The AFC Championship Game is set and we're in for a doozy!
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs with a Super Bowl berth on the line.
The Ravens had a first half scare against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round, but scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to run away with a 34-10 victory. Meanwhile, the Chiefs blew out the Dolphins in the Wild Card Round and then snuck by the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round.
This will be the sixth-straight AFC Championship Game for the Chiefs, who are also the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Ravens covered the spread as 9.5-point favorites against the Texans and the Chiefs covered in both games, including winning outright as 2.5-point underdogs to the Bills.
Let's take a look at where oddsmakers are setting the opening line for what should be an all-time classic championship game
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Chiefs vs. Ravens opening odds, spread, and total
Ravens open as field goal favorites
The Ravens originally opened as 3-point favorites but the line almost immediately moved half a point to Ravens -3.5. We'll monitor the odds throughout the week. Expect a least a little bit more movement before the games kick off on Sunday.
At -162 moneyline odds, the Ravens are being given an implied probability of 61.83% of winning the AFC Championship and advancing to the Super Bowl.
The Ravens were 6-3 at home this season and did not face the Chiefs. The last time these two teams faced was in Week 2 of the 2021 season when the Ravens squeaked out a 36-35 victory behind 12 fourth-quarter points by Baltimore.
The last time these two teams faced each other in the playoffs was in the Wild Card Round on January 9, 2011. Joe Flacco and the Ravens beat Matt Cassel the Chiefs by a final score of 30-7.
Odds to win Super Bowl 58
As has been the case for the entire second half of the season, the 49ers and Ravens still top the odds to win the Super Bowl. The 49ers have slightly better odds than the Ravens, but that makes sense given San Francisco has the easier matchup in the NFC Championship being set as touchdown favorites against the Lions.
If the Ravens and 49ers meet in the Super Bowl, it'' be a rematch of Super Bowl 47 which saw the Ravens snag the 34-31 win in a thrilling finish.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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