Okay MyBookie NFL betting nation, with the second half of the 2020 regular season here, now is a perfect time to take a look at the most recent odds to win both conference championships. In the AFC, will the prohibitive favorite and defending conference champion Kansas City Chiefs repeat or could they be beat out by one of a handful of challengers like unbeaten Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Buffalo? In the NFC, the defensing champions San Francisco 49ers have their backs up against the wall, thanks mostly to a slew of injuries that have left them decimated.
Could Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks come out of of the west or will it be another contender like New Orleans, Green Bay or now, the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers? With all of that said, let’s take a look at the odds to win the AFC Championship and the odds to win the NFC Championship, followed by some brief analysis and predictions on both conferences.
NFL Betting Odds & Analysis – Updated AFC & NFC Championship Odds
2020 AFC Championship Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +300
- Baltimore Ravens +325
- Pittsburgh Steelers +1000
- New England Patriots +1000
- Buffalo Bills +1000
- Tennessee Titans +1400
- Indianapolis Colts +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1800
- LA Chargers +1800
- Las Vegas Raiders +2400
- Miami Dolphins +4000
Analysis: The Chiefs (7-1) are prohibitive favorites and rightfully so, seeing as how they’re completely loaded with the same elite talent that won it all just last season. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the league’s only unbeaten team (7-0) and they have the look of a team that could beat anyone – Kansas City included. I expect the Baltimore Ravens (5-2) and Tennessee Titans (5-2) to challenge both teams for a berth in the conference championship although I could probably replace either one with the likes of the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts.
While I’ve been highly impressed with the LA Chargers (2-5) Justin Herbert and the Miami Dolphins (4-3) in general, I don’t expect either team to contend for a conference crown for the next season or two at best. I have absolutely no idea why the New England Patriots (2-5) are still a +100 pick seeing as how Bill Belichick’s team is now clearly mediocre and the same goes for the overrated Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns (5-3).
In the end, I’m fully expecting Kansas City and Pittsburgh to meet in the AFC Championship game, though I’m not going to reveal my conference championship winning pick just yet.
2020 NFC Championship Odds
- San Francisco 49ers +400
- New Orleans Saints +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +550
- Green Bay Packers +900
- Dallas Cowboys +1000
- Philadelphia Eagles +1000
- Seattle Seahawks +1100
- Minnesota Vikings +1500
- LA Rams +1800
- Chicago Bears +1800
- Arizona Cardinals +2800
Analysis: Can someone…anyone…please tell me why the San Francisco 49ers (4-4) are still prohibitive favorites to win the NFC? It’s not that I don’t like the Niners, but the fact of the matter is that they undeniably won’t be able to overcome the slew of injuries that has left them looking like a shell off the team that claimed the NFC crown just last season.
I’ve backed the New Orleans Saints (5-2) to reach the NFC Championship in each of the last four seasons, but not this time around. For me, something just seems ‘off’ with the Saints this season, although I will admit that New Orleans should be able to challenge everyone in the conference.
While NFL fans and prognosticators everywhere are all over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ (6-2) bandwagon because of the addition of Tom Brady and many of the same NFL followers like Green Bay (5-2) because they won 13 games last season and have future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers under center, I don’t like either team over the Seattle Seahawks (6-1). Russell Wilson is leading this year’s MVP race heading into the second half of the season and the Seahawks just look like they can beat anyone this season if you ask me.
Moving right along, it’s uncontrollably laughable that both, Dallas (2-6) and Philadelphia (3-4-1) are anywhere near the top favorites on the board. Arizona (5-2) and Chicago (5-3) could surprise because of Kyler Murray in the desert and Khalil Mack and company in the Windy City. Unfortunately for the he LA Rams (5-3) and Minnesota Vikings (2-5), I believe both have too many shortcomings to get past the top conference favorites, but hey, that’s why they play the games right?
In the end, I’m going with Seattle and…wait for it…Tampa Bay – to meet in the NFC Championship!
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