NFL predictions & odds: Conference Championships
NFL predictions & odds: Conference Championships

NFL predictions & odds: Conference Championships

We’ve reached the Conference Championships with our NFL predictions and are eyeing a near-11/1 double on Sunday’s mouth-watering match-ups.

Bwin has a host of team and player betting markets on every fixture and these are our top betting tips, with the winners heading to Super Bowl LVII.

Eagles to beat 49ers by 1-10 points @ 19/10

After racing out to a 13-1 record in impressive fashion, Philadelphia went into the play-offs under a bit of a cloud following late defeats versus Dallas and New Orleans – and with quarterback Jalen Hurts nursing a shoulder problem.

However, a week off due to being top seeds in the NFC allowed them to regroup and press the reset button before cruising to a 38-7 victory over New York Giants in the Divisional Round.

The Eagles stormed into a 28-0 half-time lead and Hurts dismissed his injury fears by throwing two touchdown passes, while Kenneth Gainwell rushing for 112 yards and a TD highlighted how dominant they were up front.

Nick Sirianni’s side again have home advantage here and should enjoy a huge edge in freshness following such a smooth success.

San Francisco recovered from a slow start to finish the regular season with 10 straight wins and then powered to a 41-23 Wild Card victory over Seattle, when rookie QB Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns.

The seventh-round draft pick was less impressive in a 19-12 defeat of Dallas, though, with the 49ers only pulling away in the fourth quarter when Christian McCaffrey ran into the end zone from close range for his side’s sole TD.

Bringing in star running back McCaffrey was a great move and San Francisco have the league’s top-ranked defence, but Purdy’s lack of big-match experience now looks a significant concern.

Bengals to beat Chiefs by 1-10 points @ 31/10

Cincinnati were a Cinderella story when shading Kansas City 27-24 in overtime at this stage last season but return to Arrowhead Stadium as proven performers expected to be a major force for years to come.

The Bengals suffered a bit of a hangover from their subsequent Super Bowl loss to the Rams when starting out at 4-4 this term but then found their rhythm again during a run of eight consecutive victories.

Scrambling past Baltimore 24-17 was nothing much to brag about but beating Buffalo 27-10 on the road in difficult weather conditions was a real statement of intent.

QB Joe Burrow has more than justified the faith placed in him as the number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, constantly impressing with both the quality of his play and outstanding leadership qualities.

Having former college teammate Ja’Marr Chase at wide receiver is a big help, along with a stellar offensive line, while Cincinnati’s defence has delivered throughout their long winning run.

Obviously, the Chiefs command great respect after reaching this point for the fifth straight year by posting a 14-3 record before seeing off Jacksonville 27-20.

However, the ankle injury sustained by Patrick Mahomes during that match seriously affected his mobility and Kansas City rely heavily on that side of his game.

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