The NFL season is four months away, but that's not stopping oddsmakers from setting odds for each week of the 2017 NFL season (other than Week 17). CG Technology has released weekly odds and they offer an interesting look as how Vegas views the Cincinnati Bengals after a 6-9-1 season in 2016.
The Bengals are favored to win eight game and one other game is set as a pick em (at the Jaguars). The Bengals are favored against the Ravens, Texans, Browns (twice), Bills, Colts, Bears and Lions. The Bengals’ second game against the Ravens is in Week 17, for which odds have not yet been set. Against the Steelers, Pittsburgh is favored by seven when at home and by one when in Cincinnati. The second game against the Steelers is currently set for Monday Night Football in Cincinnati on December 4.
The Bengals will face a few uncertain quarterback situations early on when playing the Texans, Browns and Bills, all before the team’s Week 6 bye. The Texans have Tom Savage as their starter as of now. But, that could quickly change to first round draft pick Deshaun Watson, pending training camp and preseason results. For the Browns, Cody Kessler is the most likely starter heading into training camp. But, maybe it will be Brock Osweiler if he lasts that long on the roster. Or, maybe it will be second round draft pick Deshone Kizer. That’s anyone’s guess. For the Bills, Tyrod Taylor is still the anticipated starter, but, there's been significant drama surrounding the team's interest in having him under center and with a new head coach, expectations aren't high for Buffalo in 2017. The Ravens’ tough secondary will be an interesting match for the Bengals in their highly anticipated home opener, the first home opener during the Andy Dalton-A.J. Green era. Additionally, the Week 3 contest agains the Packers should be one of the toughest games of the year. If the Bengals enter the bye week at 3-2 or (better yet) 4-1, it should provide a decent-enough start to contend for the playoffs.
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (-1, 43.5)
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (-2)
Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers (-7)
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (+3.5)
Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5)
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (Pick)
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans (-3)
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos (-3.5)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-8.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (+1)
Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals (-6.5)
Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings (-3)
Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (Not yet available)