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NFL Picks Against the Spread: AFC and NFC Championship Games

Suggestions for trying to beat the odds.

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Before the Conference Championship Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs kicks off, let’s have some fun by looking at the spreads for this week’s postseason games.

You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings SportsBook.

My overall record so far is 135-136-10. That’s slightly behind the BGN Community, which is 136-135-10. Only three games left to go to decide the winner.

Here are the latest suggestions when trying to beat the odds.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (-2.5): Why should the Eagles be less than standard three-point home favorites? They have the better quarterback. Nick Sirianni gives his team an edge when it comes to game management while Kyle Shanahan potentially holds his squad back. Philadelphia’s defensive line is primed to caused problems for a 49ers offensive line that isn’t so great outside of Trent Williams. Brock Purdy would have to defy history to merely play well in this game ... let alone be so good that he guides his team to victory. Jalen Hurts is not going to let the Eagles fail in this spot. The 49ers are really good but they are more vulnerable on the road and the Lincoln Financial Field is bound to be crazy. This is my Lock Of The Week selection. PICK: Eagles -2.5


Which bet do you like more?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    49ers +2.5
    (42 votes)
  • 93%
    Eagles -2.5
    (585 votes)
627 votes total Vote Now


Seeing a lot of people (such as almost the entire BGN staff) taking the Bengals in this game makes me wonder if the Chiefs are being underrated. But then I think it became too common of a take that the Chiefs are being underrated. I also don’t think it’s meaningless that Joe Burrow is 0-3 against Patrick Mahomes, who is now banged up. Burrow is a killer. I can’t bet against him.


Which bet do you like more?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Bengals +1.5
    (389 votes)
  • 31%
    Chiefs -1.5
    (182 votes)
571 votes total Vote Now


If the Eagles win, who do you want them to face in the Super Bowl?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    (263 votes)
  • 55%
    (333 votes)
596 votes total Vote Now

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