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AFC Championship Betting Line History

 
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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 37-13 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' has gone 18-14 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.

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
37-13 29-20-1 36-14 29-20-1 18-16

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