The odds to win the AFC divisions have been posted and for the most part, there isn’t anything too surprising. The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens are big favorites to win their respective divisions while the others are more up for grabs. Let’s take a closer look at the divisions on the board and examine the odds for each of the 16 teams.
AFC East Odds
The New England Patriots (+125) lost Tom Brady but are still slightly favored to win the division. The Buffalo Bills (+130) are hot on their trail after a positive offseason where they acquired top-flight wideout Stefon Diggs and cornerback Josh Norman.
Meanwhile, few teams spent as much money as the Miami Dolphins (+850), who bolstered their defense with Byron Jones, Kyle Van Noy, Emmanuel Ogbah and many others. Even so, they still have the longest odds to win this division as the New York Jets’ odds (+800) are slightly shorter.
AFC North Odds
To no one’s surprise, the Baltimore Ravens (-200) are the favorite to win the division. They won 14 games last season and didn’t have to make a ton of changes. Even so, they did make some shrewd moves like acquiring defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (+350) are second in line in the AFC North but it was the Cleveland Browns (+525) who were far more active in free agency. They signed tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Austin Hooper in the hopes that it gives their underachieving offense a boost. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals (+2500) are the biggest longshot of any team in any division.
AFC South Odds
The South is expected to be a three-way race as the Indianapolis Colts (+155), Tennessee Titans (+165) and Houston Texans (+300) are all at the top of the board. The Texans shocked the football world when they traded away DeAndre Hopkins. They’re hoping that running back David Johnson, who they acquired in the trade, solves their running back woes.
Meanwhile, the Colts signed Philip Rivers to be their quarterback, which should give their offense a big boost, while the Titans mostly just held the line by keep both Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry from signing elsewhere.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (+1700) are the longest shot in this division as they appear to be in rebuilding mode.
AFC West Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs (-450) are the biggest favorite to win their division. The Super Bowl champs will return their offense intact and didn’t lose much elsewhere either. With Patrick Mahomes just entering his prime, they’re going to be a contender for years to come.
What’s challenging to figure out in the AFC West is who is the second-best team? The oddsmakers think it’s the Denver Broncos (+800), who had a positive offseason when they acquired A.J. Bouye, Graham Glasgow, Melvin Gordon and Jurrell Casey.
The Chargers (+900) lost Rivers but brought in Linval Joseph to bolster the defensive line and Chris Harris to boost a secondary that might be the best in the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Raiders (+1200) added to their roster with linebacker Cory Littleton, tight end Jason Witten, quarterback Marcus Mariota, cornerback Eli Apple and wide receiver Nelson Agholor. They’re a young team that continues to improve under Jon Gruden’s watchful eye.