The oddsmakers have low confidence in the Browns
Judging by the line as estimated by WynnBet, the oddsmakers have low confidence in the Cleveland Browns, at least compared to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes seem to be the public’s darling right now.
It’s not that the public believes that the Browns are terrible.
On the contrary, the public seems to believe that the Browns are a good team. In fact, Ben Heisler of Betsided reports that as of September 5, the Browns odds of winning the Super Bowl were actually better than the Ravens (+1200 versus +1400).
They are really down on the Steelers at +3000, after the image last year of Ben Roethlisberger being ridden hard all season long and put away wet. However, with proper care and feeding, this observer believes that a good running game can in fact resurrect Roethlisberger at least one more time and everyone is making a mistake to count the Steelers out.
Face it, they are vampires, and you can’t kill them.
However, the Chiefs at +475 are 2.5 times more likely than the Browns to win it all, if you believe the oddsmakers.
This fan never bets, and the reason is that I’ve been to Las Vegas and realize that the gamblers drive more expensive cars than I do, and live in more expensive houses than I can afford, so they for sure know more than I do.
Hence I am not going to recommend that anyone bet on the Browns. I will not bet on the Browns either. I will just express surprise at the notion that Patrick Mahomes is going to carve up the Browns for six points to the good while holding off Myles Garrett and company with three offensive linemen making their first NFL starts.
But in my heart, I believe the Browns are going to crush Kansas City.