receiving Yards (Yes +195)
The dynamic duo has combined for 200+ just a handful of times this year. But with a return trip to the Super Bowl at stake, Mahomes will look to his big guns.
All Starting QBs to throw at least 250 Passing Yards On Championship Sunday (Yes +500)
It would be surprising if Stafford, Mahomes, and Burrow had fewer than 250. But it would not be shocking to see Jimmy Garoppolo with under that number. He had 131 in frigid temperatures at Lambeau Field and just 172 in the Wild Card Round in Dallas. However, during the regular season, he had eight games with 250+ passing yards.
Biggest Winning Margin on Championship Sunday (Over 14.5 +110, Under 14.5 -130)
In the Wild Card Round, ‘over’ would have cashed in four of the six games. Not so much in the Divisional Round, where all four games came down to the wire. With the caliber of defenses in the Rams-49ers game, the outcome will likely be close. While the Chiefs-Bengals figures to be a shootout, Cincinnati could keep it within the 7-point spread.
Also read: Do big underdogs cover spreads in conference championships?