AFC Championship Odds
(The Spread) – The AFC Playoffs seem to be somewhat top heavy, but here is a look at the odds to win this season’s AFC Championship.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Denver Broncos are favored to win it all, as they have odds of 5/7 to win. Other short odds to win are the New England Patriots (7/2), the Cincinnati Bengals (7/1), while the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs each have 14/1 odds.
Denver will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC after going 13-3 this year. The Broncos won’t have to leave town in order to reach the Super Bowl, but that was the case last year when they lost to Baltimore in their first playoff game. Denver outscored opponents by an average of 12.9 points per game. The Broncos set a new NFL record for most points scored in a season this year.
Despite dealing with a lot of injuries this season, New England went 12-4 and won the AFC East. The Patriots are the No. 2 seed in the AFC. The Patriots went 8-0 at home this year, but may still have to hit the road to win the conference title. New England outscored opponents by an average of 6.6 points.
Cincinnati earned the No. 3 seed by winning the AFC North with an 11-5 record. The Bengals were impressively 8-0 at home this season and they will host the Chargers this weekend. The Bengals outscored opponents by 7.8 points per game.
The Colts will host the Chiefs this weekend as the Colts are the 4 seed and the Chiefs the 5. Both teams went 11-5, but the Colts won the AFC South, while the Chiefs finished second in the AFC West. These two met a few weeks back in Kansas City, and the Colts won 23-7.
The 2014 NFL Playoffs begin this weekend. For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2014 AFC Championship, see below.
Odds to win the 2014 AFC Championship
Denver Broncos 5/7
New England Patriots 7/2
Cincinnati Bengals 7/1
Indianapolis Colts 14/1
Kansas City Chiefs 14/1
San Diego Chargers 18/1