Many have excessive hopes for the Browns to truly have a profitable season this 12 months, particularly after their crop of picks from the NFL Draft in Nashville this previous weekend.
Nonetheless, one Las Vegas sportsbook has them on the skin wanting in in relation to the playoffs.
In keeping with the SuperBook on the Westgate Las Vegas, Cleveland has -120 odds of lacking the postseason.
“It is a actually powerful division,” SuperBook director John Murray instructed ESPN. “I believe persons are making a mistake in the event that they write the Steelers off, the Ravens needs to be stable once more and the Bengals can not help however be higher with Marvin Lewis gone.”
It is a shock wager, contemplating the identical sportsbook has the Browns because the slight favourite to win the AFC North with +140 odds. The Steelers are available second to with the division (+150) and the Ravens aren’t too far behind (+300).
Cleveland additionally opened as a contender to win 9 video games this season (over -130, below +110). If that have been the case, it might mark the primary time since 2007 the Browns have had a profitable season.
With the addition of Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry final 12 months, the Browns posted a 7-8-1 document, an unlimited enchancment over the earlier two seasons, which noticed the workforce win only one sport.
Including Grasping Williams from the draft and buying and selling for Odell Beckham Jr. has many followers and NFL spectators constructive that the Browns’ dangerous luck lastly has rotated.
Ought to the Browns make the postseason this 12 months, it will likely be the primary time since 2002 they’ve performed so.