Cincinnati Bengals Betting Guide

Schedule, Odds, And Predictions

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For the first time in 31 years, the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game. As a reward, Joe Burrow and company travel to face the AFC’s top seed, the Tennessee Titans, off a bye week. The Bengals are road underdogs and the over/under is . On the other sideline, Derrick Henry may return for this game after missing much of the regular season with a foot injury. The Titans defense was able to put a cap on opposing passing games, ranking eighth in dropback EPA over the last six weeks of the season.

Below, you can find Cincinnati Bengals odds for 2022. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.

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Cincinnati Bengals futures odds

Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures.

Bengals Super Bowl odds

The Cincinnati Bengals currently sit at +1300 to win Super Bowl LVI after advancing past the Wild Card round. Preseason, the Bengals were listed as high as +15000.

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Bengals prop bets

Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. This season, Burrow was the main focus when it came to prop betting. For example, his passing yard total against the Browns was projected to be 245.5 yards. Burrow picked up 316 yards in the Week 2 loss but cashed out for those who took the over on his passing prop. Other players to see plenty of prop attention include Higgins, Boyd, and running back Joe Mixon.

Search below for Cincinnati Bengals team or player props currently being offered at sportsbooks. You can also look around at other teams and players using this tool. Happy shopping!

Cincinnati Bengals 2021 schedule and betting odds

A look at the schedule for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021. Also provided are game spreads from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Week DateOpponentKickoff Time
Week 1Sunday, Sept. 12vs. Minnesota Vikings1 p.m. ET
Week 2Sunday, Sept. 19at Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET
Week 3Sunday, Sept. 26at Pittsburgh Steelers1 p.m. ET
Week 4Thursday, Sept. 30vs. Jacksonville Jaguars8:20 p.m. ET
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 10vs. Green Bay Packers1 p.m. ET
Week 6Sunday, Oct. 17at Detroit Lions1 p.m. ET
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 24at Baltimore Ravens1 p.m. ET
Week 8Sunday, Oct. 31at New York Jets1 p.m. ET
Week 9Sunday, Nov. 7vs. Cleveland Browns1 p.m. ET
Week 10BYEN/AN/A
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 21at Las Vegas Raiders4:05 p.m. ET
Week 12Sunday, Nov. 28vs. Pittsburgh Steelers1 p.m. ET
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 5vs. LA Chargers1 p.m. ET
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 12vs. San Francisco 49ers1 p.m. ET
Week 15Sunday, Dec. 19at Denver Broncos4:05 p.m. ET
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 26vs. Baltimore Ravens1 p.m. ET
Week 17Sunday, Jan. 2vs. Kansas City Chiefs1 p.m. ET
Week 18Sunday, Jan. 9at Cleveland Browns1 p.m. ET

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How to bet on the Cincinnati Bengals

Moneyline

The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:

  • Patriots -125
  • Bengals +210

The Bengals are considered underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +210), paying out $310 total for a $100 bet ($210 in winnings). The Patriots are the favorite in this matchup, requiring a $125 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.

Point spread

Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:

  • Rams -4.5 (-110)
  • Bengals +4.5 (-110)

In this example, Los Angeles is favored by 4.5 points, indicated by “-4.5.” If the Rams win the game 22-17, the Rams (-4.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Bengals keep the game within four and lose 23-20, the Bengals (+4.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.

Point total (over/under)

The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, in a Bengals matchup with the Eagles, the game had a projected point total of 48.5 points. The Eagles and Bengals tied 23-23, for a combined point total of 46 points. Those that bet the under in the game would have cashed out.

In-play and live betting

Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Bengals (-225) were heavily favored against the Texans (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Bengals to win would win just $4.44.

However, say the Bengals fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Texans, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Bengals to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Cincinnati (+130) at halftime and the Bengals pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).

This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Texans (+190) in that game, but Cincinnati jumps out to a 10-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on the Bengals (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.

Parlays and teasers

You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.

Bengals 2020 recap

Record: 4-11-1

Record ATS: 9-7

Over/under record: 7-8-1

4-11-1 isn’t much to celebrate, but the Bengals exceeded expectations in almost every category. Games against the Browns that were projected to be blowouts remained close and Cincinnati even spoiled the Steelers’ undefeated party. The offense was capable even without a strong offensive line and Joe Burrow was well on his way to putting together a Rookie of the Year campaign before his injury. Reserve running back Giovanni Bernard even showed signs of life in Joe Mixon’s absence.

The real surprise is the Bengals’ 9-7 record against the spread this season. After selecting first overall in the NFL Draft, Cincinnati wasn’t expected to do much of anything this year, often digging themselves in point spread holes. However, Burrow’s magic and Zac Taylor’s sound coaching kept the Bengals in games. They were wins of attrition though, as the Bengals finished below 0.500 against the point total.

Bengals 2021 offseason moves

Trades: None

Re-signings: DL Mike Daniels (one year, $2.5 million)

Free agent losses: EDGE Carl Lawson (to Jets), CB William Jackson (to Washington), WR A.J. Green (to Cardinals), T Bobby Hart (to Bills), CB McKensie Alexander (to Vikings)

Free agent signings: EDGE Trey Hendrickson (four years, $60 million), T Riley Reiff (two years, $7.5 million), CB Mike Hilton (four years, $24 million), CB Chidobe Awuzie (three years, $21.8 million), EDGE Larry Ogunjobi (one year, $6.2 million), Ricardo Allen (one year, $1.5 million)

Draft picks: WR Ja’Marr Chase, OT Jackson Carman, EDGE Joseph Assai, K Evan McPherson, RB Chris Evans