Back in the Big Game? Cincinnati Bengals an Early Betting Favorite for Super Bowl 59

No non-playoff team from the 2023 season has shorter odds to win next year's Super Bowl in New Orleans than the Cincinnati Bengals.

Super Bowl LVIII is still a few days away, but sportsbooks are already taking action on which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LIX.

And as was the case at this time last year, the Cincinnati Bengals are one of the betting favorites.

Bengals Among Betting Favorites for Super Bowl LIX

Caesars list the Bengals with the fifth-shortest odds at +1200, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers (+575), Baltimore Ravens (+800), Kansas City Chiefs (+800), and Buffalo Bills (+900).

“They’ll get Joe Burrow back, and his health is obviously tantamount to their success,” Caesars vice president of trading Craig Mucklow said on the PFN Betting Podcast this week.

“They lost their offensive coordinator (Brian Callahan), now with the Titans, so changes there,” Mucklow continued. “But look, the Bengals were one of the Super Bowl favorites last year. Injuries happened, and that derailed their chances. But yeah, they should be back in the mix. If Burrow’s healthy, they’ve got a good shot.”

The Bengals are the only team in the top 10 that did not make the playoffs in 2023. The New York Jets are the next non-postseason team on the list, coming in tied for 11th at +2200.

The Jets are tied with the 2022 Super Bowl runner-up Philadelphia Eagles, who entered 2023 as one of the favorites, only to see their season fall apart in November.

“The way they finished the season, you can sense why there’s not too much excitement,” Mucklow said. “(Nick) Sirianni kept his job, but the coordinators changed. We’ll see if that’s an impact.”

“Look, they have the talent. They’re a year removed from being in this game,” he added. “But again, everybody saw that disastrous second half of the season. It was quite shocking to me, and that’s going to affect next year.”

While the Bengals have the shortest odds of any team that didn’t make the playoffs in 2023, one of their AFC North Division rivals has the longest among all teams that reached the postseason.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 23rd on the list at +7000.

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The remaining AFC North team, the Cleveland Browns, are 15th at +3500, coming in behind other non-playoff teams such as the Los Angeles Chargers (13th, +2500) and Jacksonville Jaguars (14th, +3000).

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