Might Sunday’s convention title video games find yourself with the closest mixed strains in trendy NFL historical past?
As of Wednesday at BetMGM, the San Francisco 49ers are 2.5-point underdogs on the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals are 1-point street favorites on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals briefly ticked as much as 2.5-point favorites on Tuesday after opening as underdogs, however the line went again a degree in Kansas Metropolis’s favor Tuesday night time and has bounced between 1.5 factors and a degree all through the day Wednesday.
The shut strains observe with the Tremendous Bowl odds for every group. The Bengals and Eagles are at the moment the co-favorites at +240 whereas the Chiefs are at +300 and the 49ers are at +350.
If the mixed strains maintain at 3.5 factors, Sunday’s video games can have the bottom mixed spreads ever for a set of title video games courting again to the 1970 season. The earlier low is 4 factors in January of 1983 when the Dallas Cowboys closed as 2-point favorites at Washington whereas the Miami Dolphins had been 2-point favorites at house towards the New York Jets. Each Washington and the Dolphins received to advance to a Tremendous Bowl the place Washington was victorious.
And even when Sunday’s spreads transfer as much as 4.5 factors mixed, the video games will nonetheless be the second-closest forward of kickoff. In January of 1998, the spreads for the 2 convention championships had been at 5 factors whole. Each the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos had been 2.5-point favorites and coated the unfold. The title video games after the 1980 season additionally had a mixed unfold of 5 factors. The Eagles had been 1-point underdogs at house to the Dallas Cowboys whereas the Oakland Raiders had been 4-point underdogs on the San Diego Chargers.
As you possibly can think about, it’s extraordinarily uncommon for each video games to have strains of a discipline purpose or much less. If the strains for each video games every keep at fewer than three factors, it’ll be simply the seventh time prior to now 52 seasons that every sport is inside a discipline purpose forward of kickoff.
Listed below are the earlier six occasions when that’s occurred together with in January of 2019 when the Saints and Chiefs had been every 3-point favorites at house and misplaced.
Inexperienced Bay Packers (-2.5) 23, San Francisco 49ers 10
Denver Broncos (-2.5) 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Dallas Cowboys (-3) 38, San Francisco 49ers 21
Buffalo Bills (-3) 30, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 13
Washington (+2) 31, Dallas Cowboys 17
Miami Dolphins (-2) 14, New York Jets 0
Washington (-3) 26, Dallas Cowboys 3
Miami Dolphins (-2.5) 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 17