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Lorenzo's Locks: Conference Championship Games

USA TODAY Sports reporter Lorenzo Reyes offers his three favorite picks of the weekend


Starting with the AFC Title Game, Kansas City is coming off a wild finish against Buffalo and just narrowly won to advance. Lorenzo sees the possibility of the Chiefs falling to an early deficit as they rebound from last week's win. Cincinnati on the other hand, is coming into the game on an extra days rest. The Bengals are 6-0 against the spread in their last six and 5-1 against the spread this season when listed as road underdogs. Lorenzo likes the Chiefs on the moneyline, but the Bengals to cover the spread.

Because both of the these offensives are so explosive, and how quickly both teams can find the end zone, Lorenzo expects a high scoring game when Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes square off. Lorenzo likes the OVER in the AFC Championship game.

In the NFC Title Game, two head coaches who know each-other's coaching styles very well and who play in the same division, will face off for the third time this season. The 49ers beat the Rams twice in the regular season and are the hottest team still standing. It also is very hard to beat a team three times in a season. Jimmy Garappolo needs to avoid crucial mistakes and manage the game. Lorenzo likes the Rams on the moneyline, but the 49ers to cover the spread.


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