Sunday’s NFL doubleheader features the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC and the Detroit Lions wrestling with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC.
BetMGM Sportsbook has released a wide selection of special prop markets for the 2024 NFL Conference Championships. There are many exciting ways to jump into the action with unique markets.
Check out the prop markets below for a chance to win big this weekend. Note that the odds listed are from the time of publication and are subject to change up until kickoff.
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Highest Scoring Game
- Lions at 49ers (-200)
- Chiefs at Ravens (+155)
BetMGM sets the point total for the NFC matchup at 51 and the AFC matchup at 44.5, which explains why the former is a moderate favorite. When you look at the offensive firepower of each team still standing, Kansas City is the only team that ranks outside of the top 10 in scoring. The three other teams all rank inside of the top five in scoring.
Also, the Ravens and Chiefs finished the regular season as the top two scoring defenses, so it’ll be hard for this contest to result in a shootout. San Francisco did finish third in scoring defense, but the Lions offset that with its 23rd-ranked scoring defense, giving the NFC game more scoring potential.
It may seem obvious to take the Lions at 49ers bet, but you can’t discount Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in AFC Championship games. The average game total of Mahomes’ five conference championship appearances is 56.5 points. Plus, when the Chiefs and Ravens last met, they combined for 71 points (36-35 – advantage, Ravens).
Most Passing Yards
- Brock Purdy (+170)
- Jared Goff (+225)
- Patrick Mahomes (+250)
- Lamar Jackson (+700)
Jared Goff led this group in total passing yards during the regular season (4,575), but the competition was fierce. Brock Purdy (4,280) and Mahomes (4,183) also finished inside of the top six in passing yards, while Lamar Jackson (3,678) finished 15th.
From a matchup perspective, Purdy has the best chance of taking the cake, considering that Detroit is by far the worst among these teams at defending against the pass. The Lions ranked 31st in passing yards allowed, while the other three teams ranked in the top 15.
But you can’t just average the most yards if you want to win against an entire field. You have to have a very high upside. Goff had five games throwing for at least 300 passing yards, and his season high is 353. On the other hand, Purdy also threw for at least 300 yards five times, but his season high is 368.
Mahomes is an interesting candidate because he has just four 300-yard games this season, but his season high is a whopping 424 yards. If you like consistency, then choose between Goff and Purdy. If you’re chasing upside, then Mahomes is your guy.
Most Rushing Yards
- Christian McCaffrey (-105)
- Isaiah Pacheco (+450)
- Lamar Jackson (+450)
- David Montgomery (+900)
- Gus Edwards (+1000)
- Jahmyr Gibbs (+1100)
In many people’s eyes, Christian McCaffrey is the best running back in the league, but can he beat out a field of five other talented running backs? He out-rushed the entire league by at least 292 yards during the regular season, all while missing a game, and averaged 91.2 rushing yards.
The next-most prolific runner on this list was David Montgomery, who totaled 1,105 yards and averaged 72.5 yards per game. The rest of the field averaged less than 70 yards per game. That’s a massive difference. He’s also in a timeshare with Jahmyr Gibbs, which caps both potentials for a monstrous day.
Like the passing prop market, you need to factor in the upside, not just consistency. McCaffrey had seven games with at least 100 yards on the ground, and his season high is 152 yards. Montgomery had three such games, and his season high is 121.
Isaiah Pacheco has the second-best odds to win and outrush the field this weekend. He has at least 100 rushing yards in three games, and his season high is 130.
Jackson, the only quarterback on the list, has just two 100-yard rushing games, and his season high is 101. He also shares the backfield with Gus Edwards, who has zero 100-yard rushing games this season.
As dominant as McCaffrey has been this year, he faces a Lions defense that hasn’t allowed a single running back to rush for 70-plus yards this season. His biggest obstacle isn’t his fellow running backs but his opponent.
Highest Scoring Team
- 49ers (-105)
- Ravens (+310)
- Lions (+500)
- Chiefs (+550)
This is a very competitive market. As mentioned before, the Ravens, 49ers, and Lions all rank inside of the top five in scoring, and they’re playing some of their best football entering this weekend.
San Francisco is the favorite here for good reason. They have the easiest opponent in terms of style of play. If the Niners look to exploit Detroit’s weak secondary (31st in passing yards allowed), they should be able to put many points on the board.
The Ravens have scored at least 30 points in nine games, and their season-high is 56 (Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins). They face a Kansas City team that hasn’t allowed a single opponent to score 27 points this season, so the Ravens would have to do the unprecedented to have a good chance of cashing this bet.
The Lions have the most 30-point games with 10, including two games with 42.
It’s crazy to think that an Andy Reid offense led by Mahomes would have the longest odds on this list, but here we are. The Chiefs have just three games with at least 30 points, but they do have a 41-point game.
Lowest Scoring Team
- Chiefs (+150)
- Lions (+200)
- Ravens (+300)
- 49ers (+800)
The Chiefs finished with the worst scoring offense on this list, but are they the worst at their worst? In other words, how dysfunctional can their offense really be? Well, their season low is nine points, and they have nine games scoring 20 points or less. No other team in the field has more than five such games.
The Lions are interesting because their season low is six points. Baltimore does have a couple of 10-point games in their back pocket. San Francisco has the highest floor in the field. With a season-low of 17 points, it’ll be hard for them to crumble to the point where they’re the lowest-scoring team this weekend.