The AFC East recent history starts and ends with the
The Dolphins own a record 14 AFC East Division wins, but they’ve won just once since 2001, breaking up New England’s run of success in 2008. The Bills haven’t won a divison title since 1995 and haven’t made the playoffs in any manner since 1999, the longest active playoff drought in the NFL.
AFC East Betting Lines Today
All the AFC East betting lines are displayed below so make sure you check back frequently to locate the best bets. You’ll be able to compare moneyline, spread and over/under lines.
AFC East Standings Right Now
This is where you can get all the up to date information on the AFC East standings, and if the New England Patriots aren’t the team on top of the group, you’ve got yourself quite the scoop.
While it’s true that the Patriots may not look to be the same dominant power that’s ruled over the NFL the past 15 years – they’ve only won the Super Bowl once in the past 11 years after all – you’re not about to find anyone in the know who is ready to count the Patriots out.
They are listed by Bovada at plus-700 to win Super Bowl 51 and those are the lowest odds given to any NFL team, once again making the Patriots the favorites to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy. No other AFC East team is given much of a chance to play in the big game. The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are both plus-5000 to win the Super Bowl, while the Miami Dolphins bring up the rear in the division at plus-6600.
|Regular AFC Conference East|
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|4||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|Regular AFC Conference North|
|Regular AFC Conference South|
|Regular AFC Conference West|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|4||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
How To Win At AFC East Betting
To no one’s surprise, sportsbooks are laying the New England Patriots as the favorites to again win the AFC East Division title in 2016. Bovada lists the Patriots at minus-210 to win the division.
That makes the Patriots largest favorite to win a division. The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are both listed at plus-525, while the Miami Dolphins are a whopping plus-800 to take it all in the AFC East this season.
BetOnline likes the Patriots even more at minus-250, with both the Bills and Jets listed at plus-550 and the Dolphins at a whopping plus-1000.
These odds remain firm on the success of the Patriots even though it’s likely quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the NFL season while under NFL suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal during the 2015 AFC Championship Game. Even minus Brady, the Patriots play just one road game and two games against teams that finished .500 or worse during the opening four games of the season, so it’s possible that Brady won’t be missed all that much.
The New England Patriots are not only favorites to win Super Bowl 51, the are the favorites to win the AFC Championship Game at plus-350, given the greatest odds of any team of reaching the Super Bowl.
After all, the Super Bowl is a game that New England has appeared in three times since 2008 and seven times since 2002 and they have appeared in the last five AFC Championship Games.
The Buffalo Bills (plus-2500), New York Jets (plus-2500) and Miami Dolphins (plus-3300) are all longshots to get there and with good reason. The Bills last reached the AFC Championship Game in 1994. The Jets were there most recently in 2010, and you’ve got to go all the way back to 1993 to find an appearance by the Dolphins.
While the Patriots look to be a lock to wrap up another AFC East title, it’s hard to project betting on them to do so as being a good idea. You won’t get a very good price by wagering on New England and as enticing as the odds are on the Bills and especially the Jets, who are coming off a 10-6 2015 season, it’s difficult to fathom either of those teams toppling the Patriots unless disaster were to strike the New England roster.
Maybe you want to look at the odds of making a futures bet on the over/under for each team’s 2016 regular-season wins totals. The Patriots are listed at minus-155 to go over 10.5 wins but considering they’ve averaged 12.5 wins the past six years, it’s hard to bet against that.
The Jets at even money to win over eight games might also be a tough call to make, as are the Dolphins at minus-115 to go over seven wins. But the Bills, who are minus-115 to go over eight wins and also -115 to go under eight wins. Coming off an eight-win season that saw some key skill players laden by injury and with a defense that’s been shored up significantly, the over on Buffalo here looks to be a wager worth considering.