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The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to restore the roar in the 2024-25 season. After a Super Bowl appearance in 2022 and an AFC Championship Game loss in 2023, the 2024 season came unglued after an injury to star quarterback Joe Burrow, leading to a respectable 9-8 record but a last place finish in the AFC North.

However, there’s a silver lining in the improved draft position by not making the playoffs. Cincinnati holds the 18th overall pick in April’s draft which should still allow them to select a high-level player who fills a major need (perhaps a defensive back or an offensive lineman?).

On this page, we’ll list single-game and futures Cincinnati Bengals odds, as well as relevant betting information and ways to watch the games. You’ll also find a brief history of the team, highlighting key moments in franchise history.

How to bet on the Cincinnati Bengals on a sports betting app in Ohio

Using a sports betting app in Ohio is the easiest way to bet on the Cincinnati Bengals, as roughly 60% of all sports bets are made using a mobile application. Here’s how you can sign up and place your bets today:

  1. Learn more about Ohio sportsbooks: OHBetting.com is committed to providing you with accurate, helpful betting information in an easy-to-read manner. One of the things we’ve done to make your betting journey easier is compose thorough analyses of Ohio sportsbook operators, which includes information about their welcome bonuses and promo codes, mobile app performance, and an overall rating based on five key factors.
  2. Register for a betting account using the links in our reviews: Once you’ve decided where you’re going to make your bets, you can click the links at the top of our sportsbook reviews to access the bookies’ registration pages. This is the best way to lock in a lucrative promo offer, and you can still reference the review if you need help with the signup process. Ohio law doesn’t limit you to only playing with one betting app, so feel free to shop around so you can find your favorites and be better positioned for odds shopping!
  3. Deposit your bankroll: Even if you’re planning to use bonus bets from the welcome offer, you’ll need to deposit money before you’re able to play. Ohio sports betting apps typically accept debit card, PayPal, and online banking options, though there may be a few other options depending where you’re making your wagers. Make sure whatever amount you deposit is affordable so you are reinforcing responsible gambling habits.
  4. Do your homework and research your bets: Understanding the matchups will make you a good gambler, but tracking line movements and betting trends will take you from good to great. Getting as much information as you can will help you identify hidden betting value and result in more consistent wins.
  5. Shop the odds: As mentioned in Step 2, odds shopping is another key component to gambling success. Each sportsbook will use its own methodology to determine the odds and will adjust the lines based on betting action (this is how they make their money). If you’re able to find a line at one sportsbook with more favorable odds than at their competitors, you can turn a larger profit for the same stake if your bet hits.

Which types of bets are there for the Cincinnati Bengals?

The NFL dominates U.S. betting markets, meaning you’ll find many bet types available for the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are some of the most popular ways to wager on the team.

  • Spread bets: Instead of a moneyline bet that focuses only on which team is the winner, spread bets are made based on the margin of victory. For example, the Bengals may be 5.5-point favorites against the Cleveland Browns. In that case, Cincinnati must win by at least six points for a spread bet to be scored as a win. If the Browns win outright or lose by fewer than six points, the Bengals would fail to cover the spread.
  • Prop bets: While prop bets are at their largest during the Super Bowl, they also make up many betting markets in the regular season as well, especially as part of a same game parlay. Props are wagers on specific in-game events that aren’t dependent on which team wins the game; they can also be team- or player-focused in nature. Some examples would include betting on Joe Burrow’s number of completions, the number of sacks recorded by Sam Hubbard, or whether the Bengals will score on their opening drive.
  • Futures bets: Futures bets are long-term wagers that are typically tied to season results rather than single-game outcomes. These would include things like the Bengals’ odds to win the Super Bowl, whether Ja’Marr Chase will record more than 100 receptions, or if the newest Cincinnati draft pick wins Rookie of the Year honors.

Do the Cincinnati Bengals have any partnerships with sportsbooks?

Yes, the Cincinnati Bengals have a partnership with Betfred Sportsbook Ohio. The Bengals inked a multi-year deal with Betfred in July 2022, with the sportsbook providing unique Bengals-themed betting promotions and other content throughout football season.

Ways you can watch or stream the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio

Most Cincinnati Bengals games will air on CBS for viewers in Ohio, though depending on their opponent, some games will be on FOX, as the road team determines the TV market. Sunday Night Football airs on NBC while Monday Night Football is on ESPN and ABC.

Occasionally, the Bengals will play a game on Thursday Night Football. While those games are usually only streamed on Amazon Prime, there is always a TV option available in the local market.

Where do the Cincinnati Bengals play?

The Cincinnati Bengals play their home games at Paycor Stadium (formerly Paul Brown Stadium). Located in an area of downtown Cincinnati called “The Banks,” Paycor Stadium is within walking distance of Great American Ball Park (home of the Cincinnati Reds) and Heritage Bank Center (where the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones play).

How do I buy tickets to see the Cincinnati Bengals play?

You can buy Cincinnati Bengals tickets online through the team website, which will redirect you to Ticketmaster. You can also try resale sites like VividSeats, SeatGeek, or StubHub.

Bengals tickets are 100% digital, so you won’t be able to print tickets at home to scan at the gate or receive tickets in the mail. You’ll instead need to use your phone or mobile device to get into the building on game day.

For season ticket information, go to the Bengals’ team website and fill out the contact form so a member of the ticketing staff can assist you.

History of the Cincinnati Bengals

While the Cincinnati Bengals are still looking to add that elusive Super Bowl title to their franchise history, there are still many memorable moments to know. Here are some of those key dates.

  • 1967: The Bengals are granted franchise approval to join the American Football League, with their first games played during the 1968 season. Spearheading the effort to bring a team to Cincinnati is former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown, who would become the franchise's first owner. Brown would also be the first head coach of the team, taking the reins until 1975.
  • 1970: The AFL-NFL merger sees Cincinnati join the new American Football Conference of the NFL. The team moves into Riverfront Stadium, which would be the Bengals’ home field until 1999, after playing the first two seasons at Nippert Stadium (a venue shared with the University of Cincinnati).
  • 1981: Led by league MVP Ken Anderson, Cincinnati advances to the Super Bowl for the first time after defeating the San Diego Chargers 27-7 to win the AFC Championship. However, the Bengals came up short against the San Francisco 49ers, losing 26-21 in the Big Game.
  • 1988: Cincinnati returns to the Super Bowl to once again take on the 49ers. The Bengals held the lead throughout much of the second half, but a touchdown pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining was enough to seal a 20-16 win for San Francisco.
  • 1991: Mike Brown takes over controlling ownership of the team after the passing of his father, Paul Brown. The team sees considerable struggles on the field and starts a stretch of 14 seasons without posting a winning record.
  • 1994: The Bengals select defensive tackle and Ohio State All-American Dan Wilkinson with the first overall pick. Wilkinson had a reasonably productive career in Cincinnati, though after the team used the franchise tag to delay contract extension negotiations, Wilkinson referred to Cincinnati as a "racist" city whose residents were "prejudiced and uptight and stiff." He was traded to Washington in 1997. The second overall pick, running back Marshall Faulk, would become a Hall of Famer after his career with the St. Louis Rams.
  • 1995: Cincinnati picks first overall in the draft once again, selecting running back Ki-Jana Carter out of Penn State. Carter suffered injuries early and often in his career, playing just 14 games through five seasons in Cincinnati. In 2022, The Sporting News named Carter the fourth-biggest NFL draft bust of all time. For the second year in a row, the player taken after the Bengals’ pick would become a Hall of Famer, this time being offensive tackle Tony Boselli.
  • 1999: Continuing the draft futility, the Bengals select quarterback Akili Smith third overall. In the same Sporting News article, Smith was named the third-biggest NFL draft bust, amassing a record of 3-14 in 22 games and more interceptions (13) than touchdowns (five).
  • 2000: The Bengals move into a new home, Paul Brown Stadium, which replaced Riverfront Stadium as a shared venue with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • 2003: Cincinnati begins turning its fortunes around after drafting quarterback Carson Palmer and hiring Marvin Lewis as head coach.
  • 2005: In Palmer’s first full season as a starter, the Bengals win the AFC North and advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1990. Cincinnati lost to their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-17 in the Wild Card round, but the postseason berth marked a major step forward for the franchise.
  • 2010: After a disappointing 4-12 season, Carson Palmer demanded a trade to another team. When the Bengals refused to accommodate, Palmer announced his retirement, though the team would later work out a deal to send him to the Oakland Raiders.
  • 2011: In another draft success, Cincinnati selects wide receiver A.J. Green in the first round and quarterback Andy Dalton in the second round. Green was a seven-time Pro Bowler for Cincinnati while Dalton would become the Bengals’ all-time passing touchdowns leader (204) and ranks second in passing yards behind Ken Anderson. The Bengals would finish the season with a 9-7 record but lose in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, starting a five-year run of first-round playoff exits.
  • 2020: The Bengals draft Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow first overall, pairing him with wide receiver Tee Higgins in the second round. A year later, Cincinnati would draft Burrow’s go-to receiver from his LSU days, Ja’Marr Chase, to bolster their passing game.
  • 2022: Cincinnati advances to the Super Bowl after beating the #1-seeded Tennessee Titans and #2-seeded Kansas City Chiefs on the road. While they would once again keep the score close, a Los Angeles Rams touchdown with 1:35 remaining crushed the Bengals’ championship dreams.

Yes, betting on the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio is legal. Sports betting went live in the Buckeye State on January 1, 2023. Former Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was one of the first people in OH to place a wager, making his bet with FanDuel Sportsbook at Belterra Park.


Where can I find reliable statistics for betting on the Cincinnati Bengals?

You can find reliable statistics for betting on the Cincinnati Bengals on websites like Football-Reference.com, BetPrep.com, OddsShark.com, and NFL.com. You can also check OHBetting.com for additional betting information and matchup insights.

Are there any special betting strategies for the Cincinnati Bengals?

No, there aren’t any special betting strategies for the Cincinnati Bengals that cannot also be applied to other NFL teams. However, you should note that Paycor Stadium does not have a roof, so weather can play a factor in Bengals games in a way that impacts betting results.

What is the historical performance of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL?

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of 12 NFL teams that have not won a Super Bowl. Cincinnati is 0-3 in Super Bowls, losing in 1982, 1989, and 2022.

How do injuries affect betting on the Cincinnati Bengals?

Injuries affect betting on the Cincinnati Bengals in different ways depending on the magnitude of the injury and the player who got hurt. For example, in 2023 after starting QB Joe Burrow suffered an injury, the Bengals went from having high odds for a division and among the top odds in the AFC to sinking to the bottom of the division odds.

What are the best online sportsbooks for betting on the Cincinnati Bengals?

The best online sportsbooks for betting on the Cincinnati Bengals are the sites that offer competitive odds over a wide range of Bengals markets, as well as those that run generous promotions and, if possible, a loyalty program. For Ohio-based bettors, we recommend DraftKings, FanDuel, ESPN Bet, bet365, Betfred, Caesars, and BetMGM.