Super Bowl LVI Odds: Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Report

Super Bowl LVI Odds Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Report

Following a 3-1 start to the 2021 season, the Bengals began to catch betting on NFL attention. As the season progressed, Cincinnati was 5-4 and coming off two straight losses. At this point, the Bengals and gamblers faced a fork in the road. As a team with a losing tradition, Cincinnati could have folded. Instead, they went 5-3 down the stretch to make the 2021 NFL Playoffs. But the best was yet to come. The Bengals confounded the experts in winning the AFC championship. As a result, Cincinnati is in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988.

Super Bowl LVI Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Date and Time:Sunday, February 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location:SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Super Bowl LVI TV Coverage:NBC
Super Bowl LVI  Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Rams-4 (-110)48½ (-110)-200
Bengals+4 (-110)48½ (-110)+175
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Cincinnati Bengals SBG Betting Odds Overview

At the onset of the season, the Bengals lacked sports betting appeal. That was based on years of failure. Further, Cincinnati had a poor reputation with fans and gamblers as being too cheap to pay top talent. But with their berth in Super Bowl LVI, that script has been flipped. Although the Bengals opened as an underdog, they have plenty of support. Squares are always hesitant to take the underdog. By contrast, Wise Guys love a quality team that is getting points.

Cincinnati Bengals Offense

On the whole, Cincinnati ranked 7th for both passing and scoring offenses. The Bengals were a less impressive 23rd for rushing offense. Of course, the Bengals offense begins with quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow threw for 4611 yards in the regular season, a 34/12 TD/INT ratio, and a 108.3 rating. In the 2021 NFL Playoffs, Burrow posted a 96.2 rating with a 4/2 TD/INT ratio. Most important of all, Burrow was “Joe Cool” in the deciding moments of games.

Ja’Marr Chase was Burrow’s favorite receiver in their days at LSU. That has remained the case at Cincinnati. In sum, Chase caught 81 passes for 1455 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

Also, factoring was Tee Huggins. This season Higgins caught 74 passes for 1091 yards and five touchdowns. Joe Mixon added an impressive 1205 yards rushing with 13 touchdowns in the regular season.

Compared to these great players, kicker Evan McPherson was just as valuable. He was 12-12 on field goals in the playoffs and won all three games with late kicks.

Cincinnati Bengals Defense

Defensive end Trey Hendrickson has emerged as one of the best at his position. To summarize, Hendrickson totaled 14 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in the regular season. Also contributing was defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi with seven sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Defensive end Sam Hubbard added 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. But Ogunjobi is on injured reserve with a foot injury. Hubbard and Hendrickson were forced into the playoffs.

Cincinnati Bengals Coaching

First among the thoughts of fans and gamblers was that Zac Taylor was on the hot seat. But Taylor made the most out of Burrow and has engineered a dream Betting on NFL season for Cincinnati. Taylor has been a smooth leader in the face of playoff pressure. Most important of all, he has provided sound guidance for Burrow and the prolific Cincinnati offense.