The Cincinnati Bengals come in to the 2013-14 NFL season with one of the most impressive rosters in the AFC North, but will they be able to continue their climb in the division and come away with the division title?
If you believe the people in Vegas, Cincinnati should come away with at least 9 wins, which should do the trick.
Plenty of people place wagers on the win totals for teams heading in to the year and the fine folks of Bovada.lv have recently updated their odds following the recent moves and news.
Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager of Bovada.lv says:
“NFL Season Win Totals is one of our most popular bets here at Bovada, and as a result, we have had some significant movement based on the amount of money we are taking on certain teams. Arizona, with our second lowest total of 5.5 wins has seen 90% of the action on the over which is the same case for New Orleans, who are only taking over money on their total of 9. The Patriots total, due to the loss of Hernandez and the status of Gronkowski, has dropped from 11.5 to 11 and in turn, the Dolphins who are also getting bet pretty heavily have moved from 7.5 to 8.”
So how does Vegas see the Bengals stacking up in the NFL this season? Here are the over/under odds for their 2013 win total:
Over: 8½ (-135)
Under: 8½ (+105)
Cincinnati has a real shot to take home the AFC North crown this season and if they are clicking on all cylinders they should be able to reach double-digit wins — especially considering the questions surrounding the rest of the teams in their division.
It could all come down to Andy Dalton, however, who needs to step up his game and take advantage of his weapons on the outside. The additions of Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard on offense could certainly help.
How many games do you think the Bengals will rack up in 2013? Sound off in the comments section and share your predictions.