NFL Conference Championship Games - 1980 to 2022

by Al McMordie

The 2023 NFL Conference Championship Round is this weekend.  And it's an intriguing set of games, as all four teams have a legitimate chance to win the Super Bowl.  Let's take a look at how this round of the NFL playoffs has gone -- from a point spread perspective -- since 1980.

Home teams:  46-38 ATS

Away teams:  38-46 ATS

Favorites:  45-38 ATS

Underdogs:  38-45 ATS

Home underdogs:  7-6 ATS

Home favorites:  39-31 ATS

Road favorites:  6-7 ATS

Road underdogs:  31-39 ATS

Double-digit underdogs 8-3 ATS

Double-digit favorites 3-8 ATS

Teams off an ATS loss (vs. teams off an ATS win):  16-12 ATS

Teams off back-to-back wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back wins):  18-10 ATS

Teams off upset wins (vs. foes not off an upset win):  18-20 ATS

Teams off back-to-back SU/ATS wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back SU/ATS wins):  18-20 ATS

Teams off back-to-back ATS losses (vs. foes not off back-to-back ATS losses): 6-6 ATS

Revenge-minded teams that lost to their opponent earlier in the season:  24-34 ATS

Teams that made playoffs the previous season (vs. foes that did not):  21-21 ATS

Teams with a better W/L record:  41-33 ATS

Teams that scored 35 (or more) points in their previous game (vs. foes that did not):  13-21 ATS

Overs:  44-37-3

Unders:  37-44-3

Good luck, as always,
Al McMordie

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