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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING LINE HISTORY

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 14 teams, seven from the NFC and seven from the American Football Conference (AFC). The winner of those NFC and AFC Championship games will meet in the Super Bowl, which is played a neutral venue every season.

HOMEFIELD EDGE IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

Since the AFC Championship began in 1970, home teams have posted a 36-15 record in the title game.

In the last 10 years, hosts have gone 7-3 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
  • Houston Texans

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING RESULTS

In the first 52 games of the AFC Championship, favorites have gone 38-14 straight up and 30-21-1 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' has gone 19-16 in the title game. Over the last nine seasons, the 'under' is on a 6-4 run in this conference title game but Kansas City has helped the 'over' go 3-0 the past three years.

There have been seven totals in AFC Championship betting history that have closed at 50 points or higher and the 'over' has gone 4-3 in those games.

OVERALL AFC CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING RESULTS

  • Favorite-Underdog (F-D)
  • Home-Away (H-A)
  • Straight Up (SU)
  • Against the Spread (ATS)
  • Over-Under (OU)

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING HISTORY

F-D (SU)F-D (ATS)H-A (SU)H-A (ATS)OU
38-1430-21-137-1530-21-119-17

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP LINE HISTORY

The AFC Championship betting history covers the first 51 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 (1970-2020)

YearMatchupATS Result
2021-22Cincinnati 27 (+7) at Kansas City 24 (OT)Underdog-Under (54.5)
2020-21Buffalo 24 at Kanas City (-3) 38Favorite-Over (55)
2019-20Tennessee 24 at Kansas City (-7) 35Favorite-Over (51.5)
2018-19New England (+3) 37 at Kansas City 31 (OT)Underdog-Over (56.5)
2017-18Jacksonville 20 at New England (-7.5) 24Underdog-Under (46)
2016-17Pittsburgh 17 at New England (-5.5) 36Favorite-Over (50.5)
2015-16New England 18 at Denver (+3) 20Underdog-Under (45)
2014-15Indianapolis 7 at New England (-7) 45Favorite-Under (52.5)
2013-14New England 16 at Denver (-5) 26Favorite-Under (57)
2012-13Baltimore (+8) 28 at New England 13Underdog-Under (49.5)
2011-12Baltimore 20 at New England (-7) 23Underdog-Under (49)
2010-11N.Y. Jets 19 at Pittsburgh (-4) 24Favorite-Over (38)
2009-10N.Y. Jets 17 at Indianapolis (-8) 30Favorite-Over (40)
2008-09Baltimore 14 at Pittsburgh (-6) 23Favorite-Over (35)
2007-08San Diego 12 at New England (-14) 21Underdog-Under (48)
2006-07New England 34 at Indianapolis (-3.5) 38Favorite-Over (47)
2005-06Pittsburgh (+3) 34 at Denver 17Underdog-Over (41)
2004-05New England (-3) 41 at Pittsburgh 27Favorite-Over (35)
2003-04Indianapolis 14 at New England (-3) 43Favorite-Over (43)
2002-03Tennessee 24 at Oakland (-8) 41Favorite-Over (47)
2001-02New England (+10) 24 at Pittsburgh 17Underdog-Over (37)
2000-01Baltimore (+6) 16 at Oakland 3Underdog-Under (36.5)
1999-00Tennessee (+7) 33 at Jacksonville 14Underdog-Over (40.5)
1998-99N.Y. Jets 10 at Denver (-9) 23Favorite-Under (51.5)
1997-98Denver (-2.5) 24 at Pittsburgh 21Favorite-Over (41)
1996-97Jacksonville 6 at New England (-7) 20Favorite-Under (44)
1995-96Indianapolis 16 at Pittsburgh (-12) 20Underdog-Under (41)
1994-95San Diego (+9) 17 at Pittsburgh 13Underdog-Under (35)
1993-94Kansas City 13 at Buffalo (-3) 30Favorite-Under (38)
1992-93Buffalo (-2) 29 at Miami 10Favorite-Under (41)
1991-92Denver 7 at Buffalo (-11) 10Underdog-Under (45)
1990-91L.A. Raiders 3 at Buffalo (-7) 51Favorite-Over (37)
1989-90Cleveland 21 at Denver (-3.5) 37Favorite-Over (40)
1988-89Buffalo 10 at Cincinnati (-4) 21Favorite-Under (40.5)
1987-88Cleveland 33 at Denver (-2.5) 38Favorite-Over (44.5)
1986-87Denver (+3) 23 at Cleveland 20 (OT)Underdog-Over (38)
1985-86New England 14 at Miami (-5.5) 31Underdog
1984-85Pittsburgh 28 at Miami (-9.5) 45Favorite
1983-84Seattle 14 at L.A. Raiders (-7.5) 30Favorite
1982-83N.Y. Jets 0 at Miami (-2) 14Favorite
1981-82San Diego 7 at Cincinnati (-4.5) 27Favorite
1980-81Oakland (+4) 34 at San Diego 27Underdog
1979-80Houston 13 at Pittsburgh (-9.5) 27Favorite
1978-79Houston 7 at Pittsburgh (-7) 34Favorite
1977-78Oakland 17 at Denver (-3.5) 20Underdog
1976-77Pittsburgh 7 at Oakland (+4.5) 24Underdog
1975-76Oakland 10 at Pittsburgh (-6) 16Push
1974-75Pittsburgh (+5.5) 24 at Oakland 13Underdog
1973-74Oakland 10 at Miami (-6.5) 27Favorite
1972-73Miami (-2.5) 21 at Pittsburgh 17Favorite
1971-72Baltimore 0 at Miami (-1.5) 21Favorite
1970-71Oakland 17 at Baltimore (+1) 27Underdog

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