Fri 13/02/2015 - 08:02 EST

National Football League Futures Betting 2016 AFC Championship

National Football League Futures Betting 2016 AFC Championship
As previously discussed, early in the NFL offseason, we like Green Bay to claim the 2016 NFC Championship. Today we take a look at the odds to capture the AFC Championship posted at the Bet365 sportsbook. New England and Denver are the top chalk to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016.

Old guard still possess AFC Championship top chalk status

Perennial NFL playoff contenders, New England and Denver, are once again the early favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The roles are reversed this year as the Patriots own top chalk status prior to the start of the 2015 NFL season – a role Denver has owned the past two years. It’s tough to ague against New England as the Super Bowl Champs core players should return largely intact. Denver on the other hand is dealing with a fatigued Peyton Manning while WR Demaryius Thomas and WR Wes Welker, plus TE Julius Thomas, are all unrestricted free agents.

Indianapolis, Baltimore and Pittsburgh round out the top five futures favorites in the AFC

After earning a 2015 NFL playoff berth, the Colts, Ravens and Steelers are all highly placed on the Bet365 AFC Championship futures board. An O-Line upgrade is needed to keep Colts franchise QB Andrew Luck upright while the D-Line could dearly use a run stuffing tackle to anchor the defense in Indianapolis. Pittsburgh needs help across the defense and they are hoping that RB Le’Veon Bell returns healthy – after he serves a pending two-game season opening suspension. Baltimore has a boatload of free-agents including top WR Torrey Smith and Pro Bowl RB Justin Forsett. We see the Ravens resigning Smith but Forsett could be cut loose due to his age and contract demands.

AFC 2016 Champion Futures Wager: We have now gone eleven seasons without a back-to-back AFC Championship winner. New England was the last team to turn the double while winning two straight Super Bowl titles during the 2003 & 2004 NFL seasons. Liking the Colts, and their price that we can work with down the road, we are placing a 300 unit wager on Indianapolis to capture the 2016 AFC Championship. Access the Bet365 sportsbook by clicking on the odds image below.

Bet365 National Football League Futures Betting – 2016 AFC Championship Odds

et365 National Football League Futures Betting – 2016 AFC Championship Odds

Category : Archives

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Archives - 05/05/17
2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Strategy 
Handicappers who convince themselves - and anyone else who will listen - that the Kentucky Derby is just another race probably haven't cashed too many tickets on the first Saturday in May. The truth is people should bet the Derby differently because of just how unlike any other race it is.
Read this article 
Archives - 20/08/16
Stampeders vs Lions LIVE CFL William Hill Betting Odds and Money Line Prediction 
Instead of trying to figure out which backup National Football League players are better than others, while betting on NFL preseason action, we turn to fight for first in Canadian Football League. Looking like the cream of the CFL crop, Calgary is in British Columbia and the Stampeders lead the Lions by a half game in the West Division. Meeting for the third time this season, these rivals hit the gridiron at 10:00 PM ET on August 19, 2016, at BC Place in Vancouver.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/02/16
Super Bowl 50 Predictions : Panthers vs Broncos Odds and Prediction 
The 50th edition of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, Super Bowl 2016, is almost here and NFL fans around the globe are tingling with excitement. Legendary quarterback Payton Manning leads the 14-4 Denver Broncos into battle against the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, who have a star quarterback of their own in Cam Newton. Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 18:30 ET on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, in the Golden State of California.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/02/16
Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Western Conference Desert Duel 
While we continue to research and work on our NFL Super Bowl 50 predictions, we turn to the National Hockey League for our free pick prediction today. Being as it’s a battle of teams headed in opposite directions - the Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks duel in the desert has caught our attention. Puck drop for this NHL Western Conference showdown is slated for 9:00 PM ET on February 4, 2016, at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. Soar with the Hawks here.
Read this article