Bettors at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks have been backing the Browns to win the AFC North, the AFC title and even the Super Bowl.
At MGM sportsbooks, the Browns have attracted more bets to win the Super Bowl than the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars, who were playoff teams last season. Cleveland is listed at 60-1 to win the Super Bowl at MGM.
“The Browns are our only liability right now,” Jay Rood, MGM’s vice president of race and sports, said of his book’s odds to win the Super Bowl. “We’re sitting pretty well on every other team except Cleveland.”
The Browns are 7-1 at Caesars’ books to win the AFC North and 20-1 to win the AFC championship.
Cleveland hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in Week 3 of the preseason. The Browns are 4-point favorites over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. Of course people on Twitter have decided to weigh in.
@ESPNCleveland @HammerNation19 the #Browns have the most bets in the AFC North, along with near the top in AFC/SuperBowl bc of how crazy the odds are. People are wanting to bet a small amount to win a big amount. That’s the only reason. Not bc people think they will actually win
— Charles (@Chucks93) August 21, 2018
Vegas Sportsbooks are betting big on Browns to win AFC North, and currently sit as 3rd most popular team to win AFC Championship………Is this the twilight zone or something?
— A Loser (@Primetime_B) August 21, 2018
That's the Hard Knocks factor!!!
— J.Myles (@JMyles2K1) August 21, 2018
This is a good payout if they can somehow win, which they won’t. The best bet would be betting them to win over/under 5 games. They haven’t won a game in a long time, they’re surely not going to go from 0-16 to Superbowl Champs. Impossible.