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 faltered 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 18 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 14 seasons of double digits losses, including a 1-15 slate in 2016 that saw the Browns win their second-last game of the season to avoid a winless campaign.

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

 

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 2017 campaign at home against their hated AFC North rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers.  [+]

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

The Browns have lost an NFL record 12 successive season openers. In fact, in 17 of the 18 seasons since the Browns were reinvented the team has come out of the gate 0-1. Of those losses, 13 have come at home.

 

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August 2017 (4)
Thu 10 Saints 14 - 20 Cleveland Browns +140 -161 Odds
Mon 21 New York Giants 6 - 10 Cleveland Browns -115 -105 Odds
Sat 26 Cleveland Browns 13 - 9 Buccaneers Odds
Thu 31 Cleveland Browns 25 - 0 Chicago Bears +175 -204 Odds
September 2017 (3)
Sun 10 Steelers 21 - 18 Cleveland Browns -526 +420 Odds
Sun 17 Cleveland Browns 10 - 24 Baltimore Ravens +280 -333 Odds
Sun 24 Cleveland Browns 28 - 31 Colts -118 -102 Odds
October 2017 (5)
Sun 1 Bengals 31 - 7 Cleveland Browns -175 +155 Odds
Sun 8 New York Jets 17 - 14 Cleveland Browns -120 +100 Odds
Sun 15 Cleveland Browns 17 - 33 Houston Texans +280 -333 Odds
Sun 22 Tennessee Titans 12 - 9 Cleveland Browns -250 +210 Odds
Sun 29 Vikings 33 - 16 Cleveland Browns -588 +475 Odds
November 2017 (3)
Sun 12 Cleveland Browns 24 - 38 Detroit Lions +385 -455 Odds
Sun 19 Jaguars 19 - 7 Cleveland Browns -323 +270 Odds
Sun 26 Cleveland Browns 16 - 30 Bengals +285 -345 Odds
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 Cleveland Browns 10 - 19 Chargers +675 -909 Odds
Sun 10 Packers 27 - 21 Cleveland Browns -145 +125 Odds
Sun 17 Baltimore Ravens 27 - 10 Cleveland Browns -286 +250 Odds
Sun 24 Cleveland Browns 3 - 20 Chicago Bears +190 -217 Odds
Sun 31 Cleveland Browns 24 - 28 Steelers +193 -217 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. [+]

While it’s unlikely that the Browns will again flirt with a winless season, it is hard to see them winning more than three or four games at the most. 

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1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 13 3 458 296 0.813
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 13 3 406 308 0.813
3 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 13 3 457 295 0.813
4 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 13 3 382 252 0.813
5 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 11 5 448 326 0.688
6 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 11 5 478 329 0.688
7 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 11 5 363 327 0.688
8 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 10 6 417 268 0.625
9 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 10 6 415 339 0.625
10 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 10 6 353 315 0.625
11 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 9 7 355 272 0.563
12 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 334 356 0.563
13 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 9 7 395 303 0.563
14 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 9 7 366 332 0.563
15 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 410 376 0.563
16 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 9 7 354 332 0.563
17 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 9 7 302 359 0.563
18 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 8 8 295 361 0.500
19 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 7 9 320 384 0.438
20 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 7 9 342 388 0.438
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 7 9 290 349 0.438
22 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 6 10 301 373 0.375
23 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 6 10 331 383 0.375
24 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 6 10 281 393 0.375
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 5 11 335 382 0.313
26 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 5 11 289 382 0.313
27 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 298 382 0.313
28 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 5 11 264 320 0.313
29 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 4 12 263 404 0.250
30 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 4 12 338 436 0.250
31 New York Giants New York Giants 16 3 13 246 388 0.188
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 0 16 234 410 0

How To Win Cleveland Browns Bets

The Browns have finished fourth in the AFC North for six straight seasons, seven of the last eight and 11 of the past 13 years. Now that’s consistency but not the kind of consistency someone looks for.

The 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. 

The 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.

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