Best Bengals Betting Lines 2022
The Bengals shocked the NFL world in 2021 by coming within four points of a Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams. To get there, Cincinnati first took the AFC North with a 10-7 regular-season mark before going on a memorable three-game playoff run capped off by a 27-24 overtime victory against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Joe Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick a year earlier, came back from the ACL injury that cut short his rookie season after 10 games to throw for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in the regular season before compiling 1,105 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions over their four-game postseason run.
Given last season’s success, Zac Taylor‘s squad did only some selective retooling this offseason. Cincinnati did attack its primary weakness last season, the offensive line, by adding three new linemen in Ted Karras, Alex Cappa, and La’el Collins.
The Bengals then turned their attention to defense in the first two days of the draft, nabbing Michigan safety Daxton Hill, Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, and Florida defensive lineman Zachary Carter in the first three rounds.
Bengals Futures Betting Odds
Note: These Bengals futures bet odds are current as of Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. ET and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. But be careful, as many of these NFL futures odds might shift as we get closer to the 2022 NFL season.
- Win Total: Over 9.5 (-130) / Under 9.5 (+110)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (-144) / No (+118)
- Win AFC North: (+170)
- Win AFC Championship: (+1200)
- Win Super Bowl 57: (+2200)
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Bengals Super Bowl 57 Odds
Bengals to Win Super Bowl (+2200)
The Bengals surprisingly sport the 10th-shortest Super Bowl winner odds as of late August, noteworthy given their status as reigning AFC champions.
Granted, Cincinnati’s 10-7 mark last regular season was the weakest of all division winners, but with Burrow having enjoyed a healthy offseason, Ja’Marr Chase now boasting one spectacular rookie season under his belt and a refortified offensive line, the Bengals’ offense could well run even smoother and hit its stride much quicker than a year ago.
One of the keys to more frequent success on offense will be what should be much better pass protection for Burrow after Cincinnati’s offensive line allowed the third-most sacks (55) a season ago. That should also provide Joe Mixon with even more running lanes than last season, when he averaged 4.1 yards per carry.
On the defensive side, the Bengals took their level of play on that side of the ball to another level during the postseason and will look to carry that momentum over into 2022. Cincy’s defensive unit has remained largely unchanged, but the experience of last season should prove invaluable and make them an even more cohesive group.
It’s also worth noting the Bengals enter 2022 with several impressive wins on their resume from last season, victories over teams that they’ll likely have to topple again to be in a position to win the Super Bowl — Cincinnati beat Baltimore twice and the Chiefs once during the regular season, and they narrowly lost to the Packers and 49ers in overtime.
Bengals AFC Championship Odds
Bengals to Win AFC Championship (+1200)
Given the positives already discussed for the reigning AFC champs, Cincinnati has a strong chance of repeating despite some formidable competition. At (+1200), the Bengals sport the fifth-shortest odds, and the list of teams ahead of them is admittedly a who’s who — the Bills (+350), Chiefs (+500), Chargers (+850), Broncos (+850), Ravens (+950), and Colts (+1200).
Nevertheless, Cincy’s stalwart personnel on either side of the ball gives them a chance against the rest of the AFC’s top tier, almost all of which have some concerns of their own.
The Bills do appear to be the most bulletproof, but the Bengals knocked off the Chiefs twice last season and KC now has significantly reduced firepower on offense with Tyreek Hill now in Miami.
Then, the Chargers floundered badly down the stretch last season, the Broncos may well have an acclimation curve in Russell Wilson’s first season in Denver, and the Browns could experience the same under Deshaun Watson, who could also miss some games due to league discipline.
Bengals AFC North Winner Odds
Bengals to Win AFC North (+170)
The Bengals’ (+170) price puts them behind the Ravens in terms of division-winning odds. The Ravens did trade away Marquise Brown, but Lamar Jackson will still have a bigger arsenal to work with than last season considering the returns of J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards from ACL tears.
The Steelers are widely considered to be in transition during their first season since 2004 without Ben Roethlisberger on the roster.
While the division does figure to be a three-team dogfight, the Bengals’ talent and pedigree make them a nice value at their current price, especially with Watson missing a large chunk of the season.
Bengals Make Playoffs Odds
Bengals to Make Playoffs (-144)
Wager: 1 Unit
The Bengals’ 10 wins were enough to not only qualify for the postseason in 2021 but to take the division, as well.
While the same tally will very likely not be enough to accomplish the latter with refortified Cleveland and Baltimore squads, the Bengals are certainly a good bet to do enough to qualify for the postseason as a wild card, at minimum.
Bengals Win Total Bets 2022
Bengals: OVER 9.5 Wins (-130)
Wager: 1 Unit
Given the analysis already provided by Cincinnati’s strengths, a repeat of last season’s win total seems highly likely as long as good health prevails.
There are some landmines of the Bengals’ schedule, but a non-division ledger that includes the Jets, the Saints, the Falcons, and the Panthers can certainly help pave the way for a successful year, not to mention two games within the AFC North against the Steelers.
Bengals Prop Bets 2022
Joe Burrow to Win MVP (+1200)
Wager: 1 Unit
Despite his stellar 2021, Burrow has the fifth-shortest odds in the MVP market behind fellow signal-callers Josh Allen (+700), Patrick Mahomes (+800), Tom Brady (+800), Justin Herbert (+900), and Aaron Rodgers (+1000).
While he’s understandably behind Allen and Brady, there’s a case to be made for Burrow having a better season than Mahomes, Herbert, and Rodgers. Mahomes will almost certainly see a downturn with Hill gone, and the same is projected to be true for Rodgers without Davante Adams.
And, while Herbert does have Keenan Allen and Mike Williams back, there’s precious little experienced depth behind them, which could naturally affect the quarterback’s numbers whenever there are injuries to the top two.
In turn, Burrow should be even better with a full offseason to prepare and the experience of last season under his belt. Additionally, the pass-catching repertoire of Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd arguably gives Burrow a deeper, more established arsenal than all but Brady from the quarterbacks in front of him on the market’s leaderboard.
How to Bet Bengals Moneylines
Moneyline wagers are simple and straightforward. All you have to do to win your bet here is choose which team you think will win the game.
A team’s moneyline odds will change on a weekly basis depending upon their matchup. If they’re favored in a game, they will have a minus symbol (-150) next to their odds. Accordingly, if their opponent is favored, that team will have a plus symbol (+125).
Let’s say the Bengals are taking on the Steelers. In this scenario, they might be a (-150) favorite. That means a $15 bet will win you $10. On the other hand, if the Bengals are playing the Bills, they may be a (+150) underdog. In this case, a $10 bet would win you $15.
- 2021 Bengals Moneyline Record: 10-7-0
How to Bet Bengals Spreads
The most popular way to bet on NFL games is spread betting. This option provides you with two evenly-priced options to wager on. The number associated with the spread is the number of points that a team is expected to win or lose the game by, whether they’re the favorite or underdog.
In the example given above, Cincinnati might be a six-point favorite over the Steelers. In this case, the Bengals would need to win by more than six points to cover the spread. If they lose the game or if they win by less than six points, the Steelers would cover the spread.
- 2021 Bengals Against the Spread Record: 10-7-0
How to Bet Bengals Over/Unders
Unsure about the spread and moneyline but know that it’s going to be a high-scoring game? This is where betting Over/Unders — or totals — is your friend.
Sportsbooks will set a projected scoring total for each game during the week. To make money here, you simply have to choose whether the final combined score will be higher or lower than what the oddsmakers suggest.
- 2021 Bengals Over/Under Record: 8-9-0