Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl LVII odds have taken a hit

Leigh Oleszczak
Cincinnati Bengals -Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the world by making it to Super Bowl LVI so one would think they’d have favorable odds to win the big game. Vegas doesn’t appear to feel the same way, sadly.

As of this writing, WynnBET has given the Bengals +2000 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, which seems pretty disrespectful considering where this team finished last season.

It makes sense to see teams such as the Bills (the betting favorites +600 odds), Buccaneers (+750), Packers, Chiefs, and Rams (all +1000) listed ahead of Cincinnati but there are some other teams ahead of them in the odds that don’t make a whole lot of sense.

For instance, the Broncos are tied for the sixth-best odds with +1500. I get that Russell Wilson makes them a better team but he’s coming off his worst season and is joining a new team that he’s not comfortable with yet.

The Browns and Cowboys are tied with the ninth-best odds with +1750 and I don’t even know where to begin there. Cleveland might have added Deshaun Watson but there’s a chance that he misses a chunk of the season. The Cowboys are… well, they’re the Cowboys. They make it to the playoffs and then disappoint every single year.

Cincinnati Bengals aren’t given much respect in Super Bowl odds

The Bengals might have overachieved last year but they haven’t lost enough key talent this offseason to make them any less of a contender to repeat as AFC champions. If anything, they’ve improved, as their biggest weakness was the offensive line and they went to work on revamping that unit as soon as free agency kicked off.

Another interesting tidbit is that the Bengals and Ravens have the same Super Bowl odds with +2000. Baltimore will have an easier schedule due to finishing last in the division and they’ll be back at mostly full health. It makes sense to see them higher up in the odds but they’re not on the same level as Cincinnati.

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What do you think Bengals fans? Should the stripes have better odds, worse odds, or do you think they’re about right?