AFC West Division 2018/19 NFL Betting Odds to Win and Expert Analysis
For a change, top sportsbooks online favor the Los Angeles Chargers to win the AFC West division. The Bolts are in a threeway tie for most AFC West divisional titles (15). However, the last of those championships came in 2009. The chargers finished second in 2017 in head coach Anthony Lynn’s maiden season in Los Angeles. Nonetheless, their 9-7, whilst their first winning season since 2014, record was not enough to secure a playoff berth. A divisional title would bring the Bolts back to the postseason for the first time in five years.
Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson agrees with the best online sportsbooks. According to the Pro Football Hall of Famer, the Bolts have the best defense in the division. As well as the best QB, Philip Rivers. By contrast, the remaining three franchises don’t have an established signal-caller. Danny Heifetz of the Ringer agrees with Thompson. “The Chargers have an elite passing attack, perhaps the best starting defensive ends in football, and the deepest secondary in the NFL,” he writes. “They have one of the easiest schedules in football and are favored to win their division in a weaker AFC.” According to Heifetz, nobody is watching the Bolts. Unfortunately, that might not be about to change. It took the Chargers five months longer than last year to sell out season tickets.
When Oakland takes to the field for the start of the regular season, Khalil Mack might be conspicuous by his absence. According to several sources, contract negotiations between Mack and the Raiders have not just stalled. They actually seem to be going backwards. As a result, Mack could miss actual, rather than just exhibition, games. And that does not bode well for Oakland’s defense. The 2016 Defensive Player of the Year has registered at least 10 sacks in each of the past three seasons. He’s widely considered better at what he does than anyone in the NFL not named Von Miller. “I hope and I pray it gets done real fast,” offensive tackle Donald Penn said, “because him and Derek [Carr] are the heartbeat of this team. We want him here.”
Kansas City’s defense last season wasn’t what the Chiefs have us accustomed to. And judging by the preseason, the secondary it’ll get worse before it gets better. However, judging a team by the preseason is like judging the proverbial book by its cover. The Chief’s defense won’t be as bad as their idea of going John Lithgow-in-Footlose on tailgaters. At least according to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star. It won’t be as good as it should, but it won’t be as bad as the preseason either. Which stands to reason. Then again there is this nugget: “[Andy] Reid is the division’s daddy, and the Chiefs have been in the postseason four of the last five years.” Top online sportsbooks beg to differ on that one. And they know something good when they see it. Like mobile betting.
The Broncos are a far cry from the team that won Super Bowl 50. The surefire sign that Denver hast reached a nadir is that they signed Adam Jones. Pacman says he is “playing a lot smarter now.” For him that would be, what? At about fifth grade level? One wonders if he shops S-Mart too. He added that “this is the place to be.” Frank Costanza’s pool room? With Kramer and the Maestro? Seriously though. If anyone can bring out the best in Jones, it’s head coach Vance Joseph.
These odds were taken from one of the top sportsbooks online, BetAnySports.eu.