Bill Vinovich will be the head official for the NFC Championship game and Terry McAulay will be in charge of referees for the AFC Championship game. As we did last week, let’s look at the impact these zebras could have on the game?
AFC Championship: Patriots -5.5 vs. Steelers
- Underdogs are 69-62 ATS
- Road teams are 77-51 ATS
- Patriots are 3-2 ATS
- Steelers are 6-4 ATS
- Unders are 69-58
NFC Championship: Falcons -5 vs. Packers
- Favorites are 25-25 ATS
- Road teams are 26-23 ATS
- Falcons are 2-3 ATS
- Packers are 1-2 ATS
- Unders are 26-20
One additional trend, combined playoff teams getting <50% of spread bets are 3-9 ATS when Vinovich and McAulay are the referees. Not great news for bettors wanting to back the Falcons and Steelers. The Packers are currently getting 64% of the bets while the Patriots are garnering 57% of wagers.
Conference Championships start Sunday