Cleveland Browns: team facts and NFL betting guide

Cleveland Browns: team facts and NFL betting guide

December 20, 2022

The Cleveland Browns are an NFL team based in Cleveland, Ohio, who have played at FirstEnergy Stadium since 1999. They’re a popular team to bet on and remain many punters’ all-time favorites, even though the Browns have made the play-offs just twice, in 2022 and 2020. Let’s find out more about Cleveland Browns and Browns odds in this article.

Cleveland Browns: history

The team joined the NFL in 1950 and currently holds 8 titles, 4 in the AAFC and 4 in the NFL. 7 of these titles were taken under legendary coach Paul Brown.

One of the players who dominated in the 50s and 60s was Jim Brown, considered by many to be the best football player of all time. In the 80s, Ravens current general manager Ozzie Newsome was a successful tight end, and in the 90s, Bill Belichick spent his first five seasons as an NFL head coach with the Browns. Since Belichick’s return in 1999, fans have not been delighted by the team’s performance and wrong decisions have been made.

Colors and jerseys

The Browns made a major change to their visual identity in 2015, when they unveiled a new, brighter shade of orange to adorn their jerseys beginning in the 2015 season. The team’s official logo is ‘Brownie the Elf’.

NFL 2022 and the Browns: game guide

American football has been the main focus of sports betting in the United States. When the NFL was founded, its popularity increased dramatically. Today, it is a global phenomenon, with punters from all over the world able to bet on the NFL and their favorite teams, such as the Cleveland Browns.

Continue reading our guide below to get a more comprehensive outlook of how NFL betting works.

American football betting guide

While classical soccer is the most popular sport in Europe and other parts of the world, it’s American football that’s the biggest one in the US. The surge in sports betting and live streaming has helped to spark greater interest in the sport, partly due to the worldwide media coverage of important football matches. Enjoying an NFL game on Sunday night is now a tradition in many countries all over the world, and not just among expats. Matches are usually played at 6pm and 9pm BST, making it a natural way to socialize and end the weekend.

Betting on the Browns

The 2022 season has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride for the Cleveland Browns. The team might not make it to the Superbowl, which doesn’t mean the fans can’t still place their bets on the orange team.

NFL betting tips

Read on below for the most popular bet types:

  • Betting on the winner
  • Handicap betting
  • Over/under
  • Player odds
  • Interception
  • Championship bets

Who wins

One of the most popular betting options in the NFL is betting on which team will win, with overtime included and ties removed. It is very similar to 1X2 betting in soccer, but with the above differences. In American football, the chances of overtime are very low, and therefore betting on the winner with overtime included is chosen, as opposed to soccer.

Handicap betting

Handicap betting or “spread betting” is another popular form of NFL betting. In handicapping, the bettor chooses to either reduce the starting point or raise to the favored team. In practice, this means:

In a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints, the latter team is considered the favorite. In an evenly matched game, you believe that the Browns will win the game by at least 3 points. You choose to bet on the Cleveland team with a handicap of –2.5. The game ends in a win for the Browns with the 3 extra points you were looking for. You win your bet!


When betting over/under, you are betting on the total number of points in a match scored by both teams, including points scored during extra time. Over/under bets range from 35 to 50.

Player odds

Many people are taking a liking to certain players in the NFL and many bet directly on these superstars. This means that there are a lot of different player odds available in the NFL. The most popular type of player odds is the first touchdown. The quarterback of one of the teams, who can rush forward into the end zone during a game, or a wide receiver.

A wide receiver could be likened to a striker in soccer or to the best batsmen in cricket. They score the most points and usually get the most attention. Because of this, most NFL fans gamble that a wide receiver will be the first or last to score in a game, and also collect the highest total points.


Interceptions are also big in NFL betting and can completely change a game. It’s when a player on the defensive team catches the pass from the offensive quarterback. When the ball is taken over (it’s called a turnover), the defensive team turns into the offensive one and has a chance to score a touchdown. You can bet on players earning interceptions during games.

Championship bets

There are also long-term bets on teams or large competitions. One of these is betting on the NFL Championship, where you can bet on who will be the title winner that year – for example, you can bet on Cleveland Browns. This is also very well-played and the odds on a team can fluctuate tremendously during the season, so timing is key to success here.

Most valuable player

Betting on the MVP (most valuable player) is another great betting type, especially before the Super Bowl, which is the last game of the season. Regardless of which two teams meet in the finals, the MVP will likely come from one of these two squads. The MVP is then often awarded to the player who contributed the most to the team that wins the title itself, usually in the final game or during the playoffs. Quarterbacks are at the center of attention in the NFL and therefore they are usually the frontrunners to stand a chance to win the MVP title each year, after the Superbowl game.

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