How to Bet on Cincinnati Bengals | Beginner’s Guide

How to Bet on Cincinnati Bengals

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How to Bet on Cincinnati Bengals, Types of Bets

Once you get to know your sportsbook, you’ll find there is a wide variety in the types of betting markets available on any sporting occasion. 

Moneyline betting

This is the starting point in learning how to bet on Cincinnati Bengals. A moneyline bet is simply a bet on the winner of a game. Fixed outcomes like these are a good starting point for new bettors. For instance, let's say the Cincinnati Bengals (-150) and the Cleveland Browns (+210) are facing off. 

Based on the odds, a bet of $150 on the Bengals would win you $100 if they won; on the other hand, a bet of $100 on the Browns would win you $210 if they won. Moneylines are as simple as that.

Points spreads

Spreads add an extra dimension to a game's result by making it a bet on the margin of win or loss for a team rather than just the win or loss in itself. Look at this another example involving the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns: to explain spread betting. 

Team

Points spread odds

Moneyline odds

Cincinnati Bengals 

-8.5 (-110)

-200

Cleveland Browns 

+8.5 (-110)

+140

As compared to the moneyline odds, where the Bengals are the clear favorites, the spread provides a more even playing field. This is done by giving the Bengals, in this case, a hypothetical deficit of 8.5 points at the start of the game. 

For your bet on the Bengals to win, they'd have to overcome that deficit with their final score in the game, i.e., win by 9 points or more. The Browns, who are underdogs, need to either win outright or keep the margin of loss to 8 points or fewer for you to win a bet successfully on them.

Over and under betting

This is a simpler direction to go when learning how to bet on Cincinnati Bengals - the sportsbooks provide a predetermined number of aggregate points, and your bet will be on whether the final score will be over or under that number. 

Prop bets

Prop bets focus on isolated individual or team events, which don't necessarily influence the final result of a game. In this market, you may see odds on outcomes like how many passing yards a player may make or how many points a team may end up with.

Outrights and futures betting

An outright bet is made on which team will win a division or the Super Bowl itself at the end of the season. Futures bets are bets on outcomes like MVP winners, conference winners, playoff qualifiers, and the like. 

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