Betting on the Cleveland Browns in Ohio

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Cleveland Browns fans can celebrate this NFL season with the launch of legal sports betting in their home state on Jan. 1, 2023.

Betting on the Browns in Ohio is now available at major sportsbooks like DraftKings. While Cleveland didn’t make the playoffs this season, Browns fans and other bettors in Ohio can still wager on the NFL playoffs. And it’s not too early to think about making wagers on the Browns when next season starts.    

Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Cleveland Browns odds. This includes how to place bets on the Browns and what current odds updates indicate about the team’s chances of making the playoffs.

Where Can You Bet on the Cleveland Browns?

Ohio residents can now bet on the Browns in their home state. That is because Ohio just recently launched retail and online sports betting

Now that commercial sportsbooks are up and running, Browns fans can bet on their favorite football team both using mobile sportsbook apps and at retail sportsbook locations.

The odds will not differ between mobile and retail sportsbook locations provided that the books are from the same brand. For example, if you use a mobile DraftKings app from the comfort of your couch, expect to find the same odds there as you would find at a DraftKings retail location in Ohio.

All sportsbooks in Ohio should take bets on the Super Bowl since futures bets for the NFL are some of the most popular in the entire industry. The earlier you place your bet, the greater your opportunity for big profits!

Betting on the NFL Playoffs in Ohio

The NFL playoffs is a popular event for bettors to make wagers on. Even though the Browns missed the playoffs, there are still plenty of options for bettors in Ohio to make wagers on the NFL playoffs, starting with the six first-round games.

The 2023 NFL playoffs get underway on Saturday, Jan. 14 with the wild card round. The top seed in the AFC is the Kansas City Chiefs, and the top seed in the NFC is the Philadelphia Eagles. By virtue of being the top seed in their conference, both earned first-round byes.

Wild Card Round

The first game features the No. 7 seed in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks, traveling to San Francisco to play the No. 2 seed 49ers on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. DraftKings lists San Francisco as a 9.5-point favorite. If you think the Seahawks can win outright, their moneyline is +400, meaning that a $100 bet would return $400 in profit, which would be a better payout than betting on Seattle to cover (-105). The over/under for the game is set at 42 points.

Following the game between Seattle and San Francisco are the No. 4 seed in the AFC, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers squaring off in Jacksonville. Despite being the road team, the Chargers are 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 47.5 points. The game is set to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, three more wild card games will be played, starting with the AFC No. 7 seed Miami Dolphins making a trip to Buffalo to play the No. 2 seed Bills at 1 p.m. ET. Buffalo is the heaviest favorite in the wild card round, as the Dolphins are 13-point underdogs. This is in part due to Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being ruled out of the game due to injury. The Miami moneyline is +600, and the over/under is set at 43.5 points.

The second game on Sunday features the NFC No. 3 seed Minnesota Vikings hosting the No. 6 seed New York Giants at 4:30 p.m. ET. Minnesota is listed as a 3-point favorite, and the over/under is 48. 

The final Sunday game will see AFC No. 6 Baltimore going on the road to play Joe Burrow and the No. 3 seed Cincinnati Bengals in a matchup of AFC North rivals. The Bengals are 9.5-point favorites in part due to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s availability. It appears that Jackson’s knee injury will likely keep him out of the game against Cincinnati. The Baltimore moneyline is +370, and the over/under for the game is set at 40.5 points. The game is set to kick off at 8:15 ET.

The wild card round closes out with a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 16 with NFC No. 4 seed Tampa Bay hosting the No. 5 seed Dallas Cowboys at 8:15 p.m. ET. Despite posting a losing record at 8-9, significantly worse than the Cowboys’ record of 12-5, Tampa Bay has the higher seed by virtue of winning the NFC South. The oddsmakers expect the game to be close, as Dallas is listed as a 2.5-point favorite. The over/under is 45.5 points.

Divisional Round, Conference Championship Games, and Super Bowl

The winners of the wild card games will advance to the divisional round the next weekend. The NFL reseeds the playoffs after the wild card round to ensure that the lowest remaining seed plays the top seed in the divisional round. The lowest remaining seed in the NFC will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles, and the lowest remaining seed in the AFC will make a trip to Kansas City to play the Chiefs. 

The winners of the divisional playoff games will advance to the AFC Championship Game or the NFC Championship Game. Both championship games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29. The winners of those games will advance to Super Bowl 57, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 12.

In addition to wagering on the individual games, bettors can wager on who will win the Super Bowl. The favorite to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings is the Kansas City Chiefs at +350. 

Bettors can also make wagers on awards like the Super Bowl MVP and props like how many yards or touchdowns that Patrick Mahomes will throw for in a game. There are a variety of other bets that are offered, and it’s best to visit the NFL section of an online sportsbook to see what is available.

How Cleveland Browns Betting Odds Are Calculated

Like all the other major professional teams, the Browns’ sportsbook odds are calculated primarily from the work of professional linemakers (sometimes called oddsmakers). In a nutshell, these professionals are skilled statisticians who take a look at key factors like:

  • Player stats and data
  • Team performance
  • Where games will take place, including how the weather will be affecting the game
  • Coach strategies

Once they gather all this information, they come up with odds that offer a good opportunity for profit for various players. This is for those who wish to bet on the underdog and players who bet on the favorite to win in a given game.

Sportsbooks also typically set the odds, so they are entertaining rather than mathematically accurate or perfect.

Cleveland Browns Moneyline Odds

Moneyline odds for the Browns are the simplest you can find on mobile sportsbooks. These odds simply represent the chances for one team to win or lose a given game. Here is an example:

  • Cleveland Browns: +200
  • Philadelphia Eagles: -300

In this example, the Browns are considered the underdogs in the game since they have a positive (+) sign next to their number. The Philadelphia Eagles are considered the underdogs with a negative (-) sign next to their odds.

Moneyline odds show how much players need to bet to win $100 (if wagering on the favorite) or how much money they will win by wagering $100 if their team is successful (if wagering on the underdog). For example:

  • A $100 wager on a Browns win will result in a $300 payday, your stake plus $200 in winnings
  • A $300 wager on an Eagles win will result in a $400 payday, your stake plus $100 in winnings

Cleveland Browns Point Spreads

Players may also wager on point spread bets, which try to estimate how many points a team will win or lose by. Here is another example:

  • Atlanta Falcons: +7.5 (+110)
  • Cleveland Browns: -7.5 (-110)

In this example, the Browns are favored to win by 7.5 points. If the Browns win the game by this amount or more, a sports bettor who wagers $10 would win the bet and get a payout of $19.09. If the Falcons win, tie the game, or lose by less than the amount, a sports better who wagers on them would get the same payout.

Cleveland Browns Futures Odds

The Browns missed the playoffs this year, so there are no current futures odds for them to win the Super Bowl. However, there’s always next year. Once the Super Bowl champion is crowned in February, sportsbooks like DraftKings will put out futures odds for the winner of Super Bowl 58 next year. Odds will be listed for all 32 NFL teams, including the Browns.

Cleveland Browns Prop Bets

Prop bets (short for proposition bets) will likely be popular sports wagers for fans of the Browns. Prop bets are single-event wagers that surround one event or action only and never the outcome of the game. Examples include:

  • Whether a specific player will score a touchdown
  • Whether a specific player will run the football for a certain number of yards
  • Whether a certain player will fumble a pass
  • Who will score the most touchdowns in a season

Prop bets are fun and exciting ways to wager, especially for inexperienced sports bettors. Prop bets also frequently have odds boosts or other promotions attached to them with online sportsbook apps, making them great ways to earn a profit in many cases.

How to Bet on the Cleveland Browns in Ohio

Ohio’s sports betting legislation allows for both retail and online sports betting. As a result, players can bet on the Browns both in person at their favorite sportsbooks or by using their mobile devices at home.

To bet on the Browns from afar:

  • Players will first need to download the sportsbook of their choice
  • Players can create an account and register for the sportsbook entirely remotely. Ohio will not likely require in-person registration for mobile sportsbooks
  • Players can fund their sportsbook account and start placing bets on the Browns or any other sporting events they choose once registered

Live Betting on the Cleveland Browns in Ohio

Most Ohio sportsbooks also allow live or in-play betting. These bets are special wagers that are only placeable in the middle of a game. Online sportsbooks allow you to put your money down in the middle of the action and odds are formulated using automated algorithms rather than professional linemakers.

Apps like DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel are sure to provide fantastic live betting experiences for Ohio residents.

How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Ohio

The Super Bowl is a popular futures bet around the country. Fortunately, Browns fans can bet on the Super Bowl and support their team next season now that mobile sportsbooks have launched.

Cleveland Browns Stadium

The Browns have a home stadium in Ohio called FirstEnergy Stadium. FirstEnergy is multipurpose but is most often used for football games rather than college football or soccer.

In total, it has a seating capacity of 67,895 and features a variety of modern concession areas, technology connectivity improvements, and premium suites for those who pay extra as a result of recent renovations. FirstEnergy Stadium’s full address is: 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, OH 44114.

Cleveland Browns Odds in Ohio FAQ

Do Ohio’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on the Cleveland Browns?

Yes, all legal Ohio sportsbooks with NFL betting markets allow bets on the Browns.

How popular is betting on the Cleveland Browns?

As a professional football franchise, the Browns are a very popular team to bet on.

Where can you bet on the Super Bowl in Ohio?

You can bet on the Super Bowl at both retail locations and by using a mobile app from anywhere in the state.

Do the Cleveland Browns have any sportsbook partnerships in Ohio?

Yes, the Browns announced a partnership with Bally’s Interactive.

Is DraftKings legal in Ohio?

Yes, DraftKings was among the first sportsbooks to acquire licensure in Ohio.

Does DraftKings offer odds on the Cleveland Browns?

Yes. Now that DraftKings has launched in Ohio, these odds will show up alongside the sportsbook.

About the Author
Dan Duangdao

Dan Duangdao

Dan Duangdao is an editor at Gaming Today. He was the Editor-in-Chief at Lakers Nation and an NBA editor at ClutchPoints.

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