Postseason Spreads: The Ones Before the Big One
Updated: Jan 29
Welcome back to Postseason Spreads! Two weeks before the game of all games, we've got two AMAZING matchups in both the NFC and AFC Title Games. Let's see where Will Tondo and I are laying our cash before some great players head to the big game, and others head to Vegas to play flag football.
Basel's Playoff Picks 2022: 9-2 (5-0 ML, 3-2 ATS, 1-1 Props)
Tondo's Playoff Picks 2022: 7-6 (3-2 ML, 3-2 ATS, 1-2 Props)
Tondo's Conference Championship Picks-San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts O 0.5 interceptions (-105)
An unstoppable force meets an immovable object. What a matchup we have in the NFC. Potential MVP quarterback verse the best Mr. Irrelevant player in the history of the league. Top tier offenses, juggernaut defenses, the talent level on both of these teams are tremendous.
Does Brock Purdy's luck run out? Who's to say? Can Jalen Hurts get it done in the bright lights? Again... who's to say. I don't know if I am betting out of my heart because Philly spanked my Giants, but I truly believe the 49ers cannot be stopped right now. What sticks to me is their defense, which led the league in scoring and total defense, they also had a league-high 20 interceptions. If there is a squad that can stop Hurts, it's Bosa and company.
Basel's Conference Championship Picks-Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Isaiah Pacheco O 11.5 Rushing Attempts
While Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury may not be enough to completely derail this game for Kansas City, it takes a lot of plays out of today's repertoire. Expect a lot less option plays, and a lot less success should the pocket collapse and force Mahomes to scramble. For all you prop bettors out there, that should be a positive sign to lay some cash on the rest of KC's backfield, as guys like Isaiah Pacheco should see a lot more touches today.
Even without Patrick Mahomes running the ball, his arm should be as healthy as ever, and guys like Travis Kelce and Juju Smith-Schuster should have no problem dealing with some increased production. However, there is just something about Joe Chill lately that makes me want to lean Bengals here. The manner in which Cincy has been able to get to this round is remarkable, and who am I to bet against momentum like theirs? Look for them to be very efficient in the red zone today.