The Los Angeles Rams just lifted the Lombardi Trophy to close out the 2021 NFL season. Yet it’s never too early to look ahead to 2022.
And if betting lines from New York online sportsbooks are any indication, we’re in for yet another epic AFC showdown between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
Multiple NY betting apps have listed the Bills and Chiefs as Super Bowl betting co-favorites to win the league championship next season. The two teams that put on one of the best conference championship games in NFL playoff history share the top spot at DraftKings (+750), Caesars (+750), BetMGM (+750) and FanDuel (+700).
Meanwhile, BetRivers (+800) has Buffalo as favorites over Kansas City (+900) to win Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, while the Chiefs are No. 1 at PointsBet (+650) with the Bills coming in at No. 2 (+750).
Can Bills finally get past Chiefs for Super Bowl 2023
According to BetMGM New York, the Bills have the highest ticket (14.2%) and handle (18.3) percentages. As a result, Buffalo represents the biggest liability for the sportsbook.
The previous two Buffalo seasons have ended at the hands of Patrick Mahomes at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. So the key to the 2022 campaign could be securing homefield advantage throughout the postseason.
The Bills are in good hands at quarterback (Josh Allen), head coach (Sean McDermott) and general manager (Brandon Beane). The offseason figures to be about adding pieces so they can avoid a similar fate for a third straight year. That means adding talent at cornerback and edge.
Bringing in more speedy skill-position players around Allen wouldn’t hurt either.
How do NY online sportsbooks view Giants, Jets?
Meanwhile, the rebuilding New York Giants (between +8000 and +12,500) and New York Jets (between +10,000 and +20,000) are significant underdogs to make an unlikely Super Bowl run, according to online sportsbooks in New York.
Both teams can take solace in the ascension of the Cincinnati Bengals, who went from a 4-12 record in 2020 to Super Bowl runner-up. Still, the Giants and Jets are in foundation-building mode. And it might take several years before both become contenders in their respective conferences.
Both NY fan bases will be looking forward to the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28. The Jets have the No. 4 and No. 10 picks, while the Giants hold the No. 5 and No. 7 selections.