2024 NFL Conference Championship Odds and Lookahead Lines: Two Bets to Make This Weekend

Get a jump on NFL Conference Championship Game odds & lookahead lines, along with bets to place for both games before lines begin to move for next week. Find updated NFL Conference Championship Round below.

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2024 NFL Conference Championship Weekend Betting Picks

The race for the Lombardi Trophy is down to four teams, as the Chiefs, Ravens, 49ers, and Lions pursue a championship. Let’s take an early look at conference championship odds and look at which bets are worth locking in as soon as possible.

Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) vs. Kansas City Chiefs

While this line likely won’t see major movement because the Chiefs will have plenty of believers regardless of the circumstances, it smells of a let down spot for them going from playing the depleted Bills defense to the healthy Ravens defense.

The Chiefs’ typically stout defense showed major signs of weakness against the run, which is an obvious cause for concern against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Mike Macdonald has consistently drawn up terrific gameplans against opposing offenses all season, so it makes sense to trust Baltimore’s defense much more than Buffalo’s against a Chiefs offense that might be overplaying its hand after a rocky regular season.

The Ravens have looked like the best team in football for several weeks, even dismantling the 49ers on the road last month, and they can win this game by more than a handful of points if they play with the same amount of confidence they have this season.

A potentially serious pectoral injury to Joe Thuney, who would be matched up with Justin Madubuike, could also lessen confidence in the Chiefs if his status is cemented as out.

Detroit Lions (+7) vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Lions are rightfully underdogs in San Francisco, but the Packers – even with a defense that struggled late in the season – showed there is a path to slowing down the 49ers, especially if Deebo Samuel is out.

Just one play on a questionable pass by Brock Purdy — such as Darnell Savage turning his drop into a pick-six — could have swung the game in a much different direction. Can a Lions defense that has its share of ballhawks with C.J. Gardner-Johnson back in the fold actually force turnovers? Every team that beat Purdy this season had at least 22 takeaways during the year. The Lions had 23, and one or two turnovers could at least keep Detroit in the game as an underdog.

It’s also worth watching whether the Lions can create a mismatch with 49ers CB Ambry Thomas, who was a vulnerability for San Francisco in the divisional round.

The value is on the Lions as long as this line sits at a touchdown, and a deeper breakdown of how pedestrian Purdy looked against Green Bay could give the Lions some line movement momentum during the week.

Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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