Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t think the Cleveland Browns are a good bet to win the 2022 Super Bowl.
In fact, the day-after-Super Bowl betting odds make Cleveland only the third-best bet in their own division.
Kevin Stefanski’s troops open at 40:1 odds (per Caesers’ Sports Books) to win Super Bowl LVII.
That leaves the Browns with the 19th-best odds among all teams, tied with Philadelphia and Miami.
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Of course, that is just the starting point for bettors and oddsmakers.
Andrew Berry is already working to improve his team’s odds in the coming months.
Cleveland moved from the middle of the pack last year to an 8th-best 14:1 bet by September 1.
Fans who believe in Berry and the Browns might want to take advantage of the long odds available early.
Third-Best Team In The AFC North?
Cincinnati comes off their Super Bowl loss as the AFC North team with the best chance to win the big game.
Besides their recent success, Vegas appears to give significant weight to the division’s quarterback situation.
Joe Burrow is entrenched in Cincinnati, and his presence helped set a 12:1 bet on a Bengals Super Bowl LVII victory.
Baltimore is negotiating a contract extension with the versatile Lamar Jackson and comes in at 20:1.
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Baker Mayfield is playing out his fifth year, in basically a prove-it situation, good for only 40:1.
But at least Cleveland has a viable starter on their roster.
Overall, Cincinnati offers the 4th-best bet in the NFL, while the Ravens have the 9th-most favorable odds.
Nowhere to Go But Up For Cleveland?
Opening odds are largely based on the previous season’s performances.
But as free agents change addresses and draft picks are signed, a clearer picture emerges.
There are some matters that will improve the Browns’ odds.
Berry will try to reinforce the wide receiver room and find another impact pass rusher.
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Either of those things should result in better odds.
Addressing the quarterback situation, whether with a Mayfield extension or move, might not move the needle much.
In fact, it might not impact Cleveland’s odds as much as Pittsburgh finding a more-qualified passer.
Because every improvement in somebody’s chances impacts another team’s odds to a degree.
Familiar Names At the Top
Vegas considered the Kansas City and Buffalo playoff losses as much of an upset as their own fans.
And in 2022, they expect the Chiefs (13-2) or Bills (7-1) to raise the Lombardi Trophy.
Being in the same conference hurts each other’s chances, indicating how much Vegas thinks of them.
The reigning champions give bettors the best odds among the NFC teams.
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Los Angeles comes in at 10:1, followed by the Bengals, 49ers (14-1), Packers (15-1), and Cowboys (16-1).
Baltimore is the best bet among 2021’s non-playoff teams, joining the Broncos (22-1) among the top 14 teams.
Las Vegas (50-1) joins Pittsburgh as the playoff teams with the longest odds of challenging next season.
But… it’s all conjecture until the games are played and the Lombardi is raised in Arizona.