- Over 26.5 total points scored in the first half has +150 odds.
- An alternate total for over 50.5 points is +130.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Arrowhead Stadium will host a Chiefs vs Bengals AFC Championship for the second year in a row. This time, the Chiefs are underdogs and expected to be less dangerous on offense due to Patrick Mahomes’ injury.
Bettors can profit through betting on alternate lines for the total points scored in the first half and the end of the game.
First Half Total Points
These teams combining for over 26.5 points (+150) in the first half has been done in two of their last three matchups. In those three games, they have combined for 24, 31, and 45 points in the first half.
This 33.3-point average total at halftime brings great value for an alternate first half total. NFL betting sites have these alternate lines with great odds, such as over 26.5 at +150 odds. Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes’ fourth duel will be for an AFC Championship, a spot in which they combined for 31 total points in the first half last year.
This season, the Kansas City Chiefs have the second highest first half scoring average at 15.7. The Bengals are fifth in the NFL with 14.4 first half points per game. Both defenses are right around league average, allowing 11 first half points to opponents this season.
The current total on NFL sportsbooks is 47.0 with -110 odds for over and under.
Using game history as an alternate betting guide, an alternate total of 50.5 is favorable, providing +130 odds for the over and -170 odds for the under. This total has gone over in each of the last three Chiefs and Bengals matchups.
The Chiefs average 29.2 points per game this season and have been held under 20 points on one occasion this season. The Bengals are averaging 28.3 points across their current 10 game win streak.
Touchdowns should be abundant in the Chiefs and Bengals AFC Championship rematch on Sunday night. Alternate betting lines allow bettors to get better odds on a favorable over for the first half and total points scored in the game.
Total Points – First Half Over 26.5 +150
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