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Odds to win the AFC North: +274
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +4312
2018 record: 10-6
Over/Under wins: 8.5 over +117/-139
Baltimore is built around a good defense and they made a big splash in free agency when they signed Earl Thomas this offseason to solidify their secondary. Their defense will certainly win them games this season but as we know, you need to have offensive success to thrive in the NFL. The Ravens went run heavy last year as soon as Lamar Jackson took over behind center and their offense lacked because of it. Until Lamar Jackson can consistently move the ball through the air, the Ravens ceiling is capped at a .500 team.
Odds to win the AFC North: +2449
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +17761
2018 record: 6-10
Over/Under wins: 6 over +111/-132
The Bengals are the team in the AFC North that has been forgotten about. They’re the worst team in the division going into the season, nothing about them really excites you, and Andy Dalton is a very average quarterback. New coach Zac Taylor takes over and if he can have a big impact on their offense, the Bengals could be an intriguing long shot to win this division. With a good offensive line, a good offensive scheme, Andy Dalton is a competent quarterback who is good enough to make plays. Unfortunately, A.J. Green has gone down with an ankle injury during training camp that will put him out into the first couple weeks of the season, if not more. If this wasn’t the case, the Bengals to win the division would have been an interesting dart.
Odds to win the AFC North: +138
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +1504
2018 record: 7-8-1
Over/Under wins: 9 over -107/-111
The Browns have completely overturned their roster ever since their new front office changed to a more analytical approach. The Browns have now transitioned from the worst team in the league year in and year out into possible Super Bowl contenders in only a couple of seasons as the roster is one of the more complete in the league while still being young by NFL standards. The hype might be a little too high going into this season as they are still unproven, and we may be looking more into how well they’re set up for the future, but they should be a solid team. An argument can be made that Baker Mayfield must improve, which is true, but he had a stellar rookie campaign. Oh yeah, they added Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason to help. They’re definitely being overpriced by the market so look for favorable prices on their win total under.
Odds to win the AFC North: +175
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +2230
2018 record: 7-8-1
Over/Under wins: 9 over -123/+103
Another offseason filled with drama in Steelers camp and we have finally seen some changes. Le’Veon is off to play for the Jets and Antonio Brown was shipped to Oakland. Bell isn’t a huge loss as James Conner looked to be a serviceable back as his replacement (and the whole running backs don’t matter thing) but the Brown loss could have bigger effects seen this season. JuJu Smith-Schuster fills in as WR1 but after that, there aren’t a ton of proven options. Ben Roethlisberger is still behind center so their offense will be fine and being at the top of the division is still likely but losing a top five WR is never easy to replace. The market seems to be pricing the Steelers correctly going into the season as there is no value to be found.