How To Bet On The Cleveland Browns

The second coming of the Cleveland Browns is nothing at all like the original version. Once one of the NFL’s most dominant franchises, the Browns weren’t as dominant once they were relocated from the NFL to the AFC Central Division in 1970, but at least those Browns were competitive, playing in three AFC Championship Games between 1986-89. Those Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 and it wasn’t until 1999 that the Browns were reborn as an expansion team. [+]

In 17 seasons, the Browns have enjoyed just two winning campaigns and made one playoff appearance, losing a 2002 AFC wildcard game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meanwhile there have been 13 seasons of double digits losses, including a 3-13 slate in 2015.

Hue Jackson is the ninth head coach since the Cleveland Browns were reinvented in 1999 and the early reports are that Jackson, formerly the offensive co-ordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, has infused the Browns with positive energy and an upbeat attitude.

That’s easy to do in the off-season when there are no games to be played, no disappointment to swallow and overcome. A losing culture is as infectious as a winning one and the habits of failure can be hard to break.

The question marks abound. Is Robert Griffin III the new Browns quarterback, or will it be Josh McCown or perhaps even 2106 third round draft pick Cole Kessler? Is former QB Terrelle Pryor ready to make his mark as a wide receiver?

The Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions are the only two teams who were part of the NFL during the 1970 AFL-NFL merger who have never appeared in a Super Bowl game.

Granted, the original Browns moved to Baltimore and have won a pair of Super Bowls as the Ravens, but good luck trying to sell anyone in Cleveland that those wins count. In fact, if you dare mention the Ravens to a Browns fan, your best bet is to immediately duck and run.

It’s astonishing to think how dominant the Browns once were. In the four-year history of the AAFC, they won the title every year. Joining the NFL in 1950, Cleveland played in the NFL championship game in each of its first six seasons and seven of the first eight. 

Curiously, Cleveland’s last NFL title came at the expense of Baltimore, a 27-0 shutout of the Colts in 1964, so perhaps Baltimore stealing the original Browns three decades later was just some sort of cruel revenge.

Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold.

Best Cleveland Browns Betting Lines

We provide the best Browns betting lines below so keep your eye on them and find the game that is most appealing. Don’t forget to take into account the variety of betting types. 

 

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Cleveland Browns Regular Season Schedule

This is where you will find all the details of the Cleveland Browns regular season schedule. The Browns open the 2016 campaign at Philadelphia to face the Eagles.  [+]

So, if you want a safe bet pick the Eagles.

A 31-10 loss to the New York Jets to open the 2015 season allowed the Browns to set an NFL record of 11 successive defeats in their season opener. It was the 16th time in the 17 seasons since the Browns were reinvented that the team has come out of the gate 0-1. Of those losses, 13 have come at home.

This Cleveland team is so bad, it could flirt with an 0-16 season. Look down the list of Browns games this season and it’s hard to find one that looks like certain victory.

Their best bets for a win would appear to be at Miami in Week 3, at Tennessee in Week 6 (the Titans have lost two straight to Cleveland) or home games vs. the New York Giants (Week 12) or San Diego Chargers (Week 16). 

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September 2016 (4)
Sun 11 Day 1 Cleveland Browns 10 - 29 Eagles +170 -189 Odds
Sun 18 Day 2 Baltimore Ravens 25 - 20 Cleveland Browns -208 +180 Odds
Sun 25 Day 3 Cleveland Browns 24 - 30 Miami Dolphins +350 -417 Odds
October 2016 (5)
Sun 2 Day 4 Cleveland Browns 20 - 31 Redskins +298 -333 Odds
Sun 9 Day 5 Patriots 33 - 13 Cleveland Browns -476 +400 Odds
Sun 16 Day 6 Cleveland Browns 26 - 28 Tennessee Titans +280 -323 Odds
Sun 23 Day 7 Cleveland Browns 17 - 31 Bengals +475 -556 Odds
Sun 30 Day 8 New York Jets 13:00 Cleveland Browns Odds
November 2016 (4)
Sun 6 Day 9 Dallas Cowboys 13:00 Cleveland Browns Odds
Thu 10 Day 10 Cleveland Browns 20:25 Baltimore Ravens Odds
Sun 20 Day 11 Steelers 13:00 Cleveland Browns Odds
Sun 27 Day 12 New York Giants 13:00 Cleveland Browns Odds
December 2016 (3)
Sun 11 Day 14 Bengals 13:00 Cleveland Browns
Sun 18 Day 15 Cleveland Browns 13:00 Buffalo Bills
Sat 24 Day 16 Chargers 13:00 Cleveland Browns
January 2017 (1)
Sun 1 Day 17 Cleveland Browns 13:00 Steelers
August 2016 (3)
Fri 12 Cleveland Browns 11 - 17 Packers -120 +100 Odds
Thu 18 Atlanta Falcons 24 - 13 Cleveland Browns -101 -119 Odds
Fri 26 Cleveland Browns 13 - 30 Buccaneers +163 -182 Odds
September 2016 (4)
Thu 1 Chicago Bears 21 - 7 Cleveland Browns +205 -244 Odds

What Are The Cleveland Browns Standings

The Cleveland Browns standings the AFC North are located right here and a good bet as to where the Browns will be located is the number that comes between three and five.

 

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# team P W L + - %
1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 7 6 1 176 107 0.857
2 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 6 5 1 159 107 0.833
3 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 6 5 1 129 84 0.833
4 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 7 5 2 167 117 0.714
5 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 7 5 2 185 179 0.714
6 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 6 4 2 140 123 0.667
7 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 6 4 2 136 123 0.667
8 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 6 4 2 156 88 0.667
9 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 6 4 1 111 84 0.667
10 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 7 4 3 229 199 0.571
11 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 7 4 3 187 131 0.571
12 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 7 4 3 170 170 0.571
13 Houston Texans Houston Texans 7 4 3 117 154 0.571
14 New York Giants New York Giants 7 4 3 133 141 0.571
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 3 170 150 0.571
16 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 7 4 3 159 162 0.571
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 3 3 128 159 0.500
18 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 7 3 3 159 110 0.429
19 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 7 3 4 133 139 0.429
20 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 7 3 4 140 162 0.429
21 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 7 3 4 194 200 0.429
22 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 7 3 4 120 154 0.429
23 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 7 3 4 146 159 0.429
24 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 7 3 4 206 185 0.429
25 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 7 3 4 146 161 0.429
26 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 6 2 4 117 160 0.333
27 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 6 2 4 176 195 0.333
28 New York Jets New York Jets 7 2 5 119 180 0.286
29 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 6 1 5 161 176 0.167
30 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 7 1 6 111 169 0.143
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 7 1 6 144 219 0.143
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 7 0 7 130 207 0

How To Win Cleveland Browns Bets

The Browns have finished fourth in the AFC North for five straight seasons, six of the last seven and 10 of the past 12 years. Now that’s consistency but not the kind of consistency someone looks for in a team’s performance.

On the other hand, the Browns were an AFC North-best 8-8 in the over/under in 2015, so you can’t say Cleveland didn’t win anything.

The Cleveland Browns have played just three playoff games since 1990 and none since 2002. George W. Bush was in his first term in the White House the last time the Browns earned a postseason berth and Bill Clinton was in his first term in the White House the last time the Browns won a playoff game.

The Browns have never won the AFC North title and last won a division title of any kind when they were champions of the AFC Central in 1989.

The last Browns coach to win a playoff game? Bill Belichick. The team he beat? The New England Patriots. Belichick was fired one week before the original Browns announced their move to Baltimore, so maybe becoming the Ravens wasn’t the worst thing that happened to the franchise in 1996. 

When you crunch the numbers, it’s difficult to locate any cause for optimism that the Cleveland Browns are a team with a chance to turn around their misfortune. Offensively, the Browns were 25th in the NFL in total yards (331.9), 21st in passing yards (236.4), 22nd in rushing yards (95.6) and 30th in points scored per game (17.4).

Defensively, it wasn’t any prettier. The Browns were 27th in total yards (379.2), 22nd in passing yards (250.8) and 30th in rushing yards (128.4) and 29th in points allowed per game (29).

But hey, Leicester City won the English Premiership at odds of 5,000-1, so anything’s possible, right?

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