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Patriots open as favorites in AFC Championship game vs. the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t been to the Super Bowl since 2010, and the New England Patriots stand in their way. The Patriots have opened as favorites in this AFC Championship game.

NFL: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will lock horns in the AFC Championship game, after the Steelers bested the Kansas City Chiefs and the Patriots dismissed the Houston Texans respectively in the Divisional round of the postseason.

So, with the Steelers traveling to Foxboro, what are the opening odds on the upcoming game? It shouldn’t surprise anyone Tom Brady and company are favored in this context. After all, Brady has been the thorn in the Steelers sides on more than one occasion.

Take out the opening odds for the game, according to Bookmaker, and the reasoning behind that:

AFC Championship Opening Odds:

Steelers at Patriots (-5.5, 51)

“Two teams the public loves to bet on so will be interesting to see how this line is shaped. It’s an odd opener, and some of the oddsmaking team wanted to be higher with the Pats because of the unparalleled perception of this squad currently. They look invincible and the bettors can’t get enough of them.”

Believe it or not, the line has already changed, and will likely continue to change throughout the week, especially depending on the injury situation which may develop on both teams.

Check out the current odds for the AFC Championship game:

AFC Championship Current Odds:

Steelers at Patriots (-6, 50.5)

This is a rematch of the Week 7 game at Heinz Field where the Patriots defeated a Landry Jones led Steelers team 27-16, but the Patriots won’t be facing Landry Jones in the AFC Championship game, and a red-hot Le’Veon Bell as the Steelers continue to run their way to the AFC title game.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the odds, injuries and updates as the Steelers are one step away from Super Bowl 51.