You Can Bet On Just How Bright The Bengals’ Future Is This Season

Posted on May 6, 2020

With the world of sports in limbo, Indiana’s sports betting apps are looking ahead.

Football is the most popular sport for betting for a huge chunk of the year, which makes the NFL the king of the hill.

The Hoosier State’s sportsbooks are pumping out futures bets for plenty of teams. That includes the teams surrounding Indiana, like the Cincinnati Bengals.

Since the team was at the bottom of the barrel last season last season, they landed the first overall pick in this year’s draft. That Bengals were quick to grab LSU standout Joe Burrow and some other talented rookies.

There’s plenty of betting options that revolve around Burrow and company, and more will likely be added as the season gets closer. However, not all of the options are rookie-related. Every sportsbook has something different to offer.

Betting on Cincinnati’s rookies with DraftKings

Burrow will be a hot ticket for sportsbooks leading up to the NFL season since the quarterback is so widely beloved.

Most expect him to make an immediate impact, but how you see his rookie season playing out could swing some of these betting options for you.

DraftKings has burrow as the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year next season. Here’s a look at how those odds are shaping out so far.

  • Joe Burrow: +225
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire: +600
  • Tua Tagovailoa: +1,000
  • Jonathan Taylor: +1,000
  • D’Andre Swift: +1,200
  • J.K. Dobbins: +1,600

You can also bet on rookie receiver Tee Higgins to win the award for the Bengals. However, it’s definitely a long shot at +6,600 odds.

Burrow’s player totals are also on the board.

You can take the over/under on Burrow’s total passing yards for the season as well as the number of touchdowns he’ll throw. The value for his yardage is at 3850.5, while his touchdown total is at 21.5.

FanDuel has early Bengals regular-season lines and Super Bowl odds

Look, the Bengals only won two games last season. They’re not exactly expected to be Super Bowl contenders.

However, if you’re a Cincy faithful and believe in the team’s chances, FanDuel has betting available on their title hopes.

Bettors can take Cincinnati at +15,000 to win Super Bowl LV.

There’s also a handful of future matchups for the upcoming season that you can already bet on.

Only spread betting is available for now but that will change as the games get closer. Here’s how the Bengals are looking against a few different teams.

  • Bengals vs Eagles: Eagles -8, Bengals +8
  • Bengals @ Steelers: Steelers -4.5, Bengals +4.5
  • Bengals vs Colts: Colts – 9, Bengals +9

That’s not a ton of future options for specific games, but the season is still a long way away. Betting will open up on more and more games down the line.

Betting on the end of season awards with BetRivers

BetRivers has plenty of extra options out there for gamblers interested in the end of season awards.

The sportsbook is offering MVP odds for a few players on Cincinnati’s roster.

Burrow is at +15,000 to win the award. Joe Mixon is at +20,000, while A.J. Green is an even longer shot at +25,000.

You can also bet on if Green will win the Comeback Player of the Year award. There are six players with better odds than Green, who landed at +1,400.

If you’ve got an inkling for who will win the Coach of the Year award, there’s plenty of odds available. Bengals coach Zac Taylor is at +2,500 to win.

AFC wagers with BetAmerica

BetAmerica has been slowly gearing back up since coming back online after a cyberattack.

Since then, the Churchill Downs-owned sportsbook has added a slew of different future options surrounding the Bengals.

One of those options is betting on the team’s division. The Ravens, unsurprisingly, are the favorites to take the AFC North.

  • Baltimore Ravens:-210
  • Pittsburgh Steelers:+350
  • Cleveland Browns:+490
  • Cincinnati Bengals:+2,500

BetAmerica also has odds on who will win next season’s AFC Championship.

The Bengals are +6,000 to come out on top and represent to conference in the Super Bowl. The only AFC team with worse odds is the Jacksonville Jaguars at +10,000.

Playoff and win total betting on the Bengals with BetMGM

Chances are, Cincinnati won’t be finishing with a 2-14 record again next season.

BetMGM is offering over/under wagers on the number of wins the Bengals will end up with at the end of the regular season. That value is set at 5.5 for betting.

If over/under betting isn’t your thing, you can place a wager on the exact number of wins the team will end up. Here’s how Cincinnati’s odds are looking for the different options.

  • Exactly 0 wins:+75,000
  • Exactly 1 win: +9,000
  • Exactly 2 wins:+2,200
  • Exactly 3 wins:+800
  • Exactly 4 wins: +400
  • Exactly 5 wins:+275

The options go all the way up to exactly 16 wins, but the odds get more and more insane the further you go up. For example, the Bengals are +5,000,000 to win 16 games, which would be a perfect season.

You can also make a straight bet on whether or not you think Cincinnati will make the playoffs. The team is favored to miss the playoffs yet again at -1250, while their odds to slide into the postseason are at +675.

PointsBet is offering exotic betting options

If you’re looking for something a little different, PointsBet is probably the sportsbook for you.

The “exotics” section on PointsBet’s website and app have some truly unique options that its competitors don’t have yet.

For example, you can bet on the team you think will have the most regular-season wins. The Bengals are +15,000 to end the upcoming season with the best record.

Conversely, you can bet on which team you think will have the most losses.

The Bengals are much more in the running for this one at +800 odds. The Jaguars are the favorites to have the worst record at +290, while the Redskins are right behind them at +650. 

Those are just a few of the exotic bets that PointsBet has on the board.

Indiana’s sportsbooks will continue to add more options leading up to the start of the season this fall.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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