The SaberCats have won the last two Division titles and they won an ArenaBowl championship last season. The Western Division is more competitive this season and that should be indicated in Arena Bowl odds. Arena football odds for the Western Division begin with San Jose. The SaberCats are going to be tough in Arena Football betting against this season. The SaberCats are trying to become the first team in AFL history to win back-to-back championships since the Tampa Bay Storm won two straight in 1995-96. The offense looks solid with QB Mark Grieb (career-high 100 TDs in ’07) and receiver James Roe (127 receptions for 1,560 yards and 40 TDs last year). The team does have a new defensive coordinator but still looks strong and will impact Arena Football odds. San Jose should be a serious Arena Football betting contender all season.
The team that could surprise this year in Arena Football betting is Los Angeles. They may be ready to put some heat on San Jose in Arena Football betting. Third-year QB Sonny Cumbie (4,370 passing yards and 80 TDs in ’07) looks good and the receivers are talented. The defense may need to fill a few holes but overall Los Angeles looks to impact Arena Football odds.
Arizona is looking to bounce back from their worst finish (4-12) in team history last season. New head coach Kevin Guy is starting over. Lang Campbell (Austin) and Jeff Smoker (Nashville) will battle to become the starting quarterback and see who impacts Arena Football odds. Burley is back and that is good news considering he was a star offensive player and impacted Arena Football odds. If Arizona can find some defense they could impact Arena Football odds.
Utah is a fun team to consider in Arena Football odds. They are high scoring in Arena Football odds and usually give a good effort. They are led by QB Joe Germaine, who set an AFL record with 5,005 yards passing last year. The team lost AFL Offensive Player of the Year WR Siaha Burley to free agency so it will be interesting to see who impacts Arena Football odds this year.