AFC North Betting Preview: Browns’ Super Bowl Odds, Steelers’ Implosion

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Andrew Doughty @DoughtyBetMGM Jul 02, 2021, 8:53 AM

The Cleveland Browns have 29 playoff appearances in franchise history. In 14 of those appearances, they failed to win one game and only once – in 1949 – did they win two games. They’ve never won three games in a single postseason.

The Browns must win at least three games in their 30th playoff appearance in order to cash tickets for BetMGM bettors jumping on Super Bowl odds that opened at +2500 and currently sit at +1600.

While the Browns exorcised some demons last season in ending the NFL’s longest playoff drought and winning their first playoff game since Baker Mayfield was in the womb, they still enter 2021 with a dumpster of futility in tow. They haven’t posted a positive point differential since 2007, haven’t won a division title since 1989, and haven’t posted back-to-back seasons with at least 10 wins since 1987-88.

Now, with the NFL’s best offensive line, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate in Myles Garrett, and Mayfield coming off his best season, the Browns have legitimate value in Super Bowl betting.

This week on High Motor by BetMGM, in the second of four AFC divisional betting previews, we discussed NFL betting strategy for the AFC North, including the Browns’ Super Bowl odds, the potential of a Steelers’ implosion, Ravens’ rebound to Super Bowl contention, and more.

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Andrew Doughty

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Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.

Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.