Bengals Playoff Chances & Super Bowl Odds: Updated Week 4

Bengals Playoff Chances & Super Bowl Odds: Updated Week 4
By Marcus Mosher
Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

The Cincinnati Bengals were one of the biggest surprises in the NFL last season, coming within just a few plays of winning the Super Bowl. Joe Burrow elevated the franchise to historic levels and advanced the Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988. 

But after getting off to a rocky 0-2 start to the 2022 campaign, Joe Burrow and the Bengals finally got on the board with a win in Week 3. Cincinnati took down the New York Jets, 27-12, and the Bengals are now just a game behind the division-leading Browns and Ravens. 

Latest Cincinnati Bengals Playoff Chances

Heading into Week 4, the Bengals playoff chances are 46.3%. The Bengals odds to make the playoffs are +116, which translates to that 46.3% implied probability, according to the top Ohio sportsbooks. 

⭐ Bengals Playoff Chances46.3% Chance
πŸ† Postseason Odds+116 (BetMGM)
πŸ“ˆ Projected Wins8.5 Games
βœ… Last VerifiedSeptember 26

That means a $100 wager on Cincinnati to make the postseason would win $116. 

Cincinnati's 0-2 start certainly cooled bookmakers on their postseason chances, but the Week 3 win did help move things back in the right direction. And even though the Bengals dug themselves a hole early in the season, this team is talented enough to dig out of it. 

Joe Burrow finally got going in Week 3, completing 23-of-36 passes for 275 yards with 3 touchdowns to 0 interceptions. This was Burrow's first game of the season without a turnover, and he entered Sunday with 4 interceptions and a lost fumble. If he starts taking care of the ball and connecting with stars like Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, this Bengals offense will be just fine. 

The Browns playoff chances are now at +144 compared to the Bengals (+116) after Week 3. 

Bengals Playoff Chances Key Developments: Week 4

  • πŸ“† Week 3 (Sept. 26): Cincinnati picked up an easy win against the Jets, defeating New York, 27-12. The win improved the Bengals' futures odds, but those odds could really jump up if Cincinnati beats the undefeated Miami Dolphins in Week 4 Thursday Night Football action.
  • πŸ“† Week 2 (Sept. 19): The Bengals are officially 0-2 to begin their 2022 campaign after dropping a Week 2 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. They are feeling the effects of a Super Bowl hangover early on, but they'll have a shot at their first win against the Joe Flacco-led Jets in Week 3.
  • πŸ“† Week 1 (Sept. 11):  Cincinnati dropped a hard-fought game against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers, losing in overtime, 23-20. The Bengals lost Tee Higgins to a concussion midway through the second quarter, and Cincy's dominant passing game didn't look like its usual self without the third-year pro. The loss caused all of the Bengals' futures odds to take a hit.

Can I Bet on the Bengals to Make the Playoffs?

Yes, you can bet on the Bengals to make the playoffs at most books, provided gambling is legal in your state of residence. Ohio residents will have to wait a little while longer for everything to go live in the state, but most operators will offer bets like this once sports betting launches.  

When everything is live, we recommend using a BetMGM Ohio promo to get yourself a valuable bonus.

Bengals Super Bowl Odds 2022-23

The Cincinnati Bengals were just a few plays away from winning the Super Bowl last year, but they came up just short. And after the Week 3 win, the Bengals' Super Bowl odds are +2200. That gives Cincinnati the 13th-best Super Bowl odds in the league.

Week 4 Odds+2200
Week 3 Odds+3500
Week 2 Odds+2600
Week 1 Odds+2200
Preseason Odds+2200
Opening Odds+2200

The Bengals' offense came into the year as the most-hyped unit on this team, but it's really the defense that has been the story through three weeks. Cincinnati is surrendering 18.3 PPG (T-No. 10 in the NFL) and the Bengals haven't allowed a touchdown in their last seven quarters of game action. 

With the defense looking like a Super Bowl-caliber unit, Cincinnati could really shoot up the odds leaderboard if the offense starts playing like it did down the stretch last season. The Bengals will have a chance to prove themselves on both sides of the ball in Week 4, as they take on the red-hot Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. 

Cincinnati enters that game as 3-point favorites, according to most Ohio sports betting apps. 

Where Can I Bet on the Bengals to Win the Super Bowl?

Want to place bets on any of these Bengals odds? The top Ohio sportsbooks will offer bettors all of these markets but with varying odds, which means there is value in shopping around. We recommend checking a few betting apps before placing a bet on the Bengals this year.

How Many Games Will the Bengals Win? Bengals Win Total 2022

After improving to 1-2, sportsbooks have set the Cincinnati Bengals win total at 8.5. That number hasn't moved since last week, so defeating the Joe Flacco-led Jets didn't really move the needle much. As for the rest of the division, Cincy is projected for two fewer wins than the Baltimore Ravens (10.5), but the Bengals are tied with the Browns at 8.5 and remain two wins ahead of the Steelers (6.5).  

πŸ“Έ Albert Cesare - USA TODAY SPORTS: Aug 27, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) signs a ball for a fan during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Paycor Stadium.

 

The odds suggest that Cincinnati is more likely to go over that 8.5-win total. The Bengals' over is available at -120 while the under is listed at +100. 

Cincinnati closes out the season with a six-game stretch against the Chiefs, Browns, Buccaneers, Patriots, Bills, and Ravens. How the Bengals fare in that stretch could dictate whether or not they end up reaching their win total this season. But they haven't done themselves any favors with that 1-2 start.

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Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetOhio.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire, Marcus is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided, and previously wrote for FanRag Sports. He hosts Locked On Cowboys Podcast.

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