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NFL Championship Picks 2013

by Blake Stevens on Monday, January 14th, 2013

As we quickly head into the 2013 AFC and NFC Championship Games, only four teams remain in the race to find the NFL Championship picks 2013.

In the AFC, the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens will battle it out for a chance to earn a trip to the Big Easy on February 3rd 2013. This will be a battle between two teams that know each other very well. The rivalry between Tom Brady and Ray Lewis will certainly go down as one of the best in NFL history.

Last year around this time, the Pats eliminated the Ravens on their way to Super Bowl XLVI. With a slim three-point lead in the final seconds of the game, Billy Cundiff, now kicker for the Washington Redskins, missed a 32-yard gimme that would have sent the game into overtime.

Can the Ravens avenge that heartbreaking loss and get one step closer to sending their longtime defensive leader off into the sunset with a ring?

According to the most recent NFL betting odds, opening lines have the Patriots listed as 9-point favorites over the Ravens and the OVER/UNDER equals 51 points. This game kicks off Sunday evening at 6:30 PM ET on CBS Sports.

In the National Football Conference, the top two seeds have made it all the way to the doorstep of the Super Bowl. Which team will be the winning NFL championship picks 2013? Will it be the defensive minded, high-flying San Francisco 49ers, or will one of the most consistent teams this season in the Atlanta Falcons get the nod?

For starters, this NFC Championship game is scheduled to kickoff Sunday afternoon at 3 PM ET on FOX. According to the opening lines for this game, the Niners will travel to the Georgia Dome listed as -3.5 betting favorites over the hosting Falcons (+3.5)… yes, the 49ers are favored despite being on the road and the OVER/UNDER for this game is set at a combined total of 48.5 points.

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OSH Free NFL Championship Picks 2013: Although I do believe that the Pats will advance to their second straight Super Bowl, based on the lines I have to take Baltimore Ravens (+9) in the AFC Championship Game against the spread. In the NFC finale, I believe that the Atlanta Falcons (+3.5) will do enough to either stun the Niners or at worst lose with some dignity.