The AFC West may be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL this upcoming season. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are looking to defend their title, the Los Angeles Chargers are back healthy and the Raiders are making the move from Oakland to Las Vegas after recording their best season in three years. Then there's the Denver Broncos, who appear to have their quarterback of the future in Drew Lock and a completely new offense loaded with young weapons.
It's fair to say that Vic Fangio and the Broncos could be primed for a breakout season in 2020 -- even in a tough division. Earlier this offseason, William Hill Sports Book opened with the Broncos' win total at 7.5 with the Under favored at -120 and the Over at even money. While the actual win total hasn't shifted, the Over is now priced at -140, as bettors are apparently more than confident that the Broncos will finish the 2020 season with at least eight wins.
According to William Hill, the Broncos' Over is getting 99 percent of the total dollars wagered, making it the only NFL win total to get 99 percent on either side for total dollars wagered or total number of tickets. Broncos Over 7.5 has also attracted 92 percent of the total number of tickets -- which only trails the Arizona Cardinals' Over 7 at 95 percent. No NFL team's win total has drawn more dollars wagered than Denver's, and only the win totals for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears have received more tickets. One Nevada bettor even placed $9,756 on Broncos Over 7.5 (-125) for a potential total payout of $17,560.80, which is the largest NFL win total bet taken at William Hill thus far.
The Chiefs are tied for the highest NFL win total with the Baltimore Ravens at 11.5, but that hasn't stopped William Hill bettors from backing the reigning Super Bowl champs, as 75 percent of the total number of tickets and 79 percent of the total dollars wagered have come in on the Over. The only team in the AFC West that has seen its win total change is the Chargers. After opening at 7.5 (Over -110, Under -110), Los Angeles is now up to 8 with the Over priced at -115. The Chargers have seen the lowest amount (59 percent) of the total number of tickets on their Over in the division; however, when it comes to money placed on the Over, they've had 82 percent of the total dollars wagered on their Over, trailing only the Broncos in that category in their division.
The Raiders' Over 7.5 has received 65 percent of the total number of tickets, but they are the only AFC West team that has gotten the majority of the total dollars wagered on the Under, at 53 percent.
As of June 10, the AFC West teams have made up 16 percent of the total number of bets and 15 percent of the total dollars wagered of all win total bets placed at William Hill.