Browns Shoot Up Super Bowl Oddsboards Upon Deshaun Watson’s Change Of Heart

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Browns' Super Bowl odds tighten with Deshaun Watson news (AP Photo/Justin Rex File)

Deshaun Watson is on his way to Cleveland, and the Browns have skyrocketed up Super Bowl oddsboards across the betting market.

After lengthening the Browns from 40-to-1 odds to 50-1 on Thursday, the Westgate SuperBook tightened that number to 14-1 on Friday afternoon, which puts Cleveland behind just six teams on the Las Vegas shop’s betting board. Cleveland now owns the shortest price in the AFC North. The Ravens are 20-1, and the defending conference champion Bengals are 25-1 to win Super Bowl 57.

DraftKings is now dealing Cleveland at 15-1, an adjustment from 25-1 earlier in the day.

FanDuel and BetMGM are both showing 16-to-1 odds on the Browns, minutes after news broke of Watson’s change of heart.

In addition to Cleveland, Watson had been considering signing with the Falcons, Saints, and Panthers. Cleveland and Carolina were believed to have been out of the D-Wats sweepstakes until Friday afternoon’s news.

Saints, Falcons, Panthers

The Saints and Falcons both saw futures odds adjustments in their favor over the last few days, as the prevailing thought was Watson was bound for one of the two clubs.

The SuperBook shortened New Orleans from 50-1 to 20-1 on Thursday, and Atlanta from 200-1 to 30-1. The new numbers are 60-1 and 100-1, respectively.

The Panthers, meanwhile, had been let out from 40-1 to 80-1, and that’s where they remain Friday afternoon.

Super Bowl 57 Odds Refresh

Watson is the latest shoe to drop in what’s been a crazy NFL offseason of quarterback news. The Packers were tightened when Aaron Rodgers decided to stick around, the Broncos moved up oddsboards when Denver acquired Russell Wilson from Seattle, and the Bucs reclaimed status as one of the Super Bowl favorites when Tom Brady revealed he was coming out of his short retirement.

Here’s how Super Bowl 57 odds stand at four sportsbooks among the top contenders after the Watson news:

TeamSuperBookDraftKingsFanDuelBetMGM
Bills+700


+650
+650+650
Bucs+700+800+700+800
Chiefs+800+800
+850
+850
Rams+800+1100+1200+1100
49ers+1000+1500+1400+1400
Packers+1000+1000+1100+1100
Browns+1400+1500+1600+1600
Cowboys+1400+1600+1500+1600
Chargers+1600+1600+1500+1600
Broncos+1800+1400+1500+1400
Titans+2000+2500+2400+2500
Ravens+2000+2500+2100+2000
Bengals +2500+2500+2200+2000

Also read: Did gamblers have inside information on Brady’s return?

Odds To Win AFC North

As you may have surmised based on the teams’ Super Bowl numbers, the Watson-led Browns are the new AFC North chalk.

DraftKings is dealing Cleveland +150 to finish atop the group, with the Ravens and Bengals both priced at +225, and the Steelers in an unfamiliar underdog role at 10-to-1 odds.

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Marcus DiNitto

Marcus DiNitto

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Marcus DiNitto was news managing editor of Gaming Today. In past roles, he has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and studied sports and entertainment marketing at New York University.

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