2022 NFL Conference Championships Lines and Movement

2022 NFL Conference Championships Lines and Movement

The board of top sportsbooks details line movement for every NFL playoff game from the opening to current numbers and where money influences point spreads as the week progresses.

This board is updated daily. Check back throughout the week as we detail the point-spread movement, not just in the numbers but also in the game-by-game synopses. 

Here’s where the numbers are moving or staying for the NFL conference championships, as of Friday, Jan. 28:

Bengals at ChiefsChiefs -6.5Chiefs -7Chiefs -7.5Chiefs -7.5Chiefs -7
49ers at RamsRams -4Rams -3.5Rams -3.5Rams -3.5Rams -3.5
Odds as of Friday, Jan. 28. Odds updated once daily

Bengals at Chiefs

DIVISIONAL-ROUND RESULTS – The Bengals ousted the AFC’s No. 1 seed with a 19-16 victory at Tennessee. Bengals kicker Evan McPherson nailed a 52-yard field goal as time expired. The Chiefs outlasted the Bills, 42-36, in overtime. Down 36-33, after the Bills scored a touchdown with 13 seconds left in regulation, the Chiefs covered 44 yards in two plays to set up Harrison Butker’s game-tying 49-yard field goal. The Chiefs won the overtime coin toss then capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive with a Mahomes-to-Kelce touchdown.

The Chiefs host the AFC Championship game for a fourth-straight season, a league record for either conference. The Bengals return to the doorstep of the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989, almost eight years before Bengals QB Joe Burrow was born.

MONDAY – Sportsbooks opened the Chiefs as a 6.5-point favorite. Early bettors jumped on this spread under a key number of seven, pushing three books to that mark. BetMGM gamblers went further, to 7.5 points.

TUESDAY – There was no Bengals buyback, even at BetMGM listing its spread over a key number of seven points, after the Monday market backed the Chiefs -6.5. No books moved off their respective Monday numbers.

WEDNESDAY – No respective spreads budged.

THURSDAY – Not since Monday has this game taken enough action on either side of the spread to move any books off their respective current numbers.

FRIDAY – Chiefs bettors came heavy at FanDuel, forcing the book to move off seven points to 7.5. All other books held at their respective spreads yet again.

49ers at Rams

DIVISIONAL-ROUND RESULTS – The 49ers traveled to snowy Lambeau Field and knocked off the NFC’s top seed, 13-10. The Niners knotted the score 10-10 off a blocked punt returned for a touchdown with 4:41 left in regulation, then won on the right leg of veteran kicker Robbie Gould as time expired. The Rams took a 27-3 lead in the third quarter visiting the defending-champion Buccaneers and squeaked out a 30-27 victory. Rams QB Matthew Stafford found WR Cooper Kupp for 44 yards to setup a 30-yard field goal conversion as time expired.

Save for the 2020-21 Buccaneers, the 49ers and Rams, respectively, were the NFC’s past two Super Bowl representatives. The Niners defeated the Packers on Jan. 19, 2020 to reach the greatest sporting event in the history of Western civilization. The Rams beat the Saints on Jan. 20, 2019 to do the same.

MONDAY – The spread dropped to a market-consensus 3.5 points after books tabbed the Rams as a four-point favorite.

TUESDAY – All books held at 3.5 points with no more 49ers bettors hitting the spread despite still being over a key number of three at all major books. No Rams action hit the market.

WEDNESDAY – No significant action came to bump any books off 3.5 points.

THURSDAY – Early action has been the only action on this game as books again held at 3.5 points.

FRIDAY – Another day of no significant action to move off 3.5 points across the board.

View past lines and movement throughout respective weeks here:

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Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting for BeerLife Sports. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.