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NFL picks against the spread for the conference championship games

Jan 16, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Home favorites tend to dominate in the NFL's conference championship round, especially those favored by seven points or more, but they don't fare nearly as well against the point spread. Since 1990, when the postseason was expanded to include 12 teams, home favorites giving seven or more points are just 10-14 against the spread in conference title games. Such favorites are just 3-6 against the spread since 2002, when the league expanded to 32 teams.

This year's conference title games featu...