Rams, Bengals Have Longest Odds Among Early Divisional Betting Favorites

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  • The Buffalo Bulls have the shortest odds among the early division favorites at -240 to win the AFC East.
  • Super Bowl LVI participants Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals have opened as favorites to win their respective divisions but have the two longest odds among the early favorites.
  • The Bengals are the favorites to win the NFC North but they are priced just $5 better than second favorites Baltimore.

Super Bowl LVI participants Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals have opened with the highest odds to win their respective divisions.

The best NFL sportsbooks have opened the futures odds for next season’s division winners and interestingly, this year’s Super Bowl participants aren’t among the Top 5 division favorites with the shortest odds to win their division.

Bills Shortest Divisional Odds, Super Bowl Favorites

Five of the current division favorites have minus money odds. The Buffalo Bills have the shortest odds among the early division favorites at -240 to win the AFC East. The Bills are the current Super Bowl LVII betting favorites at +700 at most sportsbooks, including the BetOnline App. Not surprisingly, the Kansas City Chiefs have the second-shortest divisional odds at -175 to win the AFC West. Kansas City has the second shortest odds to win Super Bow LVII at +800

The Dallas Cowboys, who were the biggest disappointment in the last playoffs, are next at -150 to win the NFC East while the Green Bay Packers are a -140 to win the NFC North. The Tennessee Titans, who were the AFC’s top seed this past season, are a -120 to win the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the +120 betting to win the NFC South despite Tom Brady’s retirement.

Super Bowl LVI champions Los Angeles Rams are the +160 favorite to win the NFC West but at that price, they have the second-longest odds among the current division betting favorites. Their Super Bowl LVI opponent Cincinnati Bengals have the longest odds among current division favorites at +170 to win the AFC North.

49ers Punch Ticket to NFC Title Game

The San Francisco 49ers upset the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers in last season’s playoffs and nearly toppled the Rams in the NFC title game. San Francisco opened with the second-best odds to win the NFC West at +190. The 49ers have the third shortest odds among the current second favorite to win their Division.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens have the second shortest odds among the second favorites at +175 to win the AFC North. The gap between the Ravens and the current odds on favorite Bengals of $5 is also the closest among the eight divisions in the NFL. The shortest odds among the second favorites belong to the Indianapolis Colts who are at +145 to win the AFC South. However, the gap between the Colts and the current favorites Titans is at $265.

The largest gap between favorite and second favorite is in the AFC West where the Chiefs and the Denver Broncos/ Los Angeles Chargers are separated by $605. The Bills and AFC East’s second favorite New England Patriots have a difference of $580 in opening price. On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys’ current price is $480 shorter than the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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