Chiefs, 49ers are Sportsbooks' Highest Liabilities for NFL Championship Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-point favorites at home against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-point favorites at home against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams may not make for the sexiest Super Bowl 56 matchup, but it's the ideal outcome that sportsbooks will be rooting for on NFL Championship Sunday.

WynnBET Sportsbook released their latest splits ahead of the AFC and NFC Championship games, highlighting the key differences between the number of betting tickets versus the money being spent on a particular side. The splits also highlight which of the teams make for the highest liability on the sportsbooks, which in today's case, is for both the Chiefs and 49ers to cover the spread.

Before we dive into the latest breakdown, here's a look at the latest odds for the AFC and NFC Championship matchups.

AFC Championship Odds for Bengals vs. Chiefs


  • Bengals +7 (-110)
  • Chiefs -7 (-110)


  • Bengals +275
  • Chiefs -350


  • 54.5 (OVER -110 | UNDER -110)

NFC Championship Odds for 49ers vs. Rams


  • 49ers +3.5 (-110)
  • Rams -3.5 (-110)


  • 49ers +150
  • Rams -180


  • 45.5 (OVER -110 | UNDER -110)

NFL Championship Sunday Betting Splits

Starting in the AFC Championship game, Chiefs -7 has been a popular play from both public bettors as well as the sharps. 61.9% of the betting tickets on the spread have been on KC as a 7-point favorite, as well as 67% of the money backing Kansas City.

If there are Bengals bettors who expect Cincinnati to upset the Chiefs straight up, they don't seem to be a potential liability for the sportsbook. Only 53.3% of the betting tickets are on the Bengals moneyline at +275, compared to just 50.7% of the money being on K.C.

As for the total, it's climbed all the way up to 54.5 after opening at WynnBET at 51. 71.2% of the betting tickets are on the over, whereas 79.2% of the money is also backing the over.

In the NFC Championship game, the 49ers at +3.5 are the top overall liability for WynnBET in both games.

The Niners +3.5 have gotten 64.8% of the betting handle compared to the Rams -3.5 receiving 52.9% of the betting tickets. However, despite the love for San Francisco, the Rams have received the majority of bets as well as handle to win on the moneyline. 55.5% of the bets are backing the Rams at -180, as well as 59.7% of the money.

The total, which has dropped from 46.5 down to 45.5, has also seen a major difference in the splits. 64.7% of the bets have backed the OVER, but 55.1% of the money is on the UNDER, leading WynnBET to shift down from their opening number of 47, despite perfect conditions inside SoFi Stadium.

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