Chiefs vs. Bills, AFC Prize Awaits – January 21

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The Kansas City Chiefs will play at the Buffalo Bills today in the final AFC divisional round playoff round game. The winner will advance to the AFC championship game next Sunday to play the Baltimore Ravens. Today’s game marks the sixth time that the Bills and Chiefs have met in the playoffs. The Chiefs are 3-2 so far.

Before the Chiefs play the Bills today, Tampa Bay will play the Lions in Detroit. That game starts at 3:00 p.m. ET. Kansas City has been to the last six straight AFC championship games. The Chiefs face a tough road today. In their last 11 road playoff games, Kansas City is just 2-9 SU. The Chiefs did prove last week that they can play, and play well, in a cold weather environment. It will be nothing like last week in Buffalo, but game time temperatures will be in the low 20s.

Chiefs the Underdog Today

The Chiefs beat Miami 26-7 last week in the wild card round. Temperatures for last week’s game were in the single digits with wind chills taking that well below zero. Kansas City proved up to the task and its defense held the NFL’s top-scoring offense to just a touchdown. The Chiefs will need their defense to do the same today. Buffalo ranks sixth in the NFL in scoring averaging 26.5 points per game. 

The Bills have won six straight now. The winning streak started with a 20-17 win over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium back on Dec. 10. While the Chiefs rank second in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), the Bills are fourth (18.3). Buffalo’s defense allowed fewer than 300 total yards in four of the team’s last six games. 

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QB Josh Allen leads the Bills against the Chiefs today

Buffalo has also been outstanding at home in the postseason. Going back to 1988, the Bills are 14-2 SU at home in the playoffs. Don’t forget, it was the Chiefs that eliminated the Bills from the postseason in two of the past three seasons. Plus, Kansas City has won and covered in two of its last three visits to Buffalo.

Chiefs-Bills Isn’t the Only Game Today

As mentioned, the Detroit Lions will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the early NFC divisional round playoff game today. The Lions are a six-point favorite over the Bucs. The last five times Detroit hosted Tampa Bay, the Lions are 1-4 SU and ATS. However, the 2023 Lions are not the Lions of old.

Detroit is 15-5 SU and 14-6 ATS over its last 20 games. Head coach Dan Campbell has built a winner. Last week, the Lions won their first playoff game since 1991. Detroit beat the Los Angelels Rams 24-23. QB Jared Goff went 22-of-27 for 277 yards and a touchdown. The Lions failed to cover as 3-point favorites, but they are still 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games. Detroit is 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS in its last 12 home games.

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The Bucs play at Detroit today

Tampa Bay is now SU and ATS in its last four games as an underdog. That includes last week’s upset of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bucs jumped out to an early 10-0 lead and never trailed in a 32-9 win over last year’s NFC champions. Tampa Bay is now 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games and the offense has scored 29 or more points in four of the last six.

Sports Hub Cappers Printing Money

I know I say this a lot, but I’m only speaking the truth. Sports Hub handicappers are the best in the business. If you do not have a Sports Hub membership, get one…now. The top-7 cappers on yesterday’s leaderboard are all Sports Hub experts. You won’t find them anywhere else in the online universe. Only here at Sports Hub.

Imagine for a minute that you’re a Sports Hub member. Yesterday, you logged into your account and figured, hey, I’m just gonna make all the picks that Sal Lombardi makes. The guy is a proven winner as evidenced by the numbers. If you had done that, you would have gone 15-5 and walked home with $950! Just for yesterday! Those top-7 yesterday…yeah, they accounted for over $3000 in winnings. Look, if you like greenbacks, dollar bills, dead presidents…you have got to have a Sports Hub membership.

Enough with that, on to yesterday’s leaderboard.

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Sal got after it yesterday
  • Sal strikes again: Sal Lombardi topped yesterday’s boad with yet another impressive performance. The 15-5 record and $950 gives Sal a three-day total of $1240, a seven-day total of $1775 and a 30-day total of $1860.
  • The Coach: Coach Rick is back on the board with a 5-1 day yesterday. That profited hte Coach a cool $405 to bring his 30-day total to $2074. Proven winners people! Coach Rick has picks for the Chiefs-Bills game and the Bucs-Lions game.
  • Sports Hub rules: We offer Sports Hub Free Picks each and every day and we also have a Sports Hub Insider account that uses insider industry data the average bettor doesn’t have access to. If you tailed these two cappers yesterday, you’d have won a total of $775. Our Free Picks went 5-1 for $390 and the Insider went 8-5 for $385.
  • Smokin’ Joe: Joe Berra is back kicking ass and taking names. Joe was 8-4 yesterday and earned $375. Like Coach Rick, Joe has picks for today’s Chiefs-Bills game as well as for the Bucs-Lions game.
  • The other two: Diego Garcia and Gino De Luca were the other two Sports Hub handicappers in the top-7 yesterday. Diego went 4-1 and took home $300 and Gino earned the same by going a perfect 3-0.
  • Worth mentioning: It’s worth noting that our Computer Picks earned $270 yesterday, hitting on 54.2 percent of 72 picks.

Ravens, 49ers Advance

Lamar Jackson led the Baltimore Ravens second half surge yesterday in a 34-10 win over the Houston Texans. Baltimore will host the AFC championship game next Sunday. San Francisco survived an upset bid by Green Bay in the other divisional round playoff game yesterday. 

  1. Ravens win: Jackson completed 16-of-22 passes for 152 yards and led the Ravens ground attack with 100 yards on 11 carries in yesterday’s win. Jackson totaled four touchdowns, three of which came in the second half.
  1. 49ers survive: Underdog Green Bay led San Francisco 21-17 for most of the fourth quarter. RB Christian McCaffrey scored on a six-yard run with 1:07 left in the game to give the Niners the win. San Francisco will host next week’s NFC championship game.
  2. Du Plessis surprise: Dricus Du Plessis stunned Sean Strickland last night with a split decision victory in UFC 297. With the win, Du Plessis is now the UFC middleweight champion.

Bills-Chiefs on Today’s Schedule

The two NFL divisional round playoff games lead today’s sports schedule. Don’t forget to prepare yourself for today’s games by visiting our Divisional Round NFL picks page. The NBA and NHL both have multiple games on tap. It’s a quieter day in college basketball and the Australian Open keeps chugging along as it gets closer to the finals. 

Here’s today’s schedule.

  1. Bills vs. Chiefs: The AFC divisional round playoff game is the final NFL postseason on the schedule today. The two teams will play in Buffalo. Game time is 6:30 p.m. ET.
  2. Bucs vs. Lions: The NFC divisonal round playoff game starts at 3:00 p.m. ET in Detroit. Tampa Bay will face the Lions with the winner playing at San Francisco next Sunday.
  3. NBA: The NBA has six games on the schedule starting with Brooklyn at the Los Angeles Clippers at 3:00 p.m. ET. It’s a doubleheader day at Crypto.com Arena. The last game on today’s schedule is Portland versus the Los Angeles Lakers, also at Crypto.com Arena. That game starts at 10:00 p.m. ET.
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The Clippers and Lakers play at home today
  1. NHL: Like the NBA, there are six games on tap in the NHL. Ottawa-Philadelphia starts it off at 1:00 p.m. ET. Toronto and Seattle finish off the day with the puck dropping at 9:00 p.m. ET.
  2. College basketball: It’s not as busy a day in college basketball as it was yesterday. There are three AP Top 25 teams in action. No. 10 Memphis is at Tulane. No. 14 Illinois hosts Rutgers and No. 24 Florida Atlantic is at UTSA.
  3. Golf: Nick Dunlap has a three-shot lead heading into the final round of The American Express out in California. The final round begins today.
  4. Tennis: No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev will play today in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic already advanced to the final eight. On the women’s side, No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 4 Coco Gauff both advanced yesterday. Three more Round 4 matches will be played today with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals.
  5. Soccer: The Premier League, La Liga, and Bundesliga all have matches today. Check our members’ area for soccer picks.

There you have it. A recap of yesterday’s performance by our elite handicappers as well as what is going on today. Check our picks database throughout the day. There are already over 50 picks for the two NFL playoff games today. Let the Sports Hub money train lead you to profit today! Then, come back tomorrow and see what’s happening next week. See you then.