Kansas City Chiefs Vs Cincinnati Bengals is a matchup between two of the NFL’s biggest teams facing off for the second season in a row. The Chiefs and Bengals will meet each other in the AFC Conference Finals this Sunday.
The Bengals ended the regular round as the AFC North’s champion and have already beaten the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, the Bills were defeated by a 27-10 score. Chiefs, on the other hand, secured first place in the AFC west and were already the best squad in the American Conference before trashing the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-27 in the Divisional Round.
Last year, Cincinnati won Kansas in this same stage, in a 27-24 overtime, will they repeat history this Sunday?
Predictions and Betting Preview for Kansas City Chiefs VS Cincinnati Bengals AFC Conference Final Game
- Venue: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
- When: Sunday, January 29th, 2023
- Time: 15:30 GMT
- Teams to play: Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals
- NFL Picks: UNDER 47.5
Odds by BetMGM and 1XBet.
Betting On The Kansas City Chiefs
Season record: 15-3 (AFC West Champion – 1st seed AFC)
- 1XBet Spread: -1.5
- 1XBet Moneyline:1.85
- 1XBet Over/Under: Under 47.5
- BetMGM Spread: -1
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.87
- BetMGM Over/Under: Under 47.5
Kansas City Chiefs are going into Sunday’s game with a massive historic win against the strong Jacksonville Jaguars team, albeit after the scare that was Patrick Mahomes’ ankle injury.
Mahomes the Chiefs’ quarterback, had to leave the game for some minutes, but even with his injury, he brought magic to the field, throwing 195 yards and two touchdown passes.
Although Patrick has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, fans expect him to be on the frontlines this Sunday, playing a Bengals team that slowed him down on two different occasions.
Kansas City might have finished as the League’s best offense, but this is with credit to Mahomes’ efforts. Chiefs were first in points scored (496), the only team to pass 7,000 yards (7,032) and number one in average yards per play (6.4) too, air yards (5,062) and air TDs (41).
It is important that the Chiefs’ offense is charged. Defensively they are not one of the worst in the NFL, but they have quite the average performance, so the Bengals’ offense is expected to score some points as the Jaguars did to them during the Divisional Round.
Kansas is the team that forfeited the most TDS through the air in the league (33) is one statistic that puts a stain on Andy Reid’s squad’s record. This number doesn’t inspire confidence, particularly if they’re facing a team that has one of the NFL’s best aerial attacks, launched by Joe Burrow.
Betting On The Cincinnati Bengals
Season record: 14 -4 (AFC North Champion – 2nd AFC seed)
- 1XBet Spread: +1.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.95
- 1XBet Over/Under: Over 47.5
- BetMGM Spread: +1
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.95
- BetMGM Over/Under: Over 47.5
The Cincinnati Bengals’ are one match away from becoming American Conference champions again and their recent results speak well for one of the best teams in the league.
Cincinnati had no problems evicting the Bills in the divisional round and won the past 3 meetings against the Chiefs, plus last season’s Conference Final and Week 13 regular round game of this season.
Joe Burrow the quarterback is the one calling the shots for the Bengals, Burrow hasn’t settled, not even the avalanche that fell on Sunday in Buffalo could slow him down. He beat the NFL’s best defenses and threw for 242 yards with two touchdown passes.
Thanks to the 27 points scored, Cincinnati reached 10 successive games with at least 20 points. Making evident the offensive strength of this squad that doesn’t just depend on Burrow’s aerial game, but on Joe Mixon’s ground game too, which recorded 105 yards and a touchdown.
The Bengals’ defensive side is hard to crack too. This team haven’t allowed above 18 points to their opponents in four games. And last Sunday they schooled Josh Allen in defense strategy by holding Allen and his men ransom to only 10 points. That performance is why Cincinnati is the fourth-lowest TD defense through the air this season, and why Mahomes should be worried.
NFL Predictions this week place the Bengals as a slight betting favourite for Sunday’s matchup, due to their strong home performance against the Bills and Patrick Mahomes’ ankle injury.
But, the Chiefs are 8-1 at home this season and when playing them, nothing should be left to chance, especially since the Bengals have had a hard time defeating them four games in a row. A low-scoring result shouldn’t be expected for any of these teams. The game will be tough but end with a few points.
Sunday’s game features the two best quarterbacks in the NFL presently and the results that caused 9 losses in the past 12 meetings between the two leaders will be put aside.
In this game, we will have the two best quarterbacks in the NFL today and the results that led to the loss in nine of the last 12 meetings between the two will be left behind.
Final Prediction: Over (CIN 27 – KC 26).