They were formally the Las Vegas Gladiators. Let’s take a look at Arena Football odds for the Eastern Division in 2008. Arena Football odds in the Eastern Division should have Dallas favored in nearly every game. Dallas has won 28 of their last 32 regular season games over the last two years. The problem has been the playoffs where they are just 1-2. QB Clint Dolezel (4,475 yards and 107 TDs) returns. Last season the Desperados led the AFL in scoring with 63.5 points per game and they should lead the league again. They are a serious contender to win every game this season in Arena Football betting. The Desperados also have the easiest schedule in the league and will be a serious contender every week in Arena Football odds.
The second best team in Arena Football odds in the Eastern Division in 2008 looks to be the Philadelphia Soul. They finished just 8-8 a year ago but expectations are high in Philly and from gamblers that look at Arena Football betting. Veteran QB Tony Graziani (2,841 yards and 64 TDs in 12 games in ’07) returns and he will be helped out by top free agent addition Chris Jackson. Philadelphia is a team to consider going Under in Arena Football odds as they have a solid defense.
Columbus may have gone to the Arena Bowl last year but it was more a fluke than anything else as Arena Football odds experts remember. A 7-9 team does not belong in the Championship game and they won’t make it this season according to Arena Football odds experts. The Destroyers do have QB Matt Nagy, who passed for 3,557 yards and 75 scores last season to impact Arena Football odds. Nearly everyone else is new. This is a tough division and Columbus is not going to get lucky two years in a row in Arena Football betting.
New York impacts Arena Football odds on the arm of QB Aaron Garcia. When healthy New York is a decent bet but when he is not they struggle. Playing with Dallas and Philly in this division though is tough and Cleveland is no pushover anymore in terms of Arena Football odds.
There is no doubt the Gladiators will be much better out of Las Vegas. They have a new head coach in Mike Wilpolt and some new players including veteran QB Raymond Philyaw. There is no doubt the Gladiators will impact Arena Football betting this season.