Heading into the 2022-23 season, many felt that the AFC was going to be the dominant conference. Preseason predictions saw many saying that the AFC West could actually have four playoff teams, the AFC East would be loaded, and the race for the playoffs was going to be a battle. Heading into Week 15, the playoff picture is much clearer than many had predicted. With the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders struggling, and only one team getting in from the AFC South, there won’t be a log jam fighting for the Wild Card spots.
The latest odds to win the AFC have been released, and it’s time to take a look at some of the favorites to represent the American Football Conference in the Super Bowl.
Who Are the Betting and Odds Favorites to Win the AFC Championship?
Buffalo Bills +170
Heading into the weekend, the Buffalo Bills are the #1 seed in the AFC Playoffs and would have home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs. Having home-field advantage would be huge for the Bills, as the weather in Buffalo in January can play a huge role in how the game goes.
As long as Josh Allen can take care of the ball and stay away from making the huge mistakes that have plagued the Bills in their losses this season, the Bills have a great shot at winning the conference. Even though their defense has struggled as of late, and they will be without Von Miller for the rest of the season, this team has the chance to finally get to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs +240
When the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill away, many felt that the Chiefs offense wouldn’t be the same. Well, Andy Reid changed some of his offensive philosophies, and the Chiefs have continued to score points in bunches. Patrick Mahomes has utilized numerous wide receivers, along with his favorite target, tight end Travis Kelce, to continue to make the Chiefs offense one of the best in the league.
Defensively, the Chiefs have had a nice season as well. Kansas City still has a shot at the top seed, but with a loss to Buffalo earlier in the season, they would lose a tiebreaker. Mahomes has shown a penchant for coming up big in the postseason, so the Chiefs will be a very dangerous team.
Cincinnati Bengals +525
Early in the season, the Bengals were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover. Once they got over that, the Bengals have now been on a roll. Joe Burrow is quickly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The offensive line issues have been getting better, and the Bengals offensive weapons have gotten healthy. The Bengals defense has also improved. Cincinnati is in a battle with Baltimore to win the AFC North, and if they can win that battle, it will greatly improve their chances at winning another AFC title.
Baltimore Ravens +900
The Ravens AFC title chances rest solely on the shoulders of Lamar Jackson. With his injury status still unknown, we’re not sure if or when Jackson will return. With backup Tyler Huntley now in the concussion protocol, the Ravens have a lot of questions to answer. They play physical, and the defense has been getting better. If they head into the postseason healthy, they have a good chance of winning the conference.