Anehein, Canada (PressExposure) July 10, 2009 -- Sports bettors have been looking over the numbers for this division and it is hard to believe any team other than the San Diego Chargers will win this one.
SPORTSBETTING.com has the NFL odds up for the AFC West:
Oakland Raiders - 11 - 1 Kansas City Chiefs - 8 - 1 Denver Broncos - 4 - 1 San Diego Chargers - 4 - 11
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- The big questions still exist all over this division. How will Matt Cassel perform without the New England system surrounding him. A mediocre coaching staff, mediocre system, weak offensive line and mediocre receiving corps...sports bettors, I wouldn't count on Cassel leading this team to a playoff spot, and certainly not a division title. Can Kyle Orton and Josh McDaniel pull it together in Mile High? It's going to be tough.
Their star receiver, Brandon Marshall wants out, their defense looks like they'll be bad (except for all-world corner Champ Bailey) and the schedule doesn't do them any favors. It starts soft with Cincinnati, Cleveland and Oakland, and bettors will want to watch for good spots to get their money down on them early, before hitting a brutal five-game stretch (Dallas, New England, San Diego, Baltimore and Pittsburgh). With odds of 4-1 on them to win the division at most online sportsbooks there is really no value in betting on the Broncos in this spot.
The raiders...well...forget about them challenging for the division. Al Davis has been successful at running this franchise into the ground and every year demonstrates an ability to drill them down a little further (see that draft this summer). It's still bad in Oakland, but that said, I'll be looking for spots to bet on the Raiders, as the defense can compete and there should be some value on taking the points with the big numbers.
The Chargers need to get focused and get over themselves. Suck it up, quit whining and play ball...yes we're talking to you LaDainian Tomlinson, you Philip Rivers and you Merriman.
They still have talent everywhere and will be the cream of the AFC West crop and could make a deep playoff run.
Good luck with future betting as we get closer to the NFL pre-season odds.
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