Last Updated on January 28, 2022
There are two games this weekend in the NFL playoffs, which means it is conference championship weekend. The AFC and NFC Championship take place on Sunday afternoon, and Scott Van Pelt is betting on both of them. Each week with his “Winners” segment, SVP gives his betting picks agains the spread. We have tracked them all season long.
Without further ado, let’s take a glance at Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks for the NFC and AFC Championship games. In this article, you’ll find SVP’s “Winners” for this weekend’s NFL card. In addition, we look at SVP’s picks from last week and the season, along with his career record. Finally, we provide the best betting odds for this weekend’s action.
SVP Picks for NFL Conference Championship Round
Every week on the Thursday night SportsCenter, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt gives his favorite betting picks for the weekend ahead. All season, SVP has given betting picks for CFB and the NFL, and with just three games remaining he looks to find some magic to finish strong. Here are his “Winners” for the AFC and NFC Championship games.
Here are SVP’s picks for this weekend in the NFL.
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Cincinnati Bengals +7 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Bengals are looking to beat the Chiefs and start a “changing of the guard” with Joe Burrow.
San Francisco 49ers +3.5 vs. Los Angeles Rams
It is not a SVP pick without it being an underdog, as he takes the 49ers.
Stanford Steve’s picks this week
Steve likes the Chiefs -7 this week, and the Bengals could get crushed.
Looking for more NFL action? Check out Barstool’s betting picks for the AFC and NFC Championship.
Are Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks winners?
All season long, SVP has absolutely crushed college football betting at 26 games over .500. He has struggled betting on the NFL though as he’s eight games under .500. Let’s look at SVP’s betting record on the season on a week-to-week basis.
Week to Week SVP Betting Picks Record
Last week, SVP went 2-2 in the Divisional Round. His picks were:
- Bengals +3.5 (Win)
- 49ers +5.5 (Win)
- Buccaneers -3 (Loss)
- Bills +1.5 (Loss)
Two weeks ago, SVP got crushed and was 0-5. Here was his action.
- Raiders +5.5 (Loss)
- Patriots +4 (Loss)
- Eagles +8.5 (Loss)
- Cowboys -3 (Loss)
- Steelers +12.5 (Loss)
A few weeks ago, SVP was 1-0 in CFB and 3-2 in the NFL. Here was his action.
- Broncos +10 (Win)
- Jaguars +15.5 (Win)
- Panthers +8 (Loss)
- Ravens -5.5 (Loss)
- Raiders +3 (Win)
- Georgia -3 (Win)
Last month, SVP went 4-2, 4-1 in CFB and 0-1 in the NFL. Here were his picks.
- Purdue +6 (Win)
- Georgia -7.5 (Win)
- Cincinnati +13.5 (Loss)
- Oklahoma State +2.5 (Win)
- Baylor +1.5 (Win)
- Washington Football Team +3 (Loss)
Over a month ago, SVP posted both NFL and CFB picks. Here was his action, as he went 0-1 in CFB and 2-2 in NFL.
- Hawaii +8.5 (Cancelled)
- Ball State +6 (Loss)
- Arizona Cardinals -1 (Loss)
- Minnesota Vikings +3 (Loss)
- Chicago Bears +6.5 (Win)
- Miami Dolphins +3 (Win)
Six weeks ago, SVP had CFB and NFL picks. He went 2-0 in CFB and 0-4 in the NFL.
- Western Kentucky +3 vs. Appalachian State (Win)
- UAB +7 vs. BYU (Win)
- Atlanta Falcons +9.5 vs. San Francisco 49ers (Loss)
- Seattle Seahawks +5.5 vs. Los Angeles Rams (Loss)
- Denver Broncos -2.5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Loss)
- Chicago Bears +5.5 vs. Minnesota Vikings (Loss)
Two months ago, SVP went 1-3 in the NFL and 1-0 in CFB (Army/Navy).
- Texans +8.5 (Loss)
- Lions +10 (Loss)
- Bills +3.5 (Loss)
- Rams +2.5 (Win)
Scott Van Pelt Winners Record | Weeks 1 – 14 CFB
- 5-1 in Week 14.
- 4-3 in Week 13.
- SVP went 4-4 in Week 12.
- 5-3 in Week 11 of CFB.
- 6-2 in Week 10 of CFB.
- SVP went 6-1 in Week 9 of CFB.
- For Week 8, SVP was 3-3.
- In Week 7, SVP was 4-2.
- 4-2 in Week 6.
- 3-4-1 in Week 5.
- Week 4 was a bad one for SVP, as he went 2-5.
- SVP went 4-4 for the second straight week in Week 3.
- Week 2 was average, as SVP was 4-4.
- SVP was 4-1 in Week 1.
SVP winners betting record history
CFB betting record in 2021: 66-40-2.
NFL betting record: 23-31.
CFB betting record last year: 27-27-1.
All time, SVP is 380-353-12 after last week’s action.
What are the best NFL odds this week?
With just two games this week, it is very important to get the best number when betting. Odds shopping is just as important as the actual pick, as it maximizes your return on investment when betting on the NFL. Here are the best odds for the NFC and AFC Championship games.
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