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AFC Championship Betting Line History

 

AFC Championship Betting

The AFC Championship is one of two title games played on an annual basis in the National Football League (NFL), which is America’s top professional football league. The top two teams from American Football Conference (AFC) will meet in late January at the venue of the highest seed.

The NFL Playoffs begin with 12 teams, six from the AFC and six from the National Football Conference (NFC). The winner of those AFC and NFC Championship games will meet in the Super Bowl, which is played a neutral venue every season. The 2020 finale will take place at Hard Rock Stadium from Miami Gardens, Florida on Feb. 2, 2020.

Homefield edge in AFC Championship

Since the AFC Championship began in 1970, home teams have posted a 35-15 record in the title game.

In the last 10 years, hosts have gone 8-2 (80%) in the AFC Championship. During this span, bettors have seen their fair share of close calls and blowouts as five games were decided by double digits and the other five by six points or less.

Of the 16 AFC franchises, the New England Patriots have won the most titles with 11. They've gone 7-1 at home while also producing a 4-3 mark in title games played on the road. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos have both captured eight AFC Championships apiece. Since this format began in 1970, five current teams from the AFC have not been able to win the title and earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

  • New York Jets
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Houston Texans

AFC Championship Betting Results

In the first 50 games of the AFC Championship, favorites have gone 36-14 straight up and 29-20-1 against the spread.

There have been seven games where the favorite has won but it did not win by enough points to cover the spread.

  • 2018 - New England (-7.5) 24 Jacksonville 20
  • 2012 - New England (-7) 23 Baltimore 20
  • 2008 - New England (-14) 21 San Diego 12
  • 1996 - Pittsburgh (-12) 20 Indianapolis 16
  • 1992 - Buffalo (-11) 10 Denver 7
  • 1978 - Denver (-3.5) 20 Oakland 17
  • 1976 - Pittsburgh (-6) 16 Oakland 10

AFC Championship Over Under Results

Since the 1986-87 AFC Championship game, the 'over/under' results have gone 17-17 in the title game. Over the last nine seasons, the 'under' is on a 6-3 run in this conference title game but Kansas City has helped the 'over' go 2-0 the past two years.

There have been six totals in AFC Championship betting history that have closed at 50 points or higher and we've seen a stalemate (3-3) with the total results. That includes the 2019 installment as Kansas City defeated Tennessee 35-24 from Arrowhead Stadium.

AFC Championship Line History

The AFC Championship betting history covers the first 50 matchups of the conference finale, focusing on the two teams, the betting lines, the final score and the sports betting result which lists the favorite-underdog outcome and the ‘over-under’ result for the majority of the games.

AFC Championship (1970-2019)
Year Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2019-20 Tennessee at Kansas City Kansas City -7 (51.5) Kansas City 35 Tennessee 24 Favorite-Over
2018-19 New England at Kansas City Kansas City -3 (56.5) New England 37 Kansas City 31 (OT) Underdog-Over
2017-18 Jacksonville at New England New England -7.5 (46) New England 24 Jacksonville 20 Underdog-Under
2016-17 Pittsburgh at New England New England -5.5 (50.5) New England 36 Pittsburgh 17 Favorite-Over
2015-16 New England at Denver New England -3 (45) Denver 20 New England 18 Underdog-Under
2014-15 Indianapolis at New England New England -7 (52.5) New England 45 Indianapolis 7 Favorite-Under
2013-14 New England at Denver Denver -5 (57) Denver 26 New England 16 Favorite-Under
2012-13 Baltimore at New England New England -8 (49.5) Baltimore 28 New England 13 Underdog-Under
2011-12 Baltimore at New England New England -7 (49) New England 23 Baltimore 20 Underdog-Under
2010-11 N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -4 (38) Pittsburgh 24 N.Y. Jets 19 Favorite-Over
2009-10 N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis Indianapolis -8 (40) Indianapolis 30 N.Y. Jets 17 Favorite-Over
2008-09 Baltimore at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -6 (35) Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 14 Favorite-Over
2007-08 San Diego at New England New England -14 (48) New England 21 San Diego 12 Underdog-Under
2006-07 New England at Indianapolis Indianapolis -3.5 (47) Indianapolis 38 New England 34 Favorite-Over
2005-06 Pittsburgh at Denver Denver -3 (41) Pittsburgh 34 Denver 17 Underdog-Over
2004-05 New England at Pittsburgh New England -3 (35) New England 41 Pittsburgh 27 Favorite-Over
2003-04 Indianapolis at New England New England -3 (43) New England 24 Indianapolis 14 Favorite-Under
2002-03 Tennessee at Oakland Oakland -8 (47) Oakland 41 Tennessee 24 Favorite-Over
2001-02 New England at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -10 (37) New England 24 Pittsburgh 17 Underdog-Over
2000-01 Baltimore at Oakland Oakland -6 (36.5) Baltimore 16 Oakland 3 Underdog-Under
1999-00 Tennessee at Jacksonville Jacksonville -7 (40.5) Tennessee 33 Jacksonville 14 Underdog-Over
1998-99 N.Y. Jets at Denver Denver -9 (51.5) Denver 23 N.Y. Jets 10 Favorite-Under
1997-98 Denver at Pittsburgh Denver -2.5 (41) Denver 24 Pittsburgh 21 Favorite-Over
1996-97 Jacksonville at New England New England -7 (44) New England 20 Jacksonville 6 Favorite-Under
1995-96 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -12 (41) Pittsburgh 20 Indianapolis 16 Underdog-Under
1994-95 San Diego at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -9 (35) San Diego 17 Pittsburgh 13 Underdog-Under
1993-94 Kansas City at Buffalo Buffalo -3 (38) Buffalo 30 Kansas City 13 Favorite-Under
1992-93 Buffalo at Miami Buffalo -2 (41) Buffalo 29 Miami 10 Favorite-Under
1991-92 Denver at Buffalo Buffalo -11 (45) Buffalo 10 Denver 7 Underdog-Under
1990-91 L.A. Raiders at Buffalo Buffalo -7 (37) Buffalo 51 L.A. Raiders 3 Favorite-Over
1989-90 Cleveland at Denver Denver -3.5 (40) Denver 37 Cleveland 21 Favorite-Over
1988-89 Buffalo at Cincinnati Cincinnati -4 (40.5) Cincinnati 21 Buffalo 10 Favorite-Under
1987-88 Cleveland at Denver Denver -2.5 (44.5) Denver 38 Cleveland 33 Favorite-Over
1986-87 Denver at Cleveland Cleveland -3 (38) Denver 23 Cleveland 20 (OT) Underdog-Over
1985-86 New England at Miami Miami -5.5 New England 31 Miami 14 Underdog
1984-85 Pittsburgh at Miami Miami -9.5 Miami 45 Pittsburgh 28 Favorite
1983-84 Seattle at L.A. Raiders L.A. Raiders -7.5 L.A. Raiders 30 Seattle 14 Favorite
1982-83 N.Y. Jets at Miami Miami -2 Miami 14 N.Y. Jets 0 Favorite
1981-82 San Diego at Cincinnati Cincinnati -4.5 Cincinnati 27 San Diego 7 Favorite
1980-81 Oakland at San Diego Oakland +4 Oakland 34 San Diego 27 Underdog
1979-80 Houston at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -9.5 Pittsburgh 27 Houston 13 Favorite
1978-79 Houston at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -7 Pittsburgh 34 Houston 7 Favorite
1977-78 Oakland at Denver Denver -3.5 Denver 20 Oakland 17 Underdog
1976-77 Pittsburgh at Oakland Pittsburgh -4.5 Oakland 24 Pittsburgh 7 Underdog
1975-76 Oakland at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh -6 Pittsburgh 16 Oakland 10 Push
1974-75 Pittsburgh at Oakland Oakland -5.5 Pittsburgh 24 Oakland 13 Underdog
1973-74 Oakland at Miami Miami -6.5 Miami 27 Oakland 10 Favorite
1972-73 Miami at Pittsburgh Miami -2.5 Miami 21 Pittsburgh 17 Favorite
1971-72 Baltimore at Miami Miami -1.5 Miami 21 Baltimore 0 Favorite
1970-71 Oakland at Baltimore Oakland -1 Baltimroe 27 Oakland 17 Underdog
  
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