As the NFL season approaches, fans and bettors alike eagerly anticipate the outcome of the highly competitive AFC East.
This has been the Buffalo Bills’ division since Tom Brady left the New England Patriots, with Josh Allen and co. claiming their third consecutive AFC East crown last year.
However, with Aaron Rodgers now leading the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins continuing to strengthen, this division should be competitive as ever.
Let’s take a look at the latest AFC East winner odds.
AFC East Winner Betting Odds 2023-24
NFL betting odds used for these best bets are from Wednesday, May 17, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Buffalo Bills (+115)
- New York Jets (+280)
- Miami Dolphins (+280)
- New England Patriots (+900)
The odds reveal an intriguing balance of power within the division.
The Bills are the frontrunners with +115 odds to win the division for a fourth straight season, reflecting their strong roster and recent success.
The Jets and Dolphins share +280 odds, indicating a competitive battle between the two teams looking to unseat Buffalo. Meanwhile, the Patriots face the longest odds at +900, suggesting a perceived underdog status despite their storied history.
AFC East Winner Best Bet
New York Jets (+280)
The Jets finished with a 7-10 record last season, but their chances to win the AFC East have skyrocketed after a monumental offseason.
The acquisition of Rodgers, a proven elite (albeit aging) quarterback, along with the signing of his favorite target Allen Lazard, has injected much-needed offensive firepower into a team that has often been held back by inconsistent quarterback play.
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With one of the top defenses in the NFL last season, anchored by reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner, the Jets now appear more balanced on both sides of the ball.
The Jets haven’t won the AFC East since 2002, but they’ve got as good a shot as ever to end that drought with Rodgers leading the way.
AFC Divisional Futures Odds & Picks
AFC East Winner Sleeper Pick
Miami Dolphins (+280)
The Dolphins’ chances to win the AFC East have received a significant boost thanks to some shrewd moves on the defensive side of the ball this offseason.
The acquisition of Jalen Ramsey, a top-tier cornerback, adds to an already solid secondary that also features Xavien Howard, while the signing of linebacker David Long gives new DC Vic Fangio another talented playmaker to work with.
However, Miami’s success ultimately hinges on the health of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered multiple concussions last season.
If Tagovailoa can stay healthy and showcase his full potential, the Dolphins have a real shot at competing for the division title.