NFL Postseason Betting Preview: Conference Championships

The NFL playoffs are down to the final four teams, with the Super Bowl LVII participants to be decided Sunday with consecutive Conference Championship Games. First, the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles will host the No. 2 seed San Francisco 49ers for the NFC Championship Game at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday. After that, the third-seeded Cincinnati Bengals visit No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs at 6:30 for a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game, which Cincinnati won in overtime to reach the Super Bowl.

Eligible users can bet on one or both Conference Championship Games at any of the leading mobile sports betting apps, such as BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook or PointsBet Sportsbook. To sign up for and wager on these mobile sportsbooks, you must be at least 21 years old and located in a state where sports betting is legal. The list of eligible states continues to grow, and it recently added Ohio, much to Bengals fans’ delight.

Each mobile sportsbook has its own welcome offer, which usually comes in the form of a deposit match, free bet bonus or risk-free bet. For instance, new BetMGM users can get a $1,000 risk-free first bet, while new DraftKings Sportsbook users can get a deposit bonus up to $1,000 or earn $200 in free bets when they bet $5. Each promotion can only be used once per customer, but you can sign up for multiple mobile sportsbooks to take advantage of different offers.

In addition to the standard spread, point total and moneyline bets, mobile sports betting apps also offer future bets on the winner of the Super Bowl or prop bets regarding individual players’ performances. Multiple prop bets can be combined into a single wager using the Same Game Parlay feature available on top mobile sportsbooks such as FanDuel Sportsbook.

At FanDuel Sportsbook, the Eagles (-144) have opened as 2.5-point home favorites against the 49ers (+122), with an over/under of 45.5 combined points. Even with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes playing through a high ankle sprain, the Chiefs (-118) are also favored at home against the Bengals (+100), albeit by only 1.5 points with an over/under of 47.5. The 49ers stand out as a strong moneyline bet. San Francisco is on a 12-game winning streak, which includes an 8-0 record since rookie Brock Purdy took over as the starting quarterback.

Sasha has been writing about sports since 2014. He's a huge New York sports fan who has written columns for RotoWire, Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports.

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