The AFC Championship Game is almost always a rematch of a regular-season game, but the revenge factor hasn’t produced much of a handicapping angle for bettors.
This will be ninth time in 11 years that there will be a rematch of a regular-season game in the AFC Championship Game.
In the previous 10 years, the AFC Championship Game was a rematch eight times. The loser of the regular-season meeting(s) has won the rematch four times both straight-up and against the spread. In the four times the winner of the regular-season meeting won the rematch, the winner went 3-1 ATS.