Jerick McKinnon and the Kansas City Chiefs enter a showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game. NFL playoff odds are an opportune time for bettors of all kinds to dive into player props. This article will analyze Jerick McKinnon props for conference championship weekend. You can place a bet on props for the Chiefs running back by clicking any odds in the post.
Jerick McKinnon Props: AFC Championship
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McKinnon Rushing Yards Prop: Over/Under /
McKinnon was dished 12 carries vs. Isiah Pacheco‘s 11 in the Chiefs’ first playoff game last week. While Pacheco will be used for some carries, McKinnon should see more snaps in these do-or-die games. Getting an uptick as a rusher than he did in prior weeks is likely with his veteran experience and elite pass-blocking skills. McKinnon has 24 or more rushing yards in his last four playoff games played. The matchup against the Bengals will be hard for rushing production as Cincinnati allowed the fourth-fewest rushing yards to opposing running backs during the regular season.
McKinnon Receiving Yards Prop: Over/Under /
In total, McKinnon played 65% of snaps vs. Isiah Pacheco‘s 35%, ran 19 routes to Pacheco’s 11. While McKinnon failed to record a target for the first time all season, he retained a fair route distribution and posted his highest snap rate of the year. While Pacheco is still valuable as a between-the-tackles running back, McKinnon remains the most-trusted back in Kansas City. The expectation should be that he gets higher volume in the playoffs than he did during the regular season. The lack of receiving volume vs. Jacksonville wasn’t ideal, but there’s little question he’s the primary receiving back. The matchup is also sneaky good here. The Bengals allowed five catches for 38 yards to Devin Singletary last week, while also surrendering four catches for 43 yards to JK Dobbins, the week prior. Prop bettors should be bullish on his McKinnon’s receiving potential entering the AFC title game.
McKinnon Anytime Touchdown Prop:
This is my favorite anytime touchdown scorer bet of the week, and one I personally bet. McKinnon is the Chiefs’ primary back in the most crucial situations. He paced their backfield in snaps in each playoff game last year and was frequently brought in the red zone throughout the season. In Kansas City’s first postseason game last week, McKinnon saw a sizable role increase compared to where he was in the regular season. Although he did not have the box-score results to show for it, the usage was elite. Let’s not forget that McKinnon scored at least one touchdown in every game from weeks 13-18 during the regular season.
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS: Bengals AT Chiefs
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