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 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.
The 2021 finale will take place at Raymond James Stadium from Tampa, Florida on Feb. 7, 2021.
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 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.
AFC Championship Betting Results
In the first 51 games of the AFC Championship, favorites have gone 38-13 straight up and 30-20-1 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.
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
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.