Bengals vs Chiefs: AFC Championship Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions

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  • The Chiefs (11-5) are -7.5 favorites vs the Bengals (10-6)
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:00pm EST on CBS
  • Total (Over/Under): 54.5 points

The Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) play the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) on Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:00pm EST at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Conference Championship of the NFL playoffs.

The Chiefs are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -7.5 (100).

The total (Over/Under) is 54.5 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals, AFC Championship

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:00pm EST
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Kansas City, MO at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Odds & Spread, AFC Championship

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Cincinnati Bengals+7.5 -12054.5 -110275
Kansas City Chiefs -7.5 10054.5 -110-350

Bengals vs. Chiefs Against the Spread Records:

The Bengals are 12-7 against the spread this season (+4.40 Units / 21.31% ROI), while the Chiefs are 10-9 against the spread (+0.25 Units / 1.19% ROI).

Get full historical records for Units & ROI: ATS, Over/Under & Moneyline bets for both teams.

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Cincinnati Bengals: Keys to the Game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs

The Bengals were 5-0 (1.000) when allowing less than 3 sacks this season — best in NFL. The Chiefs averaged just 1.8 sacks per game over that time span — tied for third-worst in NFL.

The Bengals were undefeated (5-0) when allowing less than 3 sacks this season — best in NFL; League Avg: .584.

The Bengals are winless (0-14) when committing 2 or more turnovers since last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .262.

The Bengals were 8-3 (.727) when averaging more than 5 yards on first down plays this season — 5th-best in NFL; League Avg: .545.

Kansas City Chiefs: Keys to the Game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

The Chiefs are 6-4 (.600) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .181.

The Chiefs are 4-3 (.571) when rushing less than 20 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .155.

The Chiefs are undefeated (9-0) when allowing less than 200 passing yards since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .528.

The Chiefs were undefeated (6-0) when allowing less than 5 explosive passes this season — best in NFL; League Avg: .572.

Additional Matchup Notes for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, AFC Championship

Chiefs TEs had 76.2 receiving yards per game this season — third-best in NFL. The Bengals allowed an average of 63.7 receiving yards per game to TEs this season — fifth-worst in NFL.

The Chiefs went three and out on 8.2% of their drives in the second half this season — best in NFL. Bengals forced three and outs on 11.5% of opponent drives in the second half this season — second-worst in NFL.

Chiefs TEs had 113 receptions in 17 games (6.6 per game) this season — third-best in NFL. The Bengals allowed 5.6 receptions per game to TEs this season — fifth-worst in NFL.

The Bengals averaged 34.6 penalty yards per game this season — best in NFL. The Chiefs averaged 27.4 offensive penalty yards per game this season — third-worst in NFL.

Bengals WRs averaged 5.9 yards after the catch this season — second-best in NFL. The Chiefs allowed 5.2 yards after catch per reception to WRs this season — fourth-worst in NFL.

Bengals WRs had 243.5 receiving yards per game in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — best in NFL. The Chiefs averaged 196.8 receiving yards per game allowed to WRs in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — second-worst in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game, AFC Championship

  • Chris Jones (Chiefs): Wrist, Limited Participation In Practice
  • Charvarius Ward (Chiefs): Quad, Did Not Participate In Practice
  • Frank Clark (Chiefs): Hamstring, Did Not Participate In Practice
  • Mike Hilton (Bengals): Chest, Limited Participation In Practice
  • Tee Higgins (Bengals): Shoulder, Limited Participation In Practice
  • Xavier Su'a-Filo (Bengals): Knee, Did Not Participate In Practice
  • Trae Waynes (Bengals): Hamstring, Limited Participation In Practice
  • Cincinnati Bengals Offense: Important Stats for AFC Championship

    The Bengals ran 28% of their plays in their opponent’s territory in the 3rd quarter last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 41%

    The Bengals had 21 TDs that were 20+ yards this season — most in NFL.

    The Bengals ran 38% of their plays in their opponent’s territory in the 2nd half last season — tied for 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 47%

    The Bengals went three and out on 7% of their drives in the 3rd quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 21%.

    Kansas City Chiefs Offense: Important Stats for AFC Championship

    The Chiefs converted first downs on 107 of 206 plays (52%) on 3rd down this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 40%.

    The Chiefs had a third down conversion rate of 71% against the blitz this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 39%.

    The Chiefs ran successful plays on 50% of plays this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 43%.

    The Chiefs ran successful plays on 54% of pass attempts this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

    Cincinnati Bengals Defense: Important Stats for AFC Championship

    The Bengals defense allowed 8 broken tackles in Week 18 — 2nd-most in NFL.

    The Bengals defense averaged a sack every 32.8 pass attempts (558 Pass Attempts/17 Sacks) last season — 2nd-worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 16.9

    The Bengals defense sacked opposing QBs on just 3% of pass attempts (17/558) last season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 6%

    The Bengals defense allowed a third down conversion rate of 51% on 3rd and short last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 63%

    Kansas City Chiefs Defense: Important Stats for AFC Championship

    The Chiefs defense allowed no passing TDs (25 pass attempts) in Week 18 — tied for best Pass Attempts Per TD rate in NFL; League Avg: 17.1.

    The Chiefs defense tackled opponents for a loss on just 28 of 423 rushing attempts (7% TFL%) last season. — worst in NFL; League Avg: 11%

    The Chiefs defense allowed a Completion Pct of 79% (44 completions/56 attempts) in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 58%

    The Chiefs defense allowed opponents to catch 44 of 54 passes (81% Reception Pct) in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 62%

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