Arizona Hotshots favored to win inaugural Alliance of American Football championship

The Hotshots begin play next Sunday in Tempe
Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 05:35:29-05

The Alliance of American Football has yet to kick off its inaugural season, but that hasn't stopped oddsmakers from forecasting the first-ever AAF champion.

And if those oddsmakers are correct, fans of the Arizona Hotshots are going to a happy bunch.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has given the Hotshots 5/2 odds to win the inaugural AAF championship, making them the favorites. In second place is the team the Hotshots will host in their first-ever game: the Salt Lake Stallions, who come in at 4/1.

The Hotshots and Stallions will meet next Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on NFL Network. Go here for ticket info.

The Hotshots are one of eight teams that are part of the new AAF. They will play their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Go here for the Hotshots' full schedule.

"It's pretty sweet, because we're the better team already," Hotshots linebacker and ASU alum Carl Bradford said about being favored to win it all. "Prepare to win and we will win. It's gonna be fun. It's gonna be a good show."

The Hotshots are comprised of former collegiate and/or NFL players, many of whom played for the Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats. Along with Bradford, former ASU stars Will Sutton, Marcus Hardison, Robert Nelson and Rashad Ross will be part of the Hotshots' opening-day roster. Joining them will be former Wildcat stars Scooby Wright III and Nick Folk.

"Come check us out," Wright said. "There's no reason not to come see quality football played for a good price."