Cincinnati Bengals odds, season predictions and best NFL futures bets Guide 2023

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Welcome to The Bet Club NFL Cincinnati Bengals betting guide for 2023.

The Cincinnati Bengals have undergone a remarkable transformation, ascending from the NFL’s cellar to the pinnacle of success in the past two seasons. Their journey culminated in a Super Bowl appearance and an AFC Championship game berth, while igniting a budding rivalry with the Kansas City Chiefs along the way.

It’s worth noting for younger fans that this era of prosperity, led by Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, emerged after enduring three consecutive 4th-place finishes in the AFC North and five consecutive losing seasons from 2016 to 2020.

Now, the pivotal question revolves around whether the Bengals can take that final step and hoist the Lombardi Trophy, or if they’ll revert to the middle of the pack in a fiercely competitive AFC. With that in mind, let’s delve into the odds and prime betting opportunities surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals for the upcoming season.

Cincinnati Bengals breakdown

2022 record: 12-4 (1 game cancelled)

2022 ATS record: 12-4 

2022 O/U record: 6-9-1

Key players in: Orlando Brown Jr. (OT), Irv Smith Jr. (TE), Nick Scott (S)

Key players out: Jessie Bates (S), Vonn Bell (S), Hayden Hurst (TE), Samaje Perine (RB)

2023 NFL Draft class: Myles Murphy (DE), DJ Turner (CB), Jordan Battle (S), Charlie Jones (WR), Chase Brown (RB), Andrei Iosivas (WR), Brad Robbins (P), DJ Ivey (CB).

Cincinnati Bengals 2023 NFL season odds

Odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl odds

The Bengals are +1100 to win Super Bowl LVIII. That puts them a healthy 5th overall in the outright market behind only the Chiefs, Eagles, Bills and 49ers.

Cincinnati Bengals AFC Championship odds

Cincinnati is +550 to win the AFC for the second time in 3 years, with only Kansas City (+350) and Buffalo (+450) ahead in the conference betting.

Cincinnati Bengals AFC North odds

At +150, the Bengals are favorites to win the AFC North for a third straight season. The Ravens (+235) are considered the strongest challenger, with the Browns at +380 and the Steelers at +450.

Cincinnati Bengals win total odds 

The Bengals’ win total win has been set at 10.5 games, with the over priced as a -130 favorite and the under coming in with +110 odds. They are +550 to finish with exactly 10 wins and +550 for 11. It is +500 that they match last year’s total of 12 regular-season wins.

Cincinnati Bengals 2023 schedule

Week 1: at Cleveland Browns

Week 2: vs Baltimore Ravens

Week 3: vs Los Angeles Rams (Monday)

Week 4: at Tennessee Titans

Week 5: at Arizona Cardinals

Week 6: vs Seattle Seahawks

Week 7: BYE WEEK

Week 8: at San Francisco 49ers

Week 9: vs Buffalo Bills

Week 10: vs Houston Texans

Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens (Thursday)

Week 12: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 13: at Jacksonville Jaguars (Monday)

Week 14: vs Indianapolis Colts

Week 15: vs Minnesota Vikings

Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 17: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 18: vs Cleveland Browns

Cincinnati Bengals 2022 season recap

The Cincinnati Bengals’ journey in the 2022 season had its share of early challenges that fueled concerns about the dreaded “curse of the Super Bowl runners-up.” They stumbled out of the gate, with three losses in their first five games, including an overtime defeat against the Steelers, as well as losses in Dallas and Baltimore. Importantly, none of these initial setbacks was by more than a slim 3-point margin.

However, the Bengals orchestrated a remarkable turnaround, winning 10 of their next 11 games, with the sole exception being a comprehensive 32-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Despite a setback, they clinched the AFC North title and concluded the regular season with a nostalgic-looking 12-4 record.

In the playoffs, they dispatched the Baltimore Ravens at home and triumphed over the Buffalo Bills on the road, setting the stage for an AFC Championship showdown with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, their quest for a Super Bowl appearance fell just short as they went down 23-20 in a closely contested battle against the Chiefs.

Cincinnati Bengals 2023 NFL season predictions

Indeed, the Bengals have shown impressive progress in their new era, but breaking through to win the Super Bowl in the third season of this resurgence is a formidable challenge. It’s not a knock on the team; rather, it reflects the reality of competing in a fiercely competitive conference where as many as 12 teams appear playoff-caliber while only 7 spots are available. Missing the playoffs is unlikely, unless a long-term injury befalls QB Joe Burrow. However, questions linger about how well the team has compensated for the losses of experienced players in the secondary.

The Bengals are poised to remain strong in the upcoming season, but whether they can ascend to the pinnacle of the NFL remains uncertain.

With that in mind, here are a couple of predictions related to the Cincinnati Bengals for the upcoming season.

Best bet: Bengals to lose in the Divisional Round (+300)

While Bengals fans may be hoping for a deeper postseason run, reaching the divisional round still represents a solid achievement, especially in the context of a highly competitive conference. With the AFC boasting a wealth of talented teams, each divisional game is expected to be a hard-fought battle.

The return of Baltimore’s key players from injury, the Browns’ starting QB being back in the mix, and Pittsburgh not fielding a rookie QB this season all add to the ferocity of divisional matchups. While the Bengals may be favorites in many of their games, a return to the AFC Championship game won’t come without its challenges. Betting on a divisional-round exit at +300 odds could indeed offer good value given the competitive landscape in the conference.

Cincinnati Bengals season record prediction: 11-6

Your assessment of the Bengals’ season projection appears well-considered. While they might come up one win short compared to the previous season, securing a playoff spot remains a realistic goal. The AFC North is known for its competitive nature, and with the divisional games in mind, the path to victory won’t be easy.

The early schedule featuring tough AFC North matchups against the Browns and Ravens is a challenging start, but the subsequent softer run presents an opportunity for a promising start to the season. The contests against the 49ers and Bills, as well as road games against Jacksonville and Kansas City, certainly add a degree of difficulty to the schedule. In the context of this competition, reaching 11 wins would undoubtedly mark a solid and successful season for the Bengals.

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