Football, Football, Football!

Football, Football, Football!

Football, Football, Football!

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While the New Orleans Saints remain favourites to win Super Bowl LII heading into this weekend’s Conference Championships, it looks like all of the four teams left have a legitimate shot at snagging the Lombardi Trophy. The Saints are set at +160, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs at +270, the New England Patriots at +325, and the Los Angeles Rams at +350.

If you’re already looking ahead to place some Super Bowl prop bets, the four starting quarterbacks are at the top of the odds board for Super Bowl MVP. Drew Brees leads the way at +210, with Patrick Mahomes at +270, Tom Brady at +390, and Jared Goff at +425. From there Saints running back Alvin Kamara checks in at +1000, just ahead of Todd Gurley at +1300.

You can also bet on what the Super Bowl LII matchup will be. A date between this weekend’s two favourites, the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints is at +160, while a Patriots – Rams Super Bowl is the biggest longshot on the board at +475.

As for the two games at hand, oddsmakers opened with New Orleans set as a 3.5-point home favourite for their matchup with the Rams, but heavy support for the Rams has moved that line to New Orleans -3. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Rams were seeing more than 65 percent of point spread bets while about 60 percent of over/under bettors like this score to finish above the 56.5-point total. The Saints were set as 2-point underdogs when these teams met in New Orleans in November and came away with a 45-35 upset, which was L.A.’s first loss of the season. That game easily played over the 57.5-point total.

In the AFC Championship, the New England Patriots are pegged as underdogs for the first time since 2015. Oddsmakers have the Chiefs as 3-point favourites at home against New England and the majority of the betting public is putting its faith in Kansas City to win and cover at Arrowhead Stadium. The Patriots won a 43-40 shootout when the two teams met in the regular season in New England with K.C. narrowly covering as a 3.5-point underdog. Weather could play a factor this weekend. Meteorologists expect absolutely frigid temperatures (low of -3 degrees Fahrenheit) that could make this the coldest game ever at Arrowhead. Not surprisingly, the total for Sunday evening’s game has dropped from 58 points at the open to 54.5 now. A little less than 60 percent of early bets are on the over.

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