NFL Odds: Chiefs Host Patriots, Winner Goes to Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs (13-4 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) will host the New England Patriots (12-5 SU, 10-7 ATS) this Sunday as the top two seeds in the AFC meet in the Conference Championships. Game time is 6:40 PM ET on CBS; the Chiefs are laying three points with a total of 55.5, down from 57.5 at the open.
The Kansas City Chiefs (13-4 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) are holding firm as 3-point home favorites for Sunday’s AFC title game versus the New England Patriots (12-5 SU, 10-7 ATS), beginning at 6:40 PM ET on CBS. The total has fallen from 57.5 to 55.5, with freezing conditions expected at Arrowhead..Bet on football at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
Weather may be playing a role with that over/under. Sunday’s forecast for Arrowhead Stadium calls for mostly cloudy skies at kick-off, with temperatures in the low 20s – although some reports have the mercury falling to single digits. However, the Patriots played in cold conditions last week in Foxboro, and they crushed the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 (over 48) as 4-point home favorites.
The Chiefs weren’t thrown off by last week’s wintry weather at Arrowhead. They had little trouble putting away the Indianapolis Colts (+4.5) 31-13 in the Divisional Round; the Colts couldn’t gain enough traction to go over the 55-point total for that matchup. Conditions were much better in Week 6 when New England beat the Chiefs (+3.5) 43-40 in a Sunday nighter at Gillette Stadium, easily going over 59.5 points.