In this NFL AFC Championship preview between the Bengals and Chiefs, see who like to win the game and cover the spread.
Bengals vs Chiefs Pick & Preview- NFL AFC Championship
On Sunday, January 29th at 6:30 PM ET, the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. CBS is carrying television coverage for the game. Cincinnati comes into this AFC matchup as the -1.5 road favorite.
Bengals vs Chiefs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
- Where: Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Betting Odds CIN -1.5, CIN -126 | KC +107 O/U 46.5
Can Joe Burrow And The Bengals Come Away With A Win On The Road?
In the Divisional Round, the Bengals took down the Buffalo Bills by a score of 27-10. Heading into the game, the Bengals were 5.5-point underdogs, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS victory. The team’s combined scoring of 37 points fell below the posted betting line of 48.
Offensively, Cincinnati found success in the run game, putting up 172 yards on 34 attempts. Joe Mixon had a big individual game, finding the endzone 1 time, in addition to his 105 rush yards.
Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow threw for a total of 242 yards on a completion percentage of 63.9%. Against the Bills, Burrow finished the game by throwing for 2 touchdowns. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had a big game for Cincinnati, coming up with 61 yards and a touchdown. As a team, Cincinnati ranks 5th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 259.1 per game. Going into the game, the Bengals have thrown a total of 12 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 68.52% (3rd).
Will The Chiefs Take Advantage Of Playing At Arrowhead Stadium vs. The Bengals?
Last week, the Chiefs picked up a win in the Divisional Round, taking down the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 27-20. Despite the straight-up win, the Chiefs did not cover the spread. They went into the matchup as -9.5 point favorites. The over-under betting total going into the game was 52, which the teams did not surpass.
Kansas City did a good job running the ball against Jacksonville, compiling 144 yards on 30 carries. Isiah Pacheco led the team with 95 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
Against Kansas City, quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for a total of 195 yards, and a passer rating of 112.5. Mahomes ended the game by finding the endzone 2 times through the air. To go along with his 98 receiving yards, Travis Kelce caught 2 touchdowns for Kansas City. Kansas City is the ranked team in pass yards per game, averaging 293.3 overall. This season, 59.3% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 4th in the NFL.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Heading into the second meeting of the season between these two teams, the Bengals already have a win over the Chiefs. In the previous matchup, Cincinnati won by a score of 27-24. In addition to winning the game, the Bengals covered the spread as -1.5 point favorites.
The Cincinnati Bengals have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 3-1. The Bengals’ offense has averaged 26.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Kansas City, compared to the Chiefs at 29.0.
In their last 5 road games, Cincinnati has averaged 28.0 points per game while allowing 19.4. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 5-0.
In their last 5 home games, Kansas City has averaged 26.2 points per game while allowing 16.2. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 2-3.
Bengals vs Chiefs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bengals -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 46.5