Cincinnati Bengals point spread, bets for Week 1 and 2021 season

Editor's note: All odds are via Tipico Sportsbook, official partner of the USA TODAY Sports Network. Picks provided here are only for fun and not meant to be gambling advice. If you, or someone you know, have a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

As the National Football League season kicks off this week, here are some futures bets that might have good value if you're an interested Cincinnati Bengals fan:

Bengals season win total over/under 6.5 – When the schedule came out, my immediate gut reaction was a healthy Joe Burrow and an improved offensive line would mean an eight-win season. I've stuck with that despite the early camp performance and continuing game of musical chairs on the line. The money and tickets are on the under (-122), so I'll take the over (+100) and bet the number I thought was safe.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) drops back to throw as Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, left, and quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher observe, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at the practice fields next to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Bengals to win AFC North (+2200) – Look, even the most optimistic fans have to admit this is about as likely as winning the Super Bowl this year. The odds are massive for a reason. If you want to have fun and throw $10 for a potential $220 payout, have at it. The Baltimore Ravens (+120) and Cleveland Browns (+145) are the plays here. If you're drinking the Cleveland Kool-Aid, +145 is a good price for a team that seems destined to play well into January.

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Joe Burrow bets

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass during a training camp practice at the Paul Brown stadium practice facility in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

Quarterback Joe Burrow to win Comeback Player of the Year (+600) – If you listen to national talking heads, you might as well doublecheck Dak Prescott's (+250) mailing address because this award is already in the bag. I like the value with Burrow here. Prescott has battled some nagging hiccups in his rehab and while the Dallas Cowboys have plenty of weapons, I don't buy this being a certainty. Burrow shares the same odds as Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey.

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