The Kansas City Chiefs are primed to compete for a third straight Super Bowl appearance, but the 2021 AFC West odds show two teams making noise as a great value. BetRivers.com has a wide variety of AFC West odds, futures, game lines, player props and markets for you to choose from. The AFC West is the Chiefs to lose, and the public is firmly backing Kansas City to win the division again.
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2021 AFC WEST ODDS & FUTURES
DENVER BRONCOS ODDS:
Win Total: 8.5 (-125/+104)
To Make Playoffs: Yes (+163), No (-200)
Division Finish: 1st (+700), 2nd (+180), 3rd (+150), 4th (+350)
AFC Championship Odds: +2500
Super Bowl Odds: +5000
The Broncos saw their Super Bowl odds move from +2800 to +5000 in early August, presumably after Aaron Rodgers decided to return to Green Bay. The Broncos had been one of the favorites to land the Packers’ disgruntled quarterback, but are now left with Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock, two good, but certainly not All-Pro caliber QBs. The Broncos were in more games than they had business being in last season considering how many key injuries they had to deal with. Although Denver’s odds indicate a third-place finish, the public isn’t showing any interest compared to their AFC West rivals. In fact, only the Jets and Texans are backed by fewer tickets to win their division than the Broncos.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ODDS:
Win Total: 12.5 wins (+115/-141)
To Make Playoffs: Yes (-1000), No (+625)
Division Finish: 1st (-305), 2nd (+350), 3rd (+1000), 4th (+3300)
To Have A 17-0 Record: Yes (+3300), No (-10000)
To Have A 20-0 Record: Yes (+8000)
AFC Championship Odds: +250
Super Bowl Odds: +475
Let’s cut to the chase. The expectations for the Chiefs are once again sky-high. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are backed by 20% of the total handle to win the Super Bowl, with the Chiefs close behind had 15%. But Kansas City is backed by 25% of the total tickets to win the Super Bowl, with the Buccaneers at 16%. In terms of conference and division futures, no other team in the NFL is a stronger favorite or backed by more money than the Chiefs. Kansas City is -305 to win the AFC West and are backed by a 89% of the handle and 88% of the tickets to win the division. The Bucs (-200) have the second shortest odds of any division champion be, and 82%/80% to win the AFC South. The Chiefs (+250) are backed by 45% of the total handle and 31% of the total tickets to win the AFC Championship. The Bucs (+300) are backed by 30% of the total handle and 25% of the total tickets to win the NFC Championship.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS ODDS:
Win Total: 7 wins (-106/-115)
To Make Playoffs: Yes (+365), No (-500)
Division Finish: 1st (+2000), 2nd (+800), 3rd (+280), 4th (-210)
AFC Championship Odds: +4000
Super Bowl Odds: +9000
The Raiders finally get to play in front of fans in Las Vegas and if we’ve learned anything from watching the Golden Knights play, those fans can be a difference. Factor in the Vegas hangover (when visiting players travel to Vegas, the lure of the nightlife can often distract from their task at hand) and I think the Raiders will do quite well at home. Couple all this with a 17 game schedule, and I think their win totals and chances to make the playoffs are a bit understated. I am betting on the Raiders to win OVER 7 games and to make the playoffs at +365.
The Raiders represent the best value in the division at +2000 to win the AFC West. Now, that isn’t very likely to happen, but it’s more likely to happen than, say, the Broncos winning the division, which is currently +750.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS ODDS:
Win Total: 9 wins (-129/+105)
To Make Playoffs: Yes (+130), No (-162)
Division Finish: 1st (+550), 2nd (+140), 3rd (+180), 4th (+450)
AFC Championship Odds: +1600
Super Bowl Odds: +3300
Justin Herbert had an excellent rookie season, and the expectations are starting to build for the Chargers. But one cannot forget just how many games Los Angeles lost last season after holding a first-half lead. That’s one of the reasons Anthony Lynn is no longer the head coach. Brandon Staley is entering a great situation in his first season and is the odds-on favorite to win Coach of the Year (+1200), but there is no time to waste. The Chargers are backed by 11% of the handle to win the AFC West, and 8% of the bets, the second-most in both categories behind the Chiefs. If the Chiefs stumble, the public expects the Chargers to strike. In fact, more money is on the Chargers to win the AFC Championship than the Ravens and Patriots.