Betting On AFC North Online

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the poster franchise in the AFC North since the division was founded in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger.

The Steelers not only won the AFC North title 22 times in that span, the franchise captured a remarkable six Super Bowl crowns as well. In addition, the Steelers have won the AFC Championship eight times since 1970.

The division is made up of four teams — the Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. The Houston Oilers — now based in Tennessee — were also one of the original members in the AFC North Division, which is widely considered to be one of the toughest in the National Football League.

The Ravens joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team but has found success since then — winning two Super Bowl titles, including in 2012 when the club defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the finale.

The Bengals have won the division title 10 times and the AFC championship twice. The only — and most important — piece of hardware missing from the Bengals’ trophy case is the coveted Super Bowl.

Not to be outdone, the Browns own six division championships. However, at the pace the franchise is heading, it may be a while until the Browns see another AFC North crown.

What Are The Current AFC North Standings

Keeping an eye on the AFC North standings is important, and we’ve got your back here. Records alone shouldn’t determine your bets, but understanding which teams are contending for the division title and playoff slots should shape any futures you plan on laying down.  

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# team P W L + - %
1 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 14 2 531 282 0.875
2 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 13 3 376 313 0.813
3 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 13 3 458 341 0.813
4 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 13 3 479 310 0.813
5 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 451 308 0.750
6 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 12 4 420 225 0.750
7 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 11 5 405 398 0.688
8 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 10 6 314 259 0.625
9 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 10 6 378 385 0.625
10 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 10 6 407 303 0.625
11 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 9 7 394 364 0.563
12 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 9 7 385 354 0.563
13 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 402 331 0.563
14 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 8 8 280 298 0.500
15 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 8 8 434 321 0.500
16 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 8 8 289 303 0.500
17 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 7 9 381 399 0.438
18 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 7 9 282 316 0.438
19 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 7 9 361 373 0.438
20 New York Jets New York Jets 16 7 9 276 359 0.438
21 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 7 9 313 419 0.438
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 7 9 458 449 0.438
23 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 6 10 335 393 0.375
24 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 6 10 300 397 0.375
25 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 5 10 361 442 0.344
26 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 5 11 340 470 0.313
27 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 5 11 337 345 0.313
28 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 5 11 306 494 0.313
29 New York Giants New York Giants 16 4 12 341 451 0.250
30 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 3 12 341 423 0.219
31 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 3 13 266 435 0.188
32 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 2 14 279 420 0.125

AFC North Online Betting Tips

The AFC North has become one of the most competitive divisions in all of football. The Steelers have dominated the division in the past, but the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have narrowed the gap all together. The Browns may have been hard for bettors to back in the past, but even that franchise continues to make strides in the right direction.

The Steelers had an incredible 2016 campaign, winning their last seven games of the season to secure the division crown with an 11-5 overall record. Pittsburgh posted a 5-1 record against division opponents and also went 9-3 against AFC rivals. The Steelers boast two of the best weapons in the NFL in running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown, both of who make up a massive chunk of Pittsburgh’s offense.

Brown finished fifth in overall reception yards in 2016 with 1,284. Bell finished in the same position among running backs in rushing yards with 1,268.

Pittsburgh is once again frontrunners to win the AFC North as oddsmakers with Bovada.lv are pegging the Steelers as +110 favorites to finish at the top of the division again. However, the Ravens aren’t far behind at +175, followed by the Cincinnati Bengals at +250 — a strong wager if Andy Dalton and A.J. Green can recapture the chemistry that has made the club successful in the past.

As far as Super Bowl future odds, the Steelers lead all AFC North teams again as +1200 favorites. Only the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers enter the 2017 campaign with better odds to win the Super Bowl.

If you’re looking for a few intriguing prop bets for the 2017 season, BetOnline is offering over/under team wins. BetOnline has set Pittsburgh’s projected win total at 10.5, which means it would have to match its victories from 2016. The over is paying -130 while under is +110. Consider taking the Ravens topping nine victories, which is paying +125 odds.

Ready to put your money on AFC North teams? Here are a few of the leading online sportsbooks to consider before placing your wagers.

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