The opening lines are out for the NFL Conference Championships — and they have had a few days to “settle in.” In the AFC Championship Game, Pittsburgh opened as -3 favorites at home, with the surprising Jets getting just +3 points on the road. With the majority of the bets taking the Steelers, the line has ticked up to Pittsburgh -3.5.
Similarly, in the NFC Championship Game, Green Bay opened as -3 favorites, although they are on the road against the Chicago Bears. Early betting has seen lopsided action, with the Packers landing almost 3 out of 4 bets. This steady betting activity has pushed the line to Green Bay -3.5.
The team of analysts at SportsInsights is studying the numbers, especially with regard to the NFL playoffs, home underdogs, point spread value, and line movement. Some of these betting trends have been researched in our book, Sports Investing: NFL Betting Systems — so there could be surprising selections (on non-selections) as we seek out wins for our Members.