Conference Championships By the Numbers
finally reached that point in the season when all we have to look forward to is
the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay and Kansas City will square off in Tampa on Sunday,
Feb. 7, for this year’s Lombardi Trophy.
The AFC and
NFC championship games brought us a number of interesting numbers. Here’s a
look at them.
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teams playing on championship weekend were all among the top six scoring
offenses in the NFL. Fans and bettors expected plenty of points especially with
the lineup of quarterbacks.
Rodgers and Tom Brady didn’t let anyone down as each threw for three touchdowns
in the NFC title game. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes tossed three of
his own in the Chiefs win over the Bills.
Buffalo’s Josh Allen didn’t hit three touchdown passes. Allen threw for 287
yards and two scores as the Bills lost 38-24.
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Bay-Tampa Bay NFC championship was the most-bet on game of the season. Over 75
percent of the spread handle and 64 percent of the moneyline handle was on the
in Illinois hit a nice payday betting on Tampa Bay on the moneyline. The bettor
won a payout of $96,900 on a $38,000 wager on the Bucs at +155.
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sportsbooks took some huge wagers on Sunday, one bettor laid down a measly $10
on a six-leg moneyline parlay on anytime touchdown scorers.
touchdowns by Tampa Bay’s Leonard Fournette (+138), Mike Evans (+138), and
Cameron Brate (+396) and scores by Green Bay’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling (+285),
Robert Tonyan (+153), and Davante Adams (-187); the lucky bettor won $4,207.
data that came from Divisional weekend in NFL
Divisional Round by the numbers.
In the AFC
title game featuring the Bills
at Chiefs, Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill set
a new NFL record. Kelce caught a Chiefs franchise playoff record 13 passes for
118 yards and two touchdowns. Hill caught nine balls for 172 yards, including a
long of 71 yards.
It was the
first time in NFL history that a team had a pair of teammates each had a 100
yards-plus receiving in back-to-back playoff games. Both Hill and Kelce had
eight catches in last week’s game against Cleveland. Hill had 110 yards and
Kelce had 109.
of the six most prolific offenses in the NFL playing on championship Sunday,
the Over was a popular pick for both games. It cashed in both games.
featured big numbers. The Bucs-Packers number was 53 and the Bills-Chiefs total
was set at 54.5. Both games went Over with scores in the fourth quarter. Ryan
Succop’s 46-yard field goal with 4:42 left in the game gave Tampa Bay a 31-23
lead surpassing the total of 53.
tossed a six-yard scoring pass to Isaiah McKenzie with 4:08 left to play to
pull the Bills to within 17 points of Kansas City at 38-21, eclipsing the 54.5
A number of
big bets were placed over the weekend. Two huge wagers were laid down on the
Chiefs on the moneyline. A $705,000 bet on Kansas City at -155 paid out
Not to be
outdone, another sports
bettor put down $800,000 on the Chiefs at -160. That
bettor profited a cool half million.
futures bet placed back on Dec. 20 also offered a nice return. The bettor
wagered on the Chiefs to win the AFC title at odds of -120. The bet paid out