Bengals now betting favorite to win AFC Championship game

Bengals wide receivers Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in the first half of the game...
Bengals wide receivers Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in the first half of the game against Buffalo in Highmark Stadium.(Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer)
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 6:20 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - In roughly 24 hours since the AFC Championship game was set, the Bengals overtook the Chiefs as the favorites for Sunday’s game.

FanDuel, Bet MGM and numerous sportsbooks had the Bengals as 1-point favorites to beat the Chiefs in Kansas City for the AFC title as of Monday night.

On Tuesday, the line jumped to Bengals -2 at some sportsbooks.

The initial spread opened at Chiefs -3.

The five-point swing from Sunday to Tuesday could be a reflection of the uncertainty surrounding Patrick Mahomes’ ankle injury.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Mahomes is playing in the AFC Championship Game, but one can’t help but wonder if it will be Mahomes anywhere near 100% strength.

Despite being the favorites to win on Sunday, FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chiefs with better odds (+260) to win Super Bowl LVII than the Bengals (+270). The Eagles remain the overall favorites at +240.

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