It can be sad to think about how the NFL season is almost over. But that means bettors need to make the most of the opportunities left—like the AFC and NFC Conference Championship games. Even though there are only two games on Sunday, bettors will have plenty of options to create NFL parlays and NFL same-game parlays.
Here are a few of our favorite NFL parlay picks for Conference Championship Sunday, including a couple of same-game parlay bets.
NFL Parlay Picks for Conference Championship Sunday
Let’s take a look at a few NFL parlay picks and NFL same-game parlays for this weekend:
Conference Championship Parlay Picks
Conference Championship Parlay No. 1
- Bengals -1 -108
- 49ers-Eagles, Under 46.5 points -110
- Parlay Odds: +267
It is always hard to go against Patrick Mahomes, but not when he faces Joe Burrow—the only quarterback to beat him in three consecutive tries. Of course, it helps that there is a good chance Mahomes will not be 100 percent after going down with a high-ankle sprain last week against the Jaguars.
Burrow and the Bengals, on the other hand, are peaking at the right time. The run and pass games have been working well, and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has been on a roll. It is unlikely the defense will stop Mahomes and the Chiefs offense altogether, but it will slow them down.
Factor in the Bengals run game keeping Mahomes on the sideline, and slowing them down will be enough to help the Bengals get the win.
As for the NFC title game, it will feature two of the best defenses in the NFL. Philadelphia ranked No. 2 in total yards per game allowed (301.6) and passing ypg allowed (179.8); San Francisco ranked No. 1 in total yards allowed (300.6), No. 1 in scoring (16.3 ppg), and No. 2 against the run (77.7 ypg).
With the talent both teams bring to the game, it is hard to say who will win. But much like last week’s 49ers-Cowboys game, the score will be low.
Conference Championship Parlay No. 2
- Joe Burrow, under 1.5 Touchdown Passes +144
- Christian McCaffrey, Anytime Touchdown Scorer -130
- Parlay Odds: +331
In three career games against the Chiefs, Joe Burrow has thrown eight touchdown passes. This season, he had at least two in 11 games, including five of his last seven. Factor in the Chiefs giving up multiple touchdown passes in 12 of the first 14 games during the regular season, and it may seem like taking the over is the way to go.
However, the Chiefs defense has buckled down over the last month, giving up just one in each of their last four games. Burrow has had 2+ in just one of his last three (last week vs. the Bills).
With his team just a game away from playing in the Super Bowl, Kyle Shanahan will want to lean on his best players to carry the team there. That means giving the ball to his most dynamic offensive weapon when the offense gets inside the red zone, Christian McCaffrey, who is riding an eight-game touchdown streak (rushing or receiving).
He’ll make it nine in a row this week.
Conference Championship Same-Game Parlays
NFC Conference Championship Same-Game Parlay
- Jalen Hurts, Anytime Touchdown Scorer +125
- Miles Sanders, under 50.5 rushing yards -122
- Brock Purdy, under 218.5 passing yards -114
- Same-Game Parlay Odds: +807
Like every other team playing this weekend, the Eagles will lean on their best players to make plays. For Philly, that means making the most of Jalen Hurts and his athleticism—especially in the run game. Getting into the end zone against a tough 49ers defense will not be easy, but when push comes to shove, the Eagles will trust their talented quarterback to get the job done.
Hurts has 14 touchdowns on the ground this season, including one in four of his last five games.
Miles Sanders had a solid day in the run game last week against the Giants with 90 yards, and he wasn’t even the team’s leading rusher. But you can’t compare the Giants run defense to the 49ers, the owners of the No. 2 rushing defense in the league.
Running backs averaged just 3.3 ypc and 59.6 ypg against them. Eight running backs ran for 51+, and just one had over 69.
If he gets 20+ carries, Sanders could clear 51 yards, but he got that many just three times this season. Don’t count on this game making it four.
Brock Purdy has thrown for 219.5+ yards three times in his seven starts, and it will probably not happen again this week. Not only do the Eagles have the No. 1 pass defense in the league, but the 49ers are unlikely to ask him to win the game with his arm. They’ll want him to be efficient in the passing game and not make mistakes.
AFC Conference Championship Same-Game Parlay
- Hayden Hurst, over 35.5 yards receiving -114
- Joe Burrow, under 276.5 passing yards -108
- Ja’Marr Chase, anytime touchdown scorer -105
- Same-Game Parlay Odds: +949
If you look at his production during the regular season, the over for Hayden Hurst’s receiving yards total will look like a bad idea (he had 35+ yards in just five games).
Next to Ja’Marr Chase, Hurst has been Joe Burrow’s favorite target during the playoffs. Burrow has looked his way six times in the last two playoff games. That will probably be true on Sunday, too.
Tight ends have averaged 47.61 ypg against Kansas City this year.
Burrow has thrown for 286, 446, and 250 yards against the Chiefs, so going over the total is undoubtedly within his wheelhouse. However, the Bengals have been playing reasonably balanced games during the postseason, and since the run game can help keep Mahomes on the sideline, they will likely do the same on Sunday.
He’s had 209 and 242 in the playoffs and has gone over 276.5 yards three times during the team’s 10-game winning streak. As long as the game doesn’t become a shootout, he will not go over 276.5 yards this week.
To get back to the Super Bowl, Burrow will lean on his best weapons to help him make plays. That means targeting Chase early and often, especially when the team gets within scoring range. Chase had a touchdown in the wild card, divisional round, and three of his last four regular season games.
For the Bengals to win, he’ll need to get at least one this week.