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Favorites Chiefs, 49ers the safe bets to reach Super Bowl

Field Level Media
19 Jan 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

If the oddsmakers are correct, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will soon be celebrating victories that sent them to Super Bowl LIV.

But there are 120 minutes -- or more -- of football action on Sunday that will formally decide the Feb. 2 matchup in Miami.

According to FanDuel, both teams are 7.5-point favorites to win their respective games -- Kansas City against the visiting Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game and host San Francisco versus the Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game.

The over-under for the AFC contest is 52.5, and it stands at 46.5 for the NFC game.

Kansas City remains the Super Bowl favorite at 130. San Francisco is at 155, Green Bay is 700 and Tennessee is 750.

The Titans are threats to upset Kansas City due to running back Derrick Henry's terrific postseason performances. Henry set a franchise-playoff-record with 182 rushing yards in a win over the New England Patriots in the wild-card round, and broke the mark a week later with 195 in a big upset of the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round.

What type of performance Henry has against the Chiefs is among the many prop bets offered by FanDuel. Henry is 400 to rush for 150 yards and score two touchdowns against Kansas City.

In the regular season, Henry rushed for 188 yards and two scores in a 35-32 victory over Kansas City on Nov. 10.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is -110 to throw three touchdown passes, and 195 to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns. The over-under on Mahomes' passing yardage is 310.5, while it sits at 230.5 for Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Mahomes passed for 446 yards and three touchdowns against the Titans in November. Tannehill threw for 181 yards and two scores.

In the NFC title game, Jimmy Garoppolo is 240 to throw three touchdown passes and his over-under on passing yardage is 246.5.

Aaron Rodgers, who struggled badly against San Francisco in a 37-8 loss on Nov. 24, is 1600 to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Rodgers' yardage over-under is set at 238.5.

Rodgers passed for a season-low 104 yards in the first meeting with the 49ers. He threw one touchdown pass.

Garoppolo passed for 253 yards and two scores.

--Field Level Media

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