No team has won the AFC North three consecutive years since the division transformed from the AFC Central in 2002. The Baltimore Ravens will attempt to accomplish the feat this season as they seek their seventh overall division title. Baltimore ran away with the crown in 2019, winning its final 12 regular-season games while being led by MVP Lamar Jackson to finish with an NFL-best 14-2 record.
The Ravens are expected to cruise to the top again, as they are -180 favorites in the latest 2020 NFL odds, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are listed at +275 in the latest AFC North odds from William Hill. Before making any 2020 NFL picks on who wins the AFC North, or any division, be sure to check out the latest NFL predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and has crushed human experts on a consistent basis. Since its 2015 inception, the model is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks.
And when it comes to NFL win totals, the model is coming off another banner year. In 2019, it went 18-11 on its over-under picks, with three pushes.
The model's top 2020 AFC North predictions
The model says the Steelers are overvalued at +275 in the latest 2020 NFL odds to capture the AFC North title and win the division in only 14.9 percent of simulations.
Pittsburgh won two straight and three of four division crowns before Baltimore's current run, but fell on hard times last season, losing its final three games to end the campaign with an 8-8 record. Injuries played a big role in the team's struggles, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the year after hurting his right elbow in Week 2. Leg ailments caused running back James Conner to miss six of the final nine contests, while wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was sidelined four games due to a knee injury.
Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges were less than impressive in relief of Roethlisberger, who underwent surgery and will be ready to start the 2020 season. But even though he set career-highs with 5,129 passing yards and 34 touchdown tosses in 2018, the 16-year veteran is 38 years old and may not be able to regain his form after the long period of inactivity.
How to make 2020 AFC North picks
Instead, the model also says one AFC North team boasts a win probability that exceeds its implied odds. You can only see who it is, and the percent of the time each team wins the AFC North, over at SportsLine.
Which team is the best value in the AFC North 2020 odds? And how often does every team win the division? Visit SportsLine right now to see projected win totals, divisional odds and playoff odds for every team in the AFC North, all from an uncanny model that crushed its NFL picks, and find out.