- The AFC West is the favored division to win the 2022 Super Bowl with odds of (+280).
- The Kansas City Chiefs are the one team within the division expected to go home with all of the NFL titles this year.
- The NFL 2021-2022 season begins September 9.
LAS VEGAS – Preseason football has already begun and sportsbooks across the nation have the Kansas City Chiefs as the heavy favorites to be the AFC West champions. With quarterback Patrick Mahomes running the show, this is the most logical of all choices for the division. The AFC West has four teams within it; the Chiefs, the Denver Broncos, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Las Vegas Raiders.
The AFC West Odds Breakdown
General AFC West bets on regulated sports betting sites are already popping up. This division is the favorite to win the 2022 Super Bowl with odds of (+280). The NFC South (+450) is the runner up but their odds can’t touch the AFC West. It’s likely that the AFC West is favored because sportsbooks believe that the Kansas City Chiefs will make it to the Super Bowl again and reclaim their “Champion” status.
The second wager up for NFL betting postseason lines has the AFC West as the division to win the Conference title with odds of (+140). Again, this can be attributed to the Chiefs and their star player Patrick Mahomes leading the league on all the boards, both sports betting boards and analysts lists combined.
The Las Vegas Raiders
The underdog of the AFC West are the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have (+300) odds to make it to the NFL Playoffs. Their debut season in a new town last year ended with an 8-8 record, which isn’t half bad. The main reason that bookies have set Las Vegas with the worst odds in their division to get into the postseason is simple.
Although they finished second in the AFC West last year, they held a ranking of 30th in the league out of 32 because their defense averaged 29.9 points per game. However, the organization has a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley who is expected to change that average tremendously this year. The OVER 7 Wins odds for the Raiders are (-135) and the UNDER is set at (+105).
The Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have a (-190) shot of not getting into any games after their regular season schedule this season. The Broncos were in last place in the AFC West with a record of 5-11 last year. Denver’s defense is believed to be strong this year which is what has them starting out with better odds than the Raiders, despite last year’s performance. Head coach Vic Fangio is putting a lot of confidence in DE Dre’Mont Jones who had 38 tackles in his second year with the team and has shown great ability in camp going into his third season. With a solid defense and QB Drew Lock staying healthy, the Broncos could do better than these odds suggest. The OVER/UNDER 8.5 Wins for the year are both set at (-115).
The Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers finished 7-9 in the 2020-2021 season. They’ve been given (+100) odds by online sportsbooks like BetOnline to get into the playoffs. The Chargers were third in their division last year. Los Angeles started out last year strong, then saw a rapid decline, but finished with a four game winning streak to close out their season, leading to the current odds on the table for the organization. Their OVER 9.5 Wins odds are (-125) and their UNDER odds are (-105). The team expects to start well again this season and stay that way rather than rollercoaster and see a repeat of last year’s performance.
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs made it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021, ending their season with a 14-2 record. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a force to be reckoned with but was knocked down a notch when he faced off against the legendary Tom Brady in the Championship game when the Chiefs lost 31-9. They have (-1200) odds to make it to postseason play. Their UNDER 12.5 Wins odds are (-125) while their OVER is (-105). All signs point to the AFC West being a success in the 2021-2022 NFL season but in all honesty a lot of it has to do with this team being a part of the division.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.