After yet another shocking upset road win by the Tennessee Titans and an explosive come-from-behind effort to erase an early 24-0 deficit by the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round, there remains just two AFC teams left standing in the fight to reach Super Bowl 54 in Miami next month. Can the Titans pull off a third straight upset win in as many weeks, or will the Chiefs break through to reach their first Super Bowl since the 1969 season? Let’s roll through a complete rundown of everything you need to know ahead of the AFC Championship Game, including Titans vs. Chiefs odds, game details, 2020 Super Bowl odds, betting trends, and how to wager on the matchup.
Let’s take a look at the current AFC Championship Game odds:
|Titans||+7 (-106)||+275||O 53 (-110)|
|Chiefs||-7 (-115)||-335||U 53 (-110)|
Chiefs Strongly Favored Over Titans
Let’s take a look at the Titans vs. Chiefs line.
Raise your hand if you had the Titans knocking off the Patriots and Ravens to get here. Now, raise your hand if you had the Chiefs digging themselves a stunning 24-point deficit before ripping off 41 straight points to build an unsurmountable lead on their way to the AFC title game.
Didn’t think so.
After digesting a crazy weekend of football, oddsmakers installed the Chiefs as a 7.5-point favorite over the Cinderella-story Titans. The spread has since moved to -7.
Meanwhile, the game total opened at 51 points (now 53) over at DraftKings Sportsbook.
It’s an understandable point spread, particularly given that the Chiefs rattled off a whopping 51 points after digging themselves quite the first-quarter hole against the Texans.
Here’s the bad news for the Titans. The Chiefs are a strong favorite and have home-field advantage, but the news isn’t all bad for the road team. Following an upset win in the wild card round at New England and a lights-out performance against top-seed Baltimore in the divisional round, neither of those things seem to matter–at all.
Titans vs. Chiefs Game Information
- Date: Sunday, January 19
- Time: 3:05 p.m. EST
- Location: Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
- Network: CBS
- Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
- Radio: KCFX 101.1 FM (Kansas City), WGFX 104.5 The Zone (Tennessee)
- Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 35 degrees, light winds
Titans-Chiefs Line Movement
The betting action throughout the week has dropped the opening line of Chiefs -7.5 down to -7 at some sportsbooks, including FOX Bet, as the weekend approaches. The total opened at 51 but has been since pushed up to 52.5 at most sportsbooks. A few are even showing 53 heading into the weekend.
Where is the Money Going?
Let’s take a look at the current Titans-Chiefs betting market report.
As of early Friday morning, the Chiefs are getting 63% of all spread bets but only 55% of the money at all reporting markets. Bets on the total have slanted in favor of the over with 57% of all wagers and 54% of the money on that side.
Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Odds
Note: You can check out the Super Bowl odds for all four remaining teams over at our Super Bowl 54 odds page.
The Chiefs entered the NFL Divisional Round with +350 odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but the Ravens’ stunning Saturday night loss nearly sawed that number in half by Sunday morning. Kansas City was +190 (just behind the 49ers at +170) to win the Super Bowl prior to their matchup with the Texans, so it’s no surprise that they are now the betting favorite to win it all at +135 odds.
Kansas City opened the season +850 to win the Super Bowl, but those odds peaked at +1400 in the days following Patrick Mahomes knee injury suffered against the Broncos back in mid-October. Obviously, that would have been the right time to lock in Andy Reid’s team.
Tennessee Titans Super Bowl Odds
Note: Once again, be sure to check out our full Super Bowl 54 odds page.
The Titans entered the NFL Divisional Round as a +2900 long-shot to win it all. Of course, that was before they thoroughly dominated the Ravens as a near double-digit underdog. Naturally, the Titans received a big jolt to their odds in the hours following their improbable upset win, moving to +550 before the Chiefs-Texans game. While the Titans remain a heavy underdog both in the AFC Championship Game and to win it all, they are very much a threat to win the whole thing.
The Titans were +5500 to win the Super in the days leading up to the start of the regular season. Those odds ballooned to a staggering +17000 after Tennessee’s 30-20 Week 9 loss to the Panthers, so it’s safe to say the Titans are a true underdog in every sense of the word–that’s why they’re currently priced at +700.
How to Bet on the AFC Championship Game
If you’re in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana, and West Virginia–you can bet on the AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Titans and take advantage of some outstanding promotional offers from the various legal sportsbooks.
Titans-Chiefs Prop Bets
Here are some of the top Titans-Chiefs prop bets, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Derrick Henry to Score a Touchdowns (-200)
- Derrick Henry Over/Under 109.5 Rushing Yards
- Travis Kelce Over/Under 78.5 Receiving Yards
- Ryan Tannehill Over/Under 235.5 Passing Yards
- Patrick Mahomes Over/Under 302.5 Passing Yards
Titans vs. Chiefs Betting Trends
Note: All trends go back to the 2003 season.
Here are some early betting trends on the Titans vs. Chiefs AFC Championship matchup:
- Home teams are 17-15 ATS in the championship round, while home favorites are 14-12 ATS.
- No. 2 seeds are 10-11 ATS in conference championship games. They are 3-5 ATS at home and 3-4 ATS as home favorites.
- Teams that win in the divisional round by 15+ points are 7-4 ATS in conference championships. They’re 3-0 ATS when they win by 15+ points as an underdog.