0.5% of bets were placed on Bengals to win Super Bowl this offseason 

(ODDSCHECKER.COM) – The Cincinnati Bengals came into the season as longshots to say the least. Prior to the start of the season they were given +15000 odds, or an implied 0.7% chance to win the Super Bowl. That was 29th on the odds market. Did bettors take advantage of what can now only be called insultingly low odds? No, they didn’t.  

Prior to the start of the season, only 0.49% of bets were placed on the Bengals to win the Super Bowl. Only the Jaguars, Lions, and Vikings had less bets placed on them. Yep, the Jets had more at 0.81%, the Texans had more at 1.3%, The Giants had more at 2.1%. Oddsmakers and bettors alike thought the Bengals were among the five worst teams in the NFL.  

Even earlier this week, the Bengals +900 odds to win the Super Bowl were the worst that OddsChecker’s recorded from a team in the Championship round. Yet here they are, last team standing in the AFC. Their Super Bowl odds slashed 100 times what they were given in the preseason down to +150. They stand as the favorite to win the Super Bowl, at least until the NFC Championship game is over.  

Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “The list of teams who’ve gone from bottom 5 in Super Bowl odds in the preseason to the Super Bowl is short. In fact, OddsChecker has historical odds dating back as far as 1977, and the Bengals join only the 1999 Rams, +15000, as teams that went from the bottom 5 to the pinnacle. The Rams finished their dream run, can the Bengals?” 

If you use any of the data or quotes from this press release please credit OddsChecker by using the following link: https://www.oddschecker.com/us/football/nfl 


Team Odds Implied chance 
Bengals  +150 40% 
Rams +280 26.3% 
49ers +450 18.2% 

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