Chicago won the division last year with a 12-4 mark, while Kansas City was a surprise. Let’s take a look at Central Division Arena Football odds for 2008. Arena Football odds in the Central start with Chicago. The lost in the American Conference Championship game but were competitive with San Jose in that game. The Rush now has QB Sherdrick Bonner and WR Damian Harrell replacing QB Matt D’Orazio (Philadelphia) and WR Bobby Sippio (NFL). The rest of the team looks solid and they should have similar success in terms of Arena Football betting. FB Dan Alexander, who set the AFL single-season rushing record last year with 426 yards and 41 TDs for Nashville is now with Chicago. The defense is a beast as they ranked #1 in the league a year ago impacting Arena Football odds.
Arena Football odds show that Colorado gave San Jose a good game in the playoffs. The team lost WR Damian Harrell to free agency and he always impacted Arena Football odds. Veteran QB John Dutton (4,312 passing yards with 84 TDs) returns for his ninth season but he is sometimes inconsistent and negatively impacts Arena Football betting games. Last year things went well for Colorado but losing Harrell hurts and the Crush could slip in Arena Football odds in 2008.
Kansas City was a surprise in Arena Football odds a year ago. They went 10-6 after going 3-13 the previous year. They lost QB Raymond Philyaw so that is a concern. They will look to veteran QB John Fitzgerald. The Brigade returns AFL Co-Rookie of the Year WR Charles Frederick (115 catches for 1,385 yards and 21 TDs) who impacts Arena Football betting. Kansas City also added free agent WR Mike Horacek from New York who can impact Arena Football odds. The Kansas City defense was tough and looks strong again according to Arena Football betting experts.
Arena Football odds had Grand Rapids an underdog most of the time last year. It is a whole new coaching staff and philosophy this year. They return QB Adrian McPherson (3,193 passing yards with 51 TDs and nine rushing scores), but that may not be good news. It could be that backup James MacPherson gets the job soon. Last year, the team ranked last in the AFL in scoring defense, allowing 63.4 points per game. Perhaps Grand Rapids can be better in Arena Football odds if James MacPherson takes over at quarterback.