- The Eagles enter the weekend at +300 odds to be the lowest scoring team.
- Bengals/Chiefs is the big favorite to be the highest scoring game at -150 odds.
- The Eagles and Jalen Hurts struggle against great defenses while the Chiefs and Bengals have a high-scoring history.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Legal sports betting sites have come out with many weekly specials leading up to the conference championships featuring the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles vs the San Francisco 49ers.
A couple of these include individual pass/rush/receiving stat leaders, highest/lowest scoring game or team, and an overall total of 93.5 points during the entire weekend.
Bengals Vs Chiefs is a No-Brainer Highest Scoring Game
Opening at -150 odds at legal sportsbook sites, the Bengals and Chiefs are favored to be the highest scoring game of the weekend over 49ers and Eagles (+110). Given the track record of each team, it seems almost nonsensical to not take the odds-on-favorites here.
In two total games featuring Joe Burrow vs Patrick Mahomes, the game totals reached 51 and 65. For reference, the highest scoring total on divisional weekend was 45 points.
While the Bengals do sport a top five scoring defense, the Chiefs are a meager 15 in the league. Contrast this with the 49ers vs Eagles game where the teams are ranked first and sixth in points per game allowed.
To add on, both Burrow and Mahomes are quite experienced in the playoffs with six and 12 games respectively. Meanwhile, both Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy are making their first conference championship starts, the latter still in his rookie year.
With high-powered offenses and a high-scoring track record, -150 odds for the Chiefs/Bengals game to be higher scoring than 49ers vs Eagles feels like a great value despite the odds favoring them by a good margin.
Hurts and Eagles Struggle Vs Top Defenses
With NFL sportsbooks listing the Eagles with the second lowest odds to be the lowest scoring team of the weekend (+300), some bettors may question if it is worth playing such long odds. However, a look back through the season may reveal that this is good value that NFL aficionados can capitalize on.
When facing off against top 10 defenses this year, the Eagles averaged just 23.2 points per game, a good chunk lower than their season average of 28.6 points per game. The 49ers aren’t just a top 10 scoring defense either, they are number one at a miniscule 16.4 points allowed.
The 49ers defense has also been incredibly stout against the run, being first or second in both rush yards allowed per game and yards per carry – a trend that bodes negatively for the run-centric Eagles and one that could offer bettors with big cash opportunities at +300 odds for the Eagles to be the lowest scorer of the weekend.
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Jeremias is a current Florida State University student majoring in Editing, Writing and Media as well as Media/Communication studies. Primarily focused on the NFL, NBA, and NHL, Jeremias has a passion for sports statistics research that helps bettors find the blind spots in sportsbooks.