Detroit News NFL picks: Conference championships

The Detroit News

Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News predict the outcome of the NFL conference championship games against the spread.

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the unanimous pick from The Detroit News pundits.

New England -3 at Denver

Katzenstein: New England (best bet)

Beard: New England (best bet)

Niyo: Denver

Wojnowski: New England (best bet)

Arizona +3 at Carolina

Katzenstein: Carolina

Beard: Carolina

Niyo: Carolina (best bet)

Wojnowski: Carolina