The Denver Broncos may have won the AFC West title last season en route to their first Super Bowl title since John Elway retired following the 1999 season, but the defending champs look like they could be hard-pressed to simply reach the double-digit win mark in 2016. Thanks to the expert NFL betting lines analysis you’re about to get on the 2016 Total Win Odds, you’re going to find out, not only whether the Broncos have what it takes to win the AFC West in 2016, but the likely win totals for each AFC West Super Bowl hopeful. Okay, with that said, let’s rock and roll!
Betting Predictions on the 2016 NFL Season AFC West Win Totals
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Denver Broncos (9.5)
The Broncos (12-4) may have won it all this past season, but they’re going to have a difficult time duplicating that success thanks to the retirement of Peyton Manning and departure of backup Brock Osweiler. Now the Broncos will look to reach the double-digit win mark, but they may have mediocre veteran Mark Sanchez leading them and that simply doesn’t bode well if you ask me. Still, with an elite defense, the Broncos could surprise in 2016. Now, let’s find out if they will.
I’ve got Denver losing home games against Carolina and Indianapolis in their first two games of the season before dropping other home dates against Kansas City and New England. I also have the Broncos losing road games at Cincinnati, San Diego, Oakland, New Orleans and Kansas City to finish at either 7-9 or potentially 8-8. Either way, the new-look Broncos will struggle to reach the 10-win plateau in 2016.
The Pick: Denver 7-9/Under
Kansas City Chiefs (9.0)
Andy Reid has built a perennial winner in Kansas City (11-5) and they could fly higher than ever in 2016 after winning 11 games last season despite not having dual threat running back Jamal Charles for virtually the entire 2015 campaign. Now, let’s find out why I believe the Chiefs are a lock selection against their 2016 win total odds.
I’ve got Alex Smith and the Chiefs potentially running the table at home in 2016 while losing road games against Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Carolina to easily to their 2016 win total odds by finishing at 13-3 or a more realistic 12-4 or 11-5. No matter, the Chiefs easily reach the 10-win mark!
The Pick: Kansas City 12-4/Over
Oakland Raiders (7.5)
The Oakland Raiders (7-9) are undoubtedly a team on the upswing after winning seven games last season. The Raiders finally have a head coach and a front office with a plan, making them one of the most attractive teams in all of football as far as possible improvement is concerned in 2016. Now, let’s find out if Oakland can reach .500 in 2016.
I’ve got Derek Carr and company losing road games against Baltimore, Kansas City, San Diego and Denver while dropping home games against Houston, Carolina, and Indianapolis to finish with a winning record for the first time since Jess was a baby. Seriously though, the Raiders easily win eight games to top their 2016 win total odds.
The Pick: Oakland 9-7/Over
San Diego Chargers (7.0)
San Diego (4-12) took a huge step backwards in 2015, but they could rebound in a big way if all goes well. The Bolts still have an elite quarterback in Philip Rivers and a running back that should make great strides this coming season in Melvin Gordon. Will they be enough to help San Diego reach eight wins in 2016? Let’s find out!!
I’ve got Philip Rivers and company losing road games against Kansas City, Indianapolis, Oakland, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Carolina while losing one home games against Kansas City to finish at 8-8 and narrowly OVER their 2016 win total odds.
The Pick: San Diego 8-8/Over