2019 AFC Conference Championships: Patriots vs. Chiefs Odds & Game Preview

2019 AFC Conference Championships: Patriots vs. Chiefs

It’s the newcomer versus the grizzled veterans taking the field to settle which team will be the AFC champion. The latest NFL lines have the Chiefs as the favorites over the Patriots for a change, but has Kansas City’s time as the new team on the block come?

2019 NFC Conference Championships: Patriots vs. Chiefs Odds & Game Preview

  • When Do the Patriots & Chiefs Play? January 20, 2019, 6:40 PM ET
  • Where are the Patriots and Chiefs playing?: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
  • What is the Patriots vs. Chiefs Spread? Saints -3.5
  • What is the Patriots vs. Chiefs Total? 57

How’s the Weather?

  • Partly Cloudy
  • -14°C/6°F
  • Humidity 57%
  • Precipitation % 4%
  • Cloud Cover 34%
  • Wind 4 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type Open

Why Bet on the Patriots?

If you’re a die-hard Pats fan, you have reason to boast. After all, it’s the eighth consecutive time New England makes it to the conference title game.

But, this time it might be different. For the first time in a long time, Tom Brady and the Patriots don’t look invincible. And maybe their time to step off the throne has come.

The last time around these two played, New England won. So maybe you still should be wary of betting against the Patriots. New England’s team is, in fact, 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games as an underdog.

A word to the wise, however, as the Patriots are playing on the road where they haven’t fared as well. The Pats went an unimpressive 3-5 SU and ATS in road games this regular season.

The Patriots find themselves in an unfamiliar spot as underdogs, even if the spread is a bit juiced (-115) if you’re taking New England at many shops. This is rare in case you’re wondering because it’s just the seventh time the Pats are dogs in a postseason game in the Belichick/Brady era.

The Patriots’ time as the dominant team in football may be waning, but this game may prove otherwise.

Why Bet on the Chiefs?

If there’s any team in the AFC that can finally knock the Patriots off of their pedestal, it’s this year’s Chiefs. Under Andy Reid, Kansas City has exploded unto the gridiron and made themselves a name as the new team to beat in the AFC.

The Chiefs played the Pats tough when they last visited New England in the regular season. Arguably, it was among the top five games this year despite losing.

But, KC should never discount the grizzled veterans. No matter how many people don’t believe they can win, the Patriots are winners of five Super Bowls. And that’s nothing to sneer at.

Patriots vs. Chiefs Betting Trends

  • New England is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • New England is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games when playing Kansas City
  • New England is 4-2 ATS in its last six games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 2-5-1 ATS in its last eight games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last six games at home
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last ten games when playing New England

Game Prediction: Though you may expect some fireworks in this game, both teams will get a cold welcoming, literally. Thanks to severe weather in Kansas City there could be an “arctic blast” that could affect the game’s result. The total has already been brought down probably because of this reason. Whether the Chiefs or Patriots cover, it’s still pretty much in the air. But, I’ll take my chances on the newcomer.

Pick: Chiefs -3