Super Bowl odds have the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers as the Super Bowl betting favorites to win the AFC while the New England Patriots are a good dark horse. The Indianapolis Colts are the Super Bowl odds favorite after compiling strong Super Bowl betting credentials as the number one seed in the AFC with a record of 14-2 straight up and 10-5-1 against the spread.
The Colts have one of the elite quarterbacks in Super Bowl gambling with Peyton Manning. The problem the Colts have is that they lost their last two games in poor fashion after staring off 14-0. The Colts lackluster finish has turned off some handicappers who originally liked them with the Super Bowl odds.
The San Diego Chargers are the other top favorite with the Super Bowl odds in the AFC. San Diego finished 13-3 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread. Unlike the Colts, the Chargers finished strong down the stretch had have impressed everyone handicapping the Super Bowl odds with 11 consecutive straight up wins to end the year.
San Diego improved its chances of success with the Super Bowl odds by improving its traditionally weak defense and ranked a solid 11th in scoring. The New England Patriots are a traditional top contender from the AFC with the Super Bowl odds and have all of the components to be a dangerous threat.
New England has been inconsistent this year but in the past has played their best football when playing in the post season. New England has assets to beat the Super Bowl odds such as head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots have a solid defense that ranked 5th overall for points permitted.
The other playoff teams from the AFC are the Cincinnati Bengals, champions of the AFC North. The two wild card teams are the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens would be a solid long shot choice as they have a tough defense and made the AFC championship game last year.