Now that the NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and the NFL schedule is out, this is the ideal time to take a look at how the NFL odds have changed in terms of the regular season win totals and odds to win the respective divisions. We’re taking a look at the latest NFL news and odds for the AFC East in this article, so let’s examine the changes.
Buffalo Bills (-150)
- April 24: 10½ -140o/+110u
- May 17: 10½ -155o/+120u
The Buffalo Bills drafted a defensive lineman in the first round of this past NFL draft for the third straight year, selecting Gregory Rousseau. Then they backed him up in the second round with another defensive end in Carlos Basham Jr. These players should be able to improve their 52% pass-rush win rate as they clearly have their eye on beating a team and passing game like the Kansas City Chiefs.
Buffalo was handed the ninth-easiest schedule in the league according to opposing teams winning percentage as well. It will definitely be hard for them to outdo their 13-3 record of last season and considering the fact that all of their division rivals were able to improve over the offseason. We could see them regress just a tiny bit. Though the additions to their defensive line and their relatively easy schedule should keep them close to the 13-win mark once again and going over in the online sportsbook – especially since it’s now a 17-game season.
New England Patriots (+300)
- April 24: 9½ +105o/-135u
- May 17: 9½ EVEN o/-130u
The New England Patriots continued their roster overhaul being busy in free agency and by drafting several key pieces to their roster. They have been steadily improving throughout the entire offseason and decided to fill the rest of their holes through the NFL Draft, selecting quarterback Mac Jones in the first round. This does add some pressure on Cam Newton. The Patriots are tied for the 11th-easiest schedule and are more than prepared to rise above their win total from last year. They’ve normally been pretty quiet in previous free agencies but they were big spenders. Clearly, Bill Belichick doesn’t want to sit around and watch Tom Brady win another Super Bowl.
Miami Dolphins (+325)
- April 24: 9 -125o/-105u
- May 17: 9 -140o/+110u
The Miami Dolphins badly needed more weapons on the offensive side of the ball and they were able to get just that. The team selected standout wide receiver, Jaylen Waddle, out of Alabama in the first round. Waddle is expected to slot into the starting lineup right away and be able to give some much-needed help to their young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. With the addition of Will Fuller V as well, this team has a lot of speed. They have the fifth-easiest schedule and have been able to improve both ends of the ball in the draft. Everything is contingent on Tua developing. He struggled last season and if he isn’t any better, this team is not going to the playoffs.
New York Jets (+1500)
- April 24: 6 -115/-115
- May 17: 6 -105/-125
The New York Jets were huge winners in this year’s NFL draft. They kicked their draft off by replacing the recently traded Sam Darnold, selecting Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick. Then they traded up to snag Alijah Vera-Tucker to bolster a struggling offensive line that badly needed improvements to protect their new franchise quarterback. They also grabbed Elijah Moore, a wide receiver out of Ole Miss, to give Wilson another target in the passing game. Add all of that onto a schedule that is tied for the 11th easiest in the league and they will certainly have a good opportunity to take a jump in their win totals. At the end of the day, the only real way this team can go is up given how bad they were last season.