Even though the NFL has yet to release the 2022-2023 schedule, everyone is looking forward to next season. Bettors never tire of betting on the NFL, and it has seemed to become a year-round thing. With the NFL draft in the books, and most big-name free agents signed, it’s time to really start looking at the regular season. We’ve taken a look at the NFL Conference Championship Odds to win each conference, and we’ve given you a brief analysis of the top favorites to win each conference.
Conferences Betting Predictions: Who Will Win the AFC & NFC This Season?
American Football Conference Betting Predictions
- Nobody Circles the Wagons Like the Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are the Vegas favorite to win the AFC at +330. The Bills were just one play away from advancing to the AFC Championship game last season. They didn’t mess around this offseason, as they made numerous moves to get them closer to that elusive AFC title.
The biggest move they made this offseason was the signing of Von Miller. Miller will help to improve an already strong pass rush. They also signed wide receiver Jamison Crowder to make a strong receiving group even better.
If Josh Allen continues to improve, the Bills will be right in the thick of the AFC race.
Even after the trade of Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs are still one of the top choices to win the AFC. The oddsmakers have made them a +550 to win the AFC this season. While Patrick Mahomes will have to find a new downfield threat. They did sign Juju Smith-Schuster to man the slot, but they still don’t have a speed guy like Hill.
The Chiefs loaded up on defensive players in the draft. The defense was sporadic at times last season, and they just recently lost Tyrann Mathieu to the New Orleans Saints in free agency. If the defense can hold teams down better this season, Mahomes and company won’t be as pressured to put a ton of points on the board.
National Football Conference Betting Predictions
When Tom Brady announced his retirement, many felt that the Buccaneers would have a hard time making the playoffs. A month later, Brady returned, and now the Bucs are a +350 to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Even though Brady is back, Tampa Bay lost some key players in free agency. They also have some, including Rob Gronkowski, that have yet to sign with anyone.
If some of the aging veterans, including Brady, can stay healthy, this team will be in the hunt for another shot at a Super Bowl. We’ll see if new head coach Todd Bowles has what it takes to lead this team full of egos.
At +450, the Los Angeles Rams are a favorite to win the NFC. Matthew Stafford is back to try and win another ring. Robert Woods is gone, Von Miller signed with Buffalo, Odell Beckham is still a free agent, and Andrew Whitworth has retired. The Rams did sign Allen Robinson, and they also were fortunate enough to get Bobby Wagner to sign with them.
The Rams will need a strong running game to get through the season. If Cam Akers is healthy, the Rams have a great shot at getting two their second-straight Super Bowl.