Four very good teams take the field today in conference championship games. Like all good teams, they are spearheaded by very talented quarterbacks. But the best quarterbacks don't always win - at least not against the spread.
Here are our picks for today's games:
GAME 1 - AFC: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs. LINE: Cincinnati +7.5
While we are big fans of KC QB Patrick Mahomes, Bengals QB Joe Burrow has won his last 5 starts and Cincinnati is 5-0 against the spread as a road underdog of more than 2 points since start of the 2021 season. Reason enough for us to PICK CINCINNATI BENGALS +7.5
GAME 2 - NFC: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams. LINE: San Francisco +3.5
Another great QB duel, and we hate to go against Detroit hometown homie Mathew
Stafford, but the 49ers are 9-0 against the spread in January games since the start of the 2015 season, and 7-1-1 against the spread of their past 9 January playoff games going back to to the start of the 2013 calendar year. For this reason, we PICK SAN FRANSISCO +3.5