Matthew Manouli |  Tue 30/08/2016 - 09:14 EDT

2016 AFC East Futures Betting Lines

2016 AFC East Futures Betting Lines
Will the Bills or Jets give the Patriots a run for their money this year? Will the lowly Dolphins step up and become a contender? The Patriots come in as heavy favorites in the AFC race, but is there value in that?

The New England Patriots are overwhelming favorites to win the AFC East again this season. In an intriguing turn of events, the reigning AFC East champions are going to be without their star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season due to suspension. Four games in a sixteen game season is significant. The last time the Patriots lost their division was in 2008 when Brady sustained a knee injury in Week 1. Since then, the Pats have won the AFC East seven straight seasons. 

2016 NFL AFC East Outright Betting Lines

AFC East Odds - Sports Interaction 

Despite Brady’s absence, the books still have the Pats are overwhelming favorites to win the division. Don’t forget, Tom Brady isn’t coming back from an injury. We won’t have to worry about his minutes or lingering pain. When he returns, he will return with a chip on his shoulder and make it his duty to play his absolute best so everyone forgets about his suspension. Not only that, but Brady will be the most rested and least banged up QB in the league after his return. While some might point out that he is getting old, that has been true for years, yet season after season, Brady is one of the most elite QBs in the league, and he wants to play many more years.

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Between the other contenders, only the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets really have a chance of breaking the Patriots’ streak, albeit a small one. While the Pats have QB issues, the other teams have issues of their own to deal with. Sheldon Richardson is out due to suspension in Week 1, and the Bills are going to be without three defensemen, including Shaq Lawson and Marsell Dareus. 

2016/17 NFL Schedule and Betting Lines

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 26 December
FT Detroit Lions 21 - 42 Dallas Cowboys +230 -286 Odds
Sunday 01 January
FT Jaguars 20 - 24 Indianapolis Colts +230 -270 Odds
FT Patriots 35 - 14 Miami Dolphins -400 +310 Odds
FT Chicago Bears 10 - 38 Minnesota Vikings +230 -270 Odds
FT Buffalo Bills 10 - 30 New York Jets -200 +170 Odds
FT Dallas Cowboys 13 - 27 Philadelphia Eagles +230 -270 Odds
AOT Cleveland Browns 24 - 27 Pittsburgh Steelers +150 -167 Odds
FT Carolina Panthers 16 - 17 Buccaneers +165 -179 Odds
FT Houston Texans 17 - 24 Tennessee Titans +145 -161 Odds
FT Baltimore Ravens 10 - 27 Cincinnati Bengals -132 +110 Odds
FT New Orleans Saints 32 - 38 Atlanta Falcons +300 -385 Odds
FT Kansas City Chiefs 37 - 27 San Diego Chargers -233 +190 Odds
FT Arizona Cardinals 44 - 6 Los Angeles Rams -313 +245 Odds
FT New York Giants 19 - 10 Washington Redskins +325 -435 Odds
FT Seattle Seahawks 25 - 23 San Francisco 49ers -556 +425 Odds
FT Oakland Raiders 6 - 24 Denver Broncos +106 -115 Odds
FT Green Bay Packers 31 - 24 Detroit Lions -185 +170 Odds

While the Pats have the most value, another possible bet would be the Bills. QB Tyrod Taylor has shown glimpses of greatness, and has it in him to give the Pats a run for their money. They get to strike in Week 4, right before Brady returns, and if they can steal one in Foxbourough, it could be a momentum shifter. The Bills also added key additions to their defense and could provide a good counter to New England.

While the Jets could also upset the Pats, they just don’t have a competent QB in Ryan Fitzpatrick, and they don’t play Belichick’s team until Week 12, after Brady’s already made his comeback and shed his rust. Speaking of corrosion and deterioration, the Miami Dolphins have just added a new coach and this year could possibly just be a rebuilding season for them.

Take the Pats to win the division, and if you want some more excitement, be sure to sprinkle a bit on the Bills at Sports Interaction in case they take advantage of Brady’s absense.

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