And then there were four.
As we head toward the NFL conference championship games, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite on Super Bowl 2022 oddsboards to lift the Lombardi Trophy at Sofi Stadium on February 13. The Chiefs outlasted the Buffalo Bills in a 42-36 overtime thriller Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium to advance to the AFC title game, where they’ll host the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Super Bowl LVI Winner||DraftKings||FanDuel||PointsBet|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+120||+125||+120|
|San Francisco 49ers||+450||+450||+475|
NFL Super Bowl 2022 Contenders (And Their Shortest Odds)
Kansas City Chiefs (+120)
The Chiefs make their fourth consecutive appearance in the AFC Championship Game. They opened as 7-point favorites over the Bengals, which dealt K.C. a 34-31 loss in Week 17 that cost the Chiefs the No. playoff seed. There was debate about the fairness of the NFL’s overtime rules after K.C.’s win over Buffalo. But Patrick Mahomes was masterful in the endgame, and the Chiefs will carry a ton of momentum into the AFC title tilt against the Bengals. It’s hard not to like their chances to win their second Super Bowl in three years, but the price is too short to get excited about when it comes to betting on them.
L.A. Rams (+200)
The Rams prevailed over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an equally exciting game on Sunday. L.A. dominated from the start only to allow Tom Brady and the Bucs to tie the game late at 27-27. Matthew Stafford’s deep completion to Cooper Kupp set up Matt Gay’s winning field goal, and the Rams were on their way to the NFC Championship Game. L.A. opened as a 3.5-point favorite against San Francisco, which swept the regular-season series against the Rams. L.A. will have a home field advantage for the rest of their playoff run (however long that lasts) with Super Bowl LVI being played at SoFi Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers (+450)
San Fran eked out a 13-10 win at Green Bay as a +5.5 road dog. The 49ers again got the better of Aaron Rodgers, who is now 0-4 against them in the playoffs for his career. San Francisco won despite not scoring an offensive TD. The 49ers owned the Rams in the regular season with two wins including a 31-10 rout at home and have beaten their NFC West foe in six straight meetings.
Cincinnati Bengals (+800)
The Bengals are 8-1 across the board at these three books and are worth a punt as a value play to win it all. As a 4-point road dog, Cincinnati looked like the better team in its 19-16 win at Tennessee. Cincy also went toe-to-toe with K.C. in its 34-31 OT victory during the regular season. Granted, that game was played in Cincinnati. But Joe Burrow and the Bengals are playing as well as anyone heading into the conference championship games this weekend.