3 Best Prop Bets for Bengals vs. Chiefs

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes outruns Bills Harrison Phillips.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes outruns Bills Harrison Phillips. / Jamie Germano / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Chiefs and the Bengals will play for the AFC Championship in a game that has massive firework potential. These two offenses are capable of lighting up scoreboards, and there are some very appealing prop bets to consider. Let’s jump into them, with the prop bet lines and odds courtesy of WynnBET. 

Joe Burrow Over 1.5 passing touchdowns

It feels like this line is being set based almost entirely on Burrow not having a passing touchdown last week against a very tough Titans defense. Prior to that game, Burrow had thrown 10 touchdowns in his previous three outings. The Chiefs just gave up four passing touchdowns to Josh Allen, two to Ben Roethlisberger the week before, and allowed Burrow to throw for 446 yards and 4 TDs less than a month ago. And all he needs is two? Deal. 

Tee Higgins Over 5.5 receptions

Tee Higgins can be a bit hit or miss, so this one is tricky. However, the Chiefs secondary is plenty beatable, especially to secondary options on the team. Last week, the Chiefs blanketed Stefon Diggs, and Gabriel Davis went absolutely bananas against them for 8 receptions, 201 yards, and 4 touchdowns. If the Chiefs give Ja’Marr Chase plenty of attention (they should), then Higgins should be the benefactor in the passing game. 

Patrick Mahomes Over 29.5 rushing yards

Patrick Mahomes loves to use his legs in the playoffs. Last week he ran for 69 yards. The week prior he ran for 29. Since the start of the 2019 playoffs, Mahomes has rushed for 29 or more yards in six out of eight playoff games. When the play breaks down, Mahomes is plenty capable of extending it with his legs and scrambling. With the Bengals secondary focused on the threats of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and the speed of guys like Mecole Hardman, Mahomes could once again find plenty of running lanes underneath.

Jon Helmkamp's betting history and picks can be found here.