Breaking down odds to win AFC West in 2022
The AFC West odds situation in 2022 differs markedly from years past when the Kansas City Chiefs sat high above everyone else on the divisional ladder.
This year, anyone could win and three teams have legit odds to win the AFC West. Trades, free agency have bolstered the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers while the Las Vegas Raiders are only 7-1 longshots as the fourth betting choice.
Kansas City Chiefs +155
The Chiefs have won six straight AFC West titles behind an exceptional record at Arrow Head Stadium. At home last season Kansas City was 9-3 and in their last 30 games at home they’ve gone 24-6.
The Chiefs shocked the football world in the offseason when they traded wide receiver Tyreek Hill to Miami. Patrick Holmes does still have his security blanket Travis Kelce, but it will be up to new additions JJ Smith-Schuster, Marques Valdez-Scantling and rookie Skyy Moore to fill the large void left by Hill.
Judging the Chiefs defense by stats alone this season could be difficult because their schedule includes a barrage of the league’s top offenses. Out of last year’s Top 10 offenses the Chiefs face six of them this season.