The Road To MetLife Stadium has taken us to conference championship weekend, with the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday that will finally determine the matchup for Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium on February 2. The Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon, while the San Francisco 49ers will hit the road once again to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. While the Broncos and Seahawks are currently listed as the favorites, the latest betting lines and prop bets go far beyond the point spread.
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You can bet on far more than just which team will win and whether or not they will cover the point spread. As of today, Denver is a -5 point favorite over New England with an Over/Under set at 56.5, while Seattle is listed as a -3.5 point favorite over San Francisco with an Over/Under at 39.5 points. Clearly, oddsmakers like the home teams to win, with the AFC Championship Game a likely shoot-out with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady at the helms, while the NFC Championship Game is more likely to be a defensive struggle.
But, you can go past the spreads and Over/Under lines. You can bet the player to score first in each game, with Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno and LeGarrette Blount as the favorites in the AFC title game, with Marshawn Lynch as the heavy favorite in the NFC title contest. You can bet on how many total touchdowns will be scored by Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson, or which team will record the turnover. Truth be told, if you can think of a scenario in either game, you can likely throw down a bet on whether or not it will happen.
If you are looking for which team may have a greater edge, make sure to check out Stats.com. If the temperatures dip below 40 degrees on Sunday, Stats.com will tell you why we may very well be watching the Patriots face the 49ers in MetLife Stadium in Super Bowl XLVIII. Of course, the Broncos and Seahawks may have something to say in that matter, regardless of how low the temperatures dip.
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