The Cincinnati Bengals are going nowhere, and fast, according to the folks who come up with the odds in Las Vegas. What’s really crazy is that the Bengals’ odds have significantly worsened since Super Bowl LII. And, per Bovada, after the draft no team in the league has longer odds to win Super Bowl LIII.
Apparently Vegas didn't like the #Bengals draft.
Bovada odds to win Super Bowl were 66/1 on Feb. 25
On March 22, one week after free agency began, they were 90/1.
Today they are 100/1.
No team in the league has longer odds.
— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) May 1, 2018
So, somehow, Cincinnati got worse during the draft? Or at the very least, the people who come up with these odds felt that other teams got better while the Bungles…er, Bengals…didn’t do anything to improve their situation.
Cincinnati had a ton of draft picks, selecting 11 men during the course of the seven-round draft. For what it’s worth, this scribe thought the team’s draft wasn’t half bad. Bringing in Billy Price (center out of Ohio State) to anchor what was an awful offensive line last year was a strong move. So also was adding pass rusher Sam Hubbard and linebacker Malik Jefferson. Running back Mark Walton could be a steal as well.
So, if you’re a Bengals fan and have any hope at all, maybe dropping a few on your favorite team isn’t the worst idea in the world. Then again, you still have Andy Dalton running the offense and the pimple that just won’t go away, Marvin Lewis, as your head coach.
Good luck with all that.