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

Athlon Sports 1/26/2023 Athlon Sports
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Athlon Sports' NFL experts make their picks against the spread for the the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday.

Those expecting or more specifically betting on a chalky Divisional Round in the NFL playoffs last weekend were disappointed. While three of the four favorites (all home teams) won, only two covered. Philadelphia left no doubt against the New York Giants while San Francisco covered but Dallas made the 49ers earn it.

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On Championship Sunday, the host Eagles are slightly favored over the 49ers on the NFC side while Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury has resulted in all sorts of movement for the Bengals-Chiefs line. 

Here's how Athlon's own Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR), and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) see Championship Sunday playing out when it comes to picking against the spread.

NFL Conference Championship Game Picks Against the Spread

*Spreads are subject to change. Week 4's Bills-Ravens (Bills -3, 23-20), Week 5's Bears-Vikings (Vikings -7, 29-22), Week 9's Chargers-Falcons (Chargers -3, 20-17) and Rams-Buccaneers (Bucs -3, 16-13), Week 11's Bears-Falcons (Falcons -3, 27-24), and Week 15's Titans-Chargers (Chargers -3, 17-14) are not counted in the season total because they were all pushes based on spreads. That's also the case for last weekend's AFC Wild Card matchup between the Ravens and Bengals (Bengals -7, 24-17). The Week 17 Bills-Bengals game that was initially postponed before being ruled no-contest by the NFL also isn't included.

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