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2022 NFL picks, odds, predictions, AFC, NFC Championship Game best bets: This 4-way parlay would pay out 12-1

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Aug 28, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs a drill during colts training camp at the Farm Bureau Football Complex. © Provided by CBS Sports

Aug 28, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs a drill during colts training camp at the Farm Bureau Football Complex.

The NFL will be down to its final two teams after the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals meet in Sunday's 2022 AFC Championship Game and the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams collide in the 2022 NFC Championship Game. In the AFC, the Chiefs (14-5) will try to reach the Super Bowl for the third straight season, while the Bengals (12-7) are looking for the franchise's third Super Bowl appearance ever. In the NFC, the Rams (14-5) will try to reach the Super Bowl for the fifth time in franchise history, while the 49ers (12-7) are aiming for their eighth.

Kansas City is a seven-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Los Angeles is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest NFL spreads. Before making any conference championship round NFL picks or NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the 2022 NFL conference championship round on an incredible 137-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has locked in four confident NFL best bets for the weekend's NFL conference championship round 2022. If you successfully parlay its picks, you'd be looking at a massive payout of around 12-1. You can only see the model's NFL playoff picks at SportsLine

Top NFL picks for AFC, NFC Championship Games

After simulating every NFL playoff game 10,000 times, the model is going Under 45.5 points in 49ers vs. Rams. The 49ers reached the NFC Championship Game 2022 by knocking off No. 1 seed Green Bay 13-10 in the divisional round. The Rams survived a furious rally by the Buccaneers to beat the reigning Super Bowl champs and reportedly send Tom Brady into retirement.

Sunday's game features one of the league's most deliberate offenses in San Francisco. The 49ers averaged 30.4 seconds per play during the regular season; just three teams took longer per play. That average jumped to 34.7 seconds against the Rams. San Francisco's deliberate approach and formidable ground game have helped the Niners average 34:55 time of possession over the last six meetings between the teams, which has limited the number of possessions and scoring opportunities.

How to make NFL championship round parlays

The model locked in picks for both 2022 NFL conference championship playoff games, and it's identified a matchup where the line is way off. You can only see the model's NFL Wild Card Weekend best bets and parlay at SportsLine

What are the model's top picks for the championship round of the 2022 NFL playoffs? And which other NFL picks should you target for a massive 12-1 payout? Visit SportsLine now to see the divisional round NFL best bets from a model on a 137-97 run on its top-rated picks, and find out.

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