2018 Cleveland Browns NFL Betting Odds and Schedule
At this point, gambling sites for NFL don’t give the Cleveland Browns really long odds. They give Hue Jackson really long odds. There is a lot of talk about the “new look” Browns. And they do indeed look better than they have in a long while. It’s all, of course, relative. Like in The Princess Bride. When they thought Cary Elwes was dead, but he was only mostly dead. Anyway. As long a Hue rears his ugly mug on the sidelines, the Browns are pretty much screwed.
That’s the difference between soccer and football. In the former, people who crap the bed get death threats. Hue leads the Browns to 1-15 and 0-16 seasons, and he can still show his face in Cleveland without those fake nose and glasses. Which is actually a good difference, I guess. Kind of like Eric Idle said in The Meaning of Life. “At home they’d hang me — here they’ll give me a (expletive deleted) medal, sir!”
2018 Cleveland Browns best online sportsbooks odds
- Super Bowl LIII Odds to Win: 81.00
- To win the AFC Championship: 41.00
- To win the AFC North Division: 11.00
- Win totals: 5½
Odds set by Intertops sportsbook, a master among gambling sites for NFL.
The good news is that the Browns simply cannot do worse than last season. They still can, mind you, do as bad. But not, you know, worse. That’s literally impossible (according to win totals at gambling sites for NFL, they will do better). And with the first pick in the first round of the draft, QB Baker Mayfield, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll do better. Ditto for running back Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers. Hyde is coming off his best season, touchdown-wise, with eight rushing scores. The Browns also acquired wide receiver Jarvis Landry, QB Tyrod Taylor, and cornerback Damarius Randall, among other new arrivals.
2018 Cleveland Browns regular season schedule
- Week 1 September 9 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 2 September 16 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
- Week 3 September 20 8:20 p.m. New York Jets FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 4 September 30 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
- Week 5 October 7 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 6 October 14 1:00 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 7 October 21 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
- Week 8 October 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
- Week 9 November 4 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 10 November 11 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 11 Bye
- Week 12 November 25 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium
- Week 13 December 2 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans NRG Stadium
- Week 14 December 9 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 15 December 15 TBD Denver Broncos Broncos Stadium at Mile High
- Week 16 December 23 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 17 December 30 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
And their road schedule
At New Orleans Saints. The Browns are 6-2 in New Orleans, including winning the last three straight. However, their last visit was in 2010.
At Oakland Raiders. Cleveland have won three of their last five games in Oakland, the last of which occurred in 2012.
At Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns have played very sparingly in Tampa; just five times between 1976 and 2010. They won the first three and lost the last two.
At Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland last won in Pittsburgh in 2003. They have lost the following 14 trips.
At Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns have won just two games in Cinci in the last 10 years.
At Houston Texans. Cleveland won their first game in Houston in 2005, but lost the next four.
At Denver Broncos. The Browns have lost their five straight to the Broncos in Denver.
At Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland have won just twice in Baltimore in the past 11 years. Both wins were in OT, in 2007 and 2015.