Cleveland Browns 2023 Super Bowl Odds: Sportsbooks Respond To Deshaun Watson Acquisition

It may feel like the NFL season is ages away, but Week 1 will be here before we know. Because betting on football always seems to be in the forefront of sports bettors’ minds, Ohio sports bettors can still view Cleveland Browns 2022 Super Bowl odds.

Ohio is racing against the clock to launch sports betting within its borders by the start of the NFL season. The bill that legalized sports betting in the Buckeye State declares Jan. 1, 2023, as the deadline for launch.

Ohioans will certainly hope for legal sports betting to launch sooner rather than later. Regardless of when the first wagers are placed, however, betting on the Browns will be popular.

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Cleveland Browns 2022 Super Bowl Odds

The Browns’ blockbuster trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the NFL’s most significant storylines. Landing one of the game’s elite quarterbacks came at a stiff price. However, it was worth it for an organization that has been searching for a franchise quarterback since its re-inception.

DraftKings Sportsbook offers the Browns at +1700 to win it all. FanDuel and BetMGM, meanwhile, currently offer bettors slightly more appealing +1800 odds. Sportsbooks are holding off on offering odds on the Browns to make the playoffs. This is likely to remain the case until the league levies a suspension on Watson — or doesn’t.

Browns betting oddsFanDuelBetMGMDraftKings
To Win Super Bowl+2000+1800+2200
To Win AFC Championship+1000+1000+1200
To Win AFC North+270+200+225
To Make PlayoffsYes -210
No (NA)

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Cleveland Browns Offseason Storylines

Sportsbooks have not been in a hurry to post Browns season win totals odds. The uncertainty surrounding a potential Watson suspension means sportsbooks will continue to wait for some clarity on that front.

Jacoby Brissett is the expected backup in the event Watson is forced to sit out games. Brissett is capable of holding serve as the backup. If Brissett is thrust into a starting role, the Browns will likely lean more heavily on the run.

The Browns’ backfield is led by Nick Chubb, who’s +900 at FanDuel to lead the league in rushing. Chubb has averaged 5.6 yards per carry under head coach and offensive play-caller Kevin Stefanski. He splits backfield work with Kareem Hunt, who’s a high-quality running back in his own right. Hunt’s presence makes Chubb less likely to lead the league in rushing than the likes of Jonathan Taylor (+600), Derrick Henry (+600), and Dalvin Cook (+900). More than sharing, however, the biggest hurdle standing in Chubb’s way is health. He’s played 26 of a possible 33 games over the past two regular seasons.

Gaining yards on the ground won’t be an issue for the Browns. When they take to the air though, Watson or his fill-in will target a solid collection of pass-catchers. Wide receiver Amari Cooper falls short of elite, but he’s a well-rounded receiver who will make life on Watson easier. Speedster Anthony Schwartz and deep threat Donovan Peoples-Jones will vie for No. 2 duties. Tight end Austin Hooper departed via free agency, opening the door for David Njoku and Harrison Bryant to emerge.

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a Charlotte-based sportswriter who has worked professionally in the gaming, fantasy, and sports business industries. He’s an avid fantasy football player, managing over 100 leagues across multiple formats. When he’s not pouring over Vegas odds and statistics, he’s indulging in soccer and enjoys anything from LigaMX to Champions League.