Arena Football odds for the Southern Division in 2008 will only have four teams since Austin is now out.
Georgia was far and away the best team in Arena Football odds in this division last year but Orlando and Tampa Bay can compete. New Orleans is also not a disaster and can impact Arena Football betting. Arena Football odds in the Southern Division start with the Georgia Force. Somehow they blew the National Conference Championship to Columbus but Georgia is a solid team in Arena Football betting. The Force is led byAFL record-setting QB Chris Greisen who had 117 TD passes. The problem for Georgia is that they have to replace both WR Chris Jackson (free agent to Philadelphia) and WR Derek Lee (free agent to Columbus). That could be a problem and impact Arena Football odds. Georgia could take a step back in Arena Football odds this season.
Arena Football odds on Orlando should be interesting this season. The Predators are almost always a solid bet in Arena Football betting. They have not had a losing year since 1991. QB Shane Stafford is decent and the offense is solid. The problem could be on defense where Orlando lost DL Greg White and DB Lin-J Shell. The replacements will have to step up immediately but that is usually the case in Orlando and in Arena Football betting. Look for the Predators to have a winning record versus Arena Football odds.
New Orleans should improve in terms of Arena Football odds in 2008. Last year was their first losing season ever. QB Steve Bellisari returns and he was excellent last season as a rookie. New Orleans added WR Derrick Lewis, WR/DB B.J. Barre and WR DeAndrew Rubin. New Orleans should be a much improved team this season. The VooDoo should be explosive and impact Arena Football odds all year long.
Tampa Bay should also be competitive in Arena Football odds this season.
QB Brett Dietz was Co-AFL Rookie of the Year last season. Free agent WR/LB David Saunders is back as well. Tampa can definitely impact Arena Football odds in the Southern Division this season. Look for the Storm to seriously challenge for the division title.