Betting On AFC West Online

Arguably the toughest division in football, the AFC West was founded in 1960 and remains one of the most competitive in the NFL. Comprised of four teams — Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers (formerly based in San Diego) — the AFC West has been represented in the Super Bowl 16 times, as of 2017. The Broncos and Raiders are tied for most Super Bowl crowns with three apiece. The Chiefs have one Super Bowl title while the Chargers made their only appearance in the final in 1995, losing to the 49ers. [+]

The Broncos, who last won the Super Bowl in 2015, along with the Chargers and Raiders have all won 15 division crowns heading into the 2017 campaign. The Broncos have eight AFC Conference championships under their belt as well. The Raiders are not far behind with four AFC Conference crowns, followed by the Chiefs with two.

The division is often cited as one of NFL’s toughest divisions because of the home-field advantages. Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver), Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City), StubHub Center (Los Angeles) and Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) are among the toughest places to play in the NFL.

 

What Are The Current AFC West Standings

Below you’ll see the AFC West’s standings, which can be a big help during the regular season. By seeing where teams sit relative to their peers, you can have a loose idea of how to bet on divisional matchups. You’ll want to do other research. [+]

But later in the season, these records can be quasi tell-alls.

These standings are extremely helpful ahead of the playoffs as well, for all you futures bettors.

Yes, quite simply, they help show you which teams are actually in the running for postseason slots. But these records also show you if there’s an AFC West group stacking up against other powerhouses.

And if there is, you’ll know you have a worthy conference or Super Bowl futures bet on your hands. 

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# team P W L + - %
1 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 13 3 527 384 0.813
2 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 13 3 504 353 0.813
3 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 12 4 421 283 0.750
4 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 565 421 0.750
5 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 12 4 428 329 0.750
6 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 11 5 402 316 0.688
7 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 11 5 436 325 0.688
8 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 10 6 389 287 0.625
9 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 10 6 339 324 0.625
10 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 10 6 433 344 0.625
11 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 6 428 347 0.625
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 9 6 428 360 0.594
13 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 9 7 367 348 0.563
14 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 310 303 0.563
15 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 7 360 341 0.531
16 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 7 8 359 392 0.469
17 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 7 9 414 423 0.438
18 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 7 9 376 382 0.438
19 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 7 9 319 433 0.438
20 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 7 9 281 359 0.438
21 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 6 9 376 400 0.406
22 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 6 10 269 374 0.375
23 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 10 368 455 0.375
24 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 6 10 329 349 0.375
25 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 6 10 324 360 0.375
26 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 5 11 245 316 0.313
27 New York Giants New York Giants 16 5 11 369 412 0.313
28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 5 11 396 464 0.313
29 New York Jets New York Jets 16 4 12 333 441 0.250
30 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 4 12 290 467 0.250
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 4 12 342 435 0.250
32 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 3 13 225 425 0.188

AFC West Online Betting Tips

Three of the four teams in the AFC West will be gunning for another division crown heading into the 2017 season.

The Oakland Raiders drastically improved their roster with the addition of Super Bowl champion running back Marshawn Lynch — also known as beast mode. The Raiders were able to lure Lynch out of retirement after one season away from the NFL. Lynch’s best season came in 2014 when he ran for more than 1,300 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in the process.

Heading into the 2017 season, the Raiders had the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl as Bovada.lv pegged Oakland as a +1200 favorite, behind only the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers. With a healthy Derek Carr returning as the Raiders’ No. 1 pivot, expect Oakland to be at the top of the division and even contending for and AFC Championship for many years to come.

Never count out the Denver Broncos, who in 2015 relied on its world-class defense to win the Super Bowl. The Broncos finished fourth in overall defense during the 2016 season, holding opponents to 316.1 yards per game. Denver also boasts one of the best secondary units in the NFL as it finished first in passing yards against in 2016 with an average of 185.8.

The Broncos may not be one of the top favorites to win it all in 2017, taking Denver at +2200 prior to the start of the season may not be such a bad move.

The Chiefs topped the AFC West in 2016 with a 12-4 record and the club is capable to repeat that success moving forward. Much like the Broncos, the Chiefs rely heavily on their strong defense to win games as the team allowed the third fewest total points against in the AFC, only behind Denver and New England.

Ready to put your money down on an AFC West team? Here are a few of the leading online sportsbooks to consider before placing your wagers.

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