Bettors Flocking To Cincinnati Bengals In NFL Divisional Round, Super Bowl Futures

Written By Danny Cross on January 18, 2023 - Last Updated on May 26, 2023
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Bettors continue to back the Cincinnati Bengals even after the team narrowly escaped the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Wild Card round.

The Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills divisional round matchup is the most bet game at BetMGM Sportsbook, with most of the bets coming in on the Bengals.

With Ohio sports betting up and running, bettors in the Buckeye State are surely contributing their fair share of support for Joe Burrow & Co.

Bengals vs. Bills rematch drawing the most interest at BetMGM

It was just over two weeks ago that the highly anticipated Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills Monday Night Football game was canceled during the first quarter after Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field.

All roads pointed to a playoff rematch once the dust settled on the NFL’s playoff picture, with the Bills earning the No. 2 seed and the Bengals No. 3. Both teams won their opening round games, setting up a rematch in Buffalo.

Hamlin, of course, has shown immense progress and is now out of the hospital and continuing his recovery at home.

Related: Two Cincinnati Bengals Games Drew Most BetMGM Bets In 2022

The Bengals were the most popular bet during NFL Wild Card weekend, and the trend is continuing into the Divisional Round.

Most bet games (tickets) at BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio

  1. Bengals-Bills
  2. Giants-Eagles
  3. Jaguars-Chiefs
  4. Cowboys-49ers

Most bet teams (tickets) at BetMGM: 

  1. Bengals +4.5
  2. Giants +7.5
  3. Chiefs -8.5
  4. 49ers -4

The Bengals fall to No. 3 when it comes to handle, as the New York Giants (+7.5) and Dallas Cowboys (+4) are drawing the most money.

Bengals offering best Super Bowl odds among contenders at DraftKings

Bettors continue to be tempted by the longest odds among the five most serious Super Bowl contenders.

At DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio, 10% of handle and 8% of bets are on the Bengals at +800 to win the Super Bowl. That’s nearly as much handle and bets as the 49ers and Chiefs, whose odds are +300 and +450, respectively.

2022-23 Super Bowl splits at DraftKings:

  1. Buffalo Bills +350 (15% handle, 16% bets)
  2. San Francisco 49ers +450 (11% handle, 8% bets)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs +300 (11% handle, 10% bets)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals +800 (10% handle, 8% bets)
  5. Philadelphia Eagles +500 (8% handle, 8% bets)

The Bengals will have to get past both Buffalo and the Kansas City Chiefs for a shot at the NFC’s winner. And the team lost starting left guard Jonah Williams to a knee injury against Baltimore, further depleting an already thin offensive line.

Still, Buffalo’s +350 odds to win it all are considerably shorter, even though they also have to overcome the No. 1 seed Chiefs, along with the Bengals, to get to the Super Bowl.

Since Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers have attracted the most Super Bowl bets at DraftKings, followed by the Bengals and Bills.

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Danny Cross is the managing editor of PlayOhio, where he covers the Ohio sports betting and casino industries, including the latest news on Ohio sportsbooks and responsible gambling in the state. Cross joined PlayOhio from Pro Football Focus, where he wrote and edited articles on the NFL, fantasy football and betting.

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