All in all, the Buckeye state is represented by seven professional teams:
The Cincinnati Reds (MLB) boast five World Series titles and nine National League pennants among a raft of honors.
The Big Red Machine last posted a division title in 2012 though so you could say some silverware is overdue!
The Paul Brown Stadium is the home of the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL).
Numerous opportunities to appear in the Superbowl have been passed up with the Bengals failing to convert any of their 14 appearances into a final berth but they do have a variety of division championships to call upon.
There’s plenty of local rivalry at stake when the Bengals meet the Cleveland Browns (NFL) who are behind their state rivals in terms of all-time series wins but possess the greater history in number of division championships won. Fans have been starved of success of late with little to show for the past two decades.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) have enjoyed a large percentage of their success through the 90s, backed up strongly with four successive Eastern Central Division Championships between 2015 and 2018.
The newest franchise in Ohio, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) only came into existence in 2000 so they can be forgiven, at least for the time being, for an empty trophy cabinet.
Colombus Crew SC (MLS) were born six years earlier but with soccer a slow burner for Americans only now are The Crew finding it easier to attract crowds to the Mapfre Stadium.
- Best wagers for betting on the NFL
Whether you’re a follower of the NFL or not, the huge interest drummed up in the Superbowl has seen the popularity of football rocket both stateside and also globally too; you could even go as far to say it has overtaken the NBA as the country’s favoured sport. The sportsbooks certainly think so - NFL betting now tops the menu options of the best and biggest sportsbooks in America.
Whichever side of the fence you fall, NFL is certainly Ohio’s number one sport to bet on with not one but two teams: the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.
NFL point spreads, Money lines and NFL Over/Under odds make up the most popular go-to wagers and tend to be the most requested but this doesn’t mean the markets are limited to these.
You can gain an expert insight through our NFL betting page, here.
- Best wagers for betting on the NBA
The NBA is still one of the popular sports where money is often wagered.
The likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, to name a few, continue to drive interest by turning out and doing the business for their respective teams.
Generally, bettors tend to gravitate towards point spreads when betting on the NBA, something which leaves punters themselves scratching their heads as to why they’d assign themselves an assignment so tough.
Whereas a point spread can be easier to predict a low scoring NFL match, the high scoring nature and see-saw momentum of an NBA match doesn’t exactly make a points spread a simple task. But therein lies the challenge, what you say?
Don’t worry though; our comprehensive guide on how to bet on the NBA should point you in the right direction.
- Best wagers for MLB betting
Given how long the MLB season runs for, and the amount of games available to wager on, there’s a case to be made for professional baseball to be the most popular in terms of overall bets made, surpassing the efforts of the NFL even.
Run line and moneyline odds are up there with the most common played when betting on the Cincinnati Reds or another game for that matter.
Regardless of your level of betting, our extensive guide on how to bet on MLB should help you cover all the bases!