Are The Chargers Undervalued In AFC West Betting Odds?

  • The Kansas City Chiefs have -300 odds to win the division.
  • The Denver Broncos are projected to have a more successful season than the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • The Chiefs to finish first in the division and Chargers to finish second has +210 odds.

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to win the AFC West with relative ease. Sportsbooks are also projecting the Denver Broncos to finish second, ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Division Winner Odds

Considering the Chiefs are the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl, it’s expected to see that the Kansas City Chiefs as a heavy favorite in the division.

AFC West Division Winner Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs -300
  • Denver Broncos +550
  • Los Angeles Chargers +575
  • Las Vegas Raiders +1800

In what could be in stunning fashion, NFL betting sites believe the Denver Broncos have a better shot at taking down the Chiefs than the Los Angeles Chargers do. This is likely due to the fact that the Broncos are a possible landing spot for Aaron Rodgers or even Deshaun Watson.

However, as it stands their QB room is Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater which should bring bettors’ attention to other teams in the division.

Straight Forecast Betting

There are some NFL betting sites, like Bovada, that are offering straight forecast betting which allows a bettor to wager on the order of the top two teams in the division standings.

AFC West Straight Forecast Odds

  • Chiefs/Broncos +160
  • Chiefs/Chargers +210
  • Broncos/Chiefs +600
  • Chargers/Chiefs +725
  • Chiefs/Raiders +750

Last season the Chargers were ninth in yards per game (382.1) while the Broncos were 23rd (335.6). Los Angeles also had a better defense, allowing just 343.4 yards per game compared to Denver’s 367.9.

Further, the Chargers lost seven one-score games in 2020 which could’ve easily turned their 7-9 record into something much more spectacular.

It seems as if the Chargers are being undervalued due to the outside possibility that Aaron Rodgers could be traded to Denver. Betting on the Chiefs to win the division and the Chargers to place send at +210 could be the best bet the AFC West has to offer.

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