A single touchdown on NFL Championship Sunday is worth $200 at BetMGM Virginia.
On the AFC side of the bracket, the Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) will square off against the Kansas City Chiefs (12-5). In the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers (10-7) will take on the Los Angeles Rams (12-5).
The winner of each game will earn a spot in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, home of the Rams.
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Bet $10 on NFL Championship Sunday, get $200
If you are new to the BetMGM platform, a simple $10 wager will award an extra $200 in free play if any of the four teams score a touchdown.
Simply make an account at one of the most popular VA sportsbooks, and then bet at least $10 on the moneyline of either game. If anyone gets into the endzone, your account will be credited with two separate $100 free bets. However, by choosing this promo, you will be ineligible for any of the other signup offers on the site.
How likely are you to cash in on the free play?
There hasn’t been an NFL playoff game in history in which both teams failed to score a touchdown. Let alone two games on the same day.
Additionally, the games feature several talented offensive players. Therefore, it becomes even less likely that both games would be won solely off the foot of the team’s kicker.
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the top-ranked offenses in the league. The Rams and 49ers also fall in the top 10, while the Bengals are in the top half of the NFL.
A look at moneyline odds
- Sunday, 3:05 p.m. (CBS): No. 4 Bengals (+275) at No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs (-375)
- Sunday, 6:40 p.m. (FOX): No. 6 San Francisco 49ers (+145) at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams (-175)
In any playoff game, sports bettors tend to focus on the man under center. Patrick Mahomes is trying to lead the Chiefs to a third straight Super Bowl appearance, and it’s a league-wide consensus that he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
However, the Bengals have one of the top young QBs in the game in Joe Burrow. They also have quite a bit of momentum themselves.
In just his second season in the league, Burrow threw for 34 touchdowns, ran for two more and completed more than 70% of his passes. He helped snap Cincinnati’s 32-year streak without a playoff victory by leading his team to victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in the first round. He then threw for 348 yards last week to help knock off the top-ranked Tennessee Titans.
Jimmy Garoppolo is trying to take the San Francisco 49ers to their second Super Bowl in the past three years. Garoppolo was at the helm in 2020 when his 49ers fell 31-20 to a Mahomes-led Chiefs team.
He’s still looking for his first Super Bowl victory as a starter, but already has two rings serving as a backup for Tom Brady in New England.
NFL veteran Matt Stafford is in his first season as the Rams quarterback and is just one win away from his first Super Bowl appearance. Stafford was always considered one of the best pure passers in the league, but he spent most of his career with the lowly Detroit Lions.
Which team would I pick?
Here’s a disclaimer: I’m not a professional sports bettor, and this is not financial advice. That being said, it’s hard to look at the odds of the Chiefs-Bengals matchup and not want to take the flier on Cincinnati on NFL Championship Sunday.
Sure, you’re betting against the 2018 MVP and the 2019 Super Bowl MVP in Mahomes, who has plenty of weapons at his disposal. Additionally, the Kansas City defense is no pushover.
However, how can I pass up on Joe Burrow when the book is laying you nearly 3-1? I’d prefer to bet on Burrow with an opportunity to turn $10 into $27.50 rather than laying BetMGM odds.
Furthermore, I think the NFC Championship is too close to call, which makes me prefer betting on the other game.
Finally, my boss is a Bengals fan. I’d just rather bet his side and hope we both end up in a good mood Sunday afternoon. [Editor’s note: Good call, kid.]
And if I’m wrong, I just need a single touchdown in either game to erase that mistake.