Cincinnati Bengals 2017-2018 Comprehensive Betting Preview – Odds to Win

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2017-2018 Betting Odds

Regular Season Wins – 8.5 (OVER EVEN, UNDER -130) Bet Here

To Win 2018 Super Bowl – 55/1 Bet Here

To Win AFC North – 4/1 Bet Here

Betting Preview Brief

Justis Mosqueda of SettingEdge.com explains why he believes the Bengals had such a successful season two years ago:

The Bengals have been best under Lewis when the keys were handed over to great coordinators who were hired from the outside. 2016 was the first year since Lewis started making it to the playoffs that two homegrown coordinators were running the show. The result? Cincinnati went from a 12-4 record, Lewis’ best as a head coach, to a 6-9-1 record, the third-worst mark in his 14-year career.

Not only did they win games, they also had the second best record Against The Spread in the league that year after Minnesota.

And now for why the Bengals will likely win UNDER 8.5 regular season games in 2017:

They need their offensive line to get better while having the biggest loss of talent at the position league-wide. Their front seven needs to improve, which is really only possible if the three mid-round selections of defensive tackle Andrew Billings and defensive ends/linebackers Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson hit. That trio has a combined zero live snaps in NFL regular season games.

Off Season Moves And Impact

It’s not all bad for the Bengals, just there won’t be enough to go beyond the .500 mark in our opinion.

Jim Barnwell of ESPN.com writes:

John Ross, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert could be a terrifying combination. It wasn't unreasonable for the Bengals to allow Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to leave last offseason, although it would have probably been better, in hindsight, for the organization to hold onto one of their two drafted-and-developed products. Injuries prevented Green and Eifert from making a simultaneous impact in 2016.

If we don't include the game in which Green tore his hamstring on the opening possession against the Bills, Cincinnati's duo played all of three contests together last season. The Bengals averaged 26 points in those three contests, up a full touchdown from their average of 19 points the rest of the way. Part of that was playing the Browns, but the presence of two terrifying weapons in the passing game opened up passing avenues for Andy Dalton and running lanes for an otherwise frustrating Bengals attack.   

Unfortunately for Cincinnati, their offensive line is “in shambles” according to Barnwell.  Andy Dalton will not have the protection he requires.

2017 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule

Date Vs Last Vs Week CIN Line O/U
08/11/17 Fri Tampa Bay 11/30/14  W 14-13 Pre-Week 1 L -6 U 43.5
08/19/17 Sat Kansas City 10/04/15  W 36-21 Pre-Week 2 W -3.5 O 45
08/27/17 Sun @ Washington 10/30/16  L 27-27 Pre-Week 3 L -3 O 49
08/31/17 Thu @ Indianapolis 01/04/15  L 10-26 Pre-Week 4 L 3.5 U 47
09/10/17 Sun Baltimore 01/01/17  W 27-10 Week 1 W 2.5 U 40.5
09/14/17 Thu Houston 12/24/16  L 10-12 Week 2 W 3 U 41.5
09/24/17 Sun @ Green Bay 09/22/13  W 34-30 Week 3 W 3 O 49.5
10/01/17 Sun @ Cleveland 12/11/16  W 23-10 Week 4 W -4.5 U 42
10/08/17 Sun Buffalo 11/20/16  L 12-16 Week 5 L -2.5 U 48
10/22/17 Sun @ Pittsburgh 12/18/16  L 20-24 Week 7 L 3 U 45.5
10/29/17 Sun Indianapolis 01/04/15  L 10-26 Week 8 L 3.5 U 47
11/05/17 Sun @ Jacksonville 11/02/14  W 33-23 Week 9 P -10 O 44
11/12/17 Sun @ Tennessee 09/21/14  W 33-7 Week 10 W -6.5 U 44.5
11/19/17 Sun @ Denver 09/25/16  L 17-29 Week 11 L -3.5 O 42
11/26/17 Sun Cleveland 12/11/16  W 23-10 Week 12 W -4.5 U 42
12/04/17 Mon Pittsburgh 12/18/16  L 20-24 Week 13 L 3 U 45.5
12/10/17 Sun Chicago 09/08/13  L 21-24 Week 14 P 3 O 41.5
12/17/17 Sun @ Minnesota 12/22/13  W 42-14 Week 15 W -7.5 O 48
12/24/17 Sun Detroit 10/20/13  W 27-24 Week 16 W 2.5 O 45.5
12/31/17 Sun @ Baltimore 01/01/17  W 27-10 Week 17 W 2.5 U 40.5

Bengals 2017: What to Bet

The total is set at 8.5 and we cannot even see this Bengals squad getting above the .500 mark, especially when we believe Cleveland will improve and Baltimore will likely be a .500 or slightly better team in this division.  Pittsburgh should rock it!  Bengals UNDER 8.5 even at -130.

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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