Prop Bets For NFL Conference Championships – Is There Money In It?

January 18, 2018
NFL conference championship logos

Novice bettors typically stick to the point spread bets when it comes to NFL games, and it is easy to see why. Picking the favored team to win by ‘x’ amount of points is usually always a lock. There are also moneyline and total bets, which create a somewhat neutral betting environment. However, many enthusiasts in legal online betting understand that real money also lies in prop bets. The popularity of prop bets for NFL betting lines has expanded exponentially. For those who don’t know, prop bets are based on an individual occurrence or nonoccurrence, such as a certain player scoring, how they score, etc. There are several prop bets to be made on the respective NFL Playoffs Conference Championship covers. This article covers some of the popular ones below.

The AFC Championship is between the defending champions, the New England Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Most sportsbooks have the Patriots winning on a 9-point spread. The total betting line stands at 46 points, meaning they expect this game to be a shootout (or a blowout). We’ve compiled some of the most interesting prop bets for this game below:

Alternate Lines

Total Points – Over/Under – New England Patriots

Over 28 ½ (-125), Under 28 ½ (-105)

 

Total Points – Over/Under – Jacksonville Jaguars

Over 18 ½ (-125), Under 18 ½ (-105)

 

Total Points – New England Patriots – First Half

Over -1H +14 ½ (-135), Under -1H +14 ½ (+105)

 

Total Points – Jacksonville Jaguars – First Half

Over -1H +9 (-135), Under -1H +9 (+105)

 

Score Props

First Half Winning Margin

Tie +950

Jaguars by 1-3 points (+1000)

Jaguars by 4-6 points (+1000)

Jaguars by 7-9 points (+1200)

Jaguars by 10-12 points (+2000)

Jaguars by 13 or more points (+1600)

Patriots by 1-3 points (+700)

Patriots by 4-6 points (+750)

Patriots by 7-9 points (+550)

Patriots by 10-12 points (+700)

Patriots by 13 or more points (+215)

 

Margin of Victory

Jaguars by 1-6 points (+600)

Jaguars by 7-12 points (+1200)

Jaguars by 13-18 points (+2200)

Jaguars by 19-24 points (+4400)

Jaguars by 25-30 points (+8000)

Jaguars by 31-36 points (+10000)

Jaguars by 37-42 points (+10000)

Jaguars by 43+ points (+10000)

Patriots by 1-6 points (+350)

Patriots by 7-12 points (+350)

Patriots by 13-18 points (+400)

Patriots by 19-24 points (+600)

Patriots by 25-30 points (+1100)

Patriots by 31-36 points (+2000)

Patriots by 37-42 points (+3300)

Patriots by 43+ points (+4400)

 

Odd/Even Point Totals

Even (+105)

Odd (-140)

 

Highest Scoring Quarter – Regulation Time

First Quarter (+575)

Second Quarter (+160)

Third Quarter (+475)

Fourth Quarter (+195)

2 or more quarters to have equal highest score (+500)

 

Touchdown and Field Goal Props

Total Touchdowns

Over 5 (-145), Under 5 (+115)

 

Total Touchdowns – Jaguars

Over 2 (-125), Under 2 (-105)

 

Total Touchdowns – Patriots

Over 3 ½ (-105), Under 3 ½ (-125)

 

Longest Touchdown Yardage in Game

Over 40 ½ (-115), Under 40 ½ (-115)

 

Team to Score Longest Touchdown in the Game

Jaguars (+150), Patriots (-180)

 

Total Successful Field Goals

Over 3 ½ (-115), Under 3 ½ (-115)

 

Total Successful Field Goals – Jaguars

Over 1 ½ (+105), Under 1 ½ (-135)

 

Total Successful Field Goals – Patriots

Over 2 (-140), Under 2 (+110)

 

Defense/Special Teams Props 

Will a Special Teams or Defensive TD be Scored?

Yes (+200), No (-260)

 

Game Props

Team to Score First in the Game

Jaguars (+150), Patriots (-180)

 

Team to Score Last in the Game

Jaguars (+125), Patriots (-155)

 

Score in the First 7m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (-165), No (+135)

 

Score in the First 6m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (-105), No (-125)

 

Score in the First 5m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (+145), No (-175)

 

Will Either Team Score 3 Unanswered Times in this Game?

Yes (-250), No (+195)

 

Team to Record Most First Downs

Jaguars +5 (-115), Patriots -5 (-115)

The NFC Championship sees the Minnesota Vikings take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings are projected to win on a 3 ½ point spread. This game is expected to be much closer than the AFC Championship, but it will certainly have its fair share of betting action. You can find the same prop betting lines as the AFC Championship, though the odds differ.

 

 Score Props

First Half Winning Margin

Tie +650

Vikings by 1-3 points (+650)

Vikings by 4-6 points (+750)

Vikings by 7-9 points (+550)

Vikings by 10-12 points (+850)

Vikings by 13 or more points (+400)

Eagles by 1-3 points (+800)

Eagles by 4-6 points (+950)

Eagles by 7-9 points (+900)

Eagles by 10-12 points (+1400)

Eagles by 13 or more points (+1100)

 

Margin of Victory

Vikings by 1-6 points (+250)

Vikings by 7-12 points (+425)

Vikings by 13-18 points (+600)

Vikings by 19-24 points (+1000)

Vikings by 25-30 points (+2000)

Vikings by 31-36 points (+4000)

Vikings by 37-42 points (+6000)

Vikings by 43+ points (+10000)

Eagles by 1-6 points (+375)

Eagles by 7-12 points (+650)

Eagles by 13-18 points (+1400)

Eagles by 19-24 points (+2800)

Eagles by 25-30 points (+5000)

Eagles by 31-36 points (+8000)

Eagles by 37-42 points (+10000)

Eagles by 43+ points (+10000)

 

Odd/Even Point Totals

Even (+115)

Odd (-150)

 

Highest Scoring Quarter – Regulation Time

First Quarter (+600)

Second Quarter (+165)

Third Quarter (+475)

Fourth Quarter (+195)

2 or more quarters to have equal highest score (+450)

 

Touchdown and Field Goal Props

Total Touchdowns

Over 4 (-135), Under 4 (+105)

 

Total Touchdowns – Vikings

Over 2 ½ (EVEN), Under 2 ½ (-130)

 

Total Touchdowns – Eagles

Over 1 ½ (-165), Under 1 ½ (+135)

 

Longest Touchdown Yardage in Game

Over 35 ½ (-115), Under 40 ½ (-115)

 

Team to Score Longest Touchdown in the Game

Vikings (-145), Eagles (+115)

 

Total Successful Field Goals

Over 3 ½ (-110), Under 3 ½ (-120)

 

Total Successful Field Goals – Vikings

Over 2 (-125), Under 2 (-105)

 

Total Successful Field Goals – Eagles

Over 1 ½ (-110), Under 1 ½ (-120)

 

Defense/Special Teams Props

Will a Special Teams or Defensive TD be Scored?

Yes (+195), No (-250)

 

Game Props

Team to Score First in the Game

Vikings (-135), Eagles (+105)

 

Team to Score Last in the Game

Vikings (-125), Eagles (-105)

 

Score in the First 7m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (-115), No (-115)

 

Score in the First 6m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (+120), No (-150)

 

Score in the First 5m30s of 1st Quarter

Yes (+170), No (-210)

 

Will Either Team Score 3 Unanswered Times in this Game?

Yes (-160), No (+130)

 

Team to Record Most First Downs

Minnesota -2 (-115), Eagles +2 (-115)

As you can see, prop bets are variants of existing betting lines in most cases. They tend to get more specific in nature, but with more specificity comes more money.  Be sure to get your bets in before this Sunday, January 21, at 3:05 pm EST for the AFC game and 6:40 pm EST for the NFC Championship. You will also find an entire range of prop bets designed for betting on the Super Bowl.