Bengals vs. Seahawks Odds, Picks, Cheat Sheet, More
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Bengals vs. Seahawks Betting Odds
- Spread: Seahawks -9.5
- Total: 44.5
- Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
All odds above are as of Saturday and via PointsBet.
The Seahawks are the second-biggest favorite on the board in Week 1 as they host the rebuilding Cincinnati Bengals.
Seattle moved from -8 to -9.5 since the market for this game opened and it will be interesting to see if the number creeps up to the key number of 10 before kick on Sunday.
You’ll find all our coverage of this game below, from our comprehensive betting guide to Sean Koerner’s projected odds and more.
Bengals vs. Seahawks Betting Guide, Picks
Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game.
Here’s an excerpt, but you can read the full piece here.
The Bengals are bad. Really bad. They have an offensive-oriented head coach in Zac Taylor and offensive coordinator in Brian Callahan who have never called plays in the NFL.
They have the walking definition of mediocrity at quarterback in Andy Dalton. They are without Pro-Bowl wide receiver Green. Left tackle Jonah Williams is out for the year with a torn labrum, and left guard Clint Boling just retired. And the offensive line was a sub-par unit last year.
And on defense, the Bengals last year allowed 28.4 points per game, the third-highest mark in the league.
The Seahawks have their own problems: They are thin at wide receiver, and their offensive line is also suspect. But they have the clear edge at quarterback and head coach in Wilson and Carroll.
Sean Koerner’s Projected Bengals-Seahawks Odds
Sean Koerner uses his NFL Power Ratings to project a spread and total for Sunday’s Bengals-Seahawks matchup. See whether he thinks the Seahawks should be such a heavy favorite in this Week 1 showdown.
Pick ‘Em Confidence Rating
Sean Koerner ranks every straight-up and against-the-spread pick for pools in his Pick ‘Em Confidence Ratings.
Survivor Pool Recommendations
Should you roll with either the Bengals or Seahawks to open the season? Our NFL simulations reveal the best Week 1 survivor pool picks.