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NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for the Conference Championship Games

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow and the upstart Cincinnati Bengals enter Sunday's AFC Championship Game a touchdown underdog to the host Kansas City Chiefs

If last weekend's thrilling Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs taught us anything, maybe it's that the people out in Las Vegas that come up with the point spreads know what they are talking about. Not only did we get four exciting games that came down to the last play (one in overtime), but only one was decided by more than three points. That falls right in line with the fact that only one of these games had a spread of more than four points prior to kickoff.

Related: Expert Picks for the Conference Championship Games

Looking ahead to the conference championship games on Sunday, both home teams are favored but neither by more than a touchdown. Can these games come close to matching the drama of the Divisional Round?

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Here's how Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster), Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), see the conference championship games playing out when it comes to picking against the spread.

NFL Conference Championship Games Picks Against the Spread

SpreadRob DosterSteven LassanBen Weinrib

AFC Championship: Cincinnati at Kansas City

KC -7

Chiefs

Bengals

Chiefs

NFC Championship: San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams

LAR -3.5

Rams

49ers

49ers

Divisional Round

3-1

3-1

4-0

Season*

136-130

121-145

147-119

*Season total does not include Week 1. Spreads are subject to change.