Browns 2014 Win Total Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - How many wins will the Cleveland Browns rack up in 2014? Let's take a look at the team's current win total odds.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Browns' win total is currently sitting at 6.5, with the over carrying odds of -150 and the under carrying odds of +120. This means that for every $150.00 that you wager on the over, you'll win $100.00, and for every $100.00 that you wager on the under, you'll win $120.00.
The Browns added a few players in free agency that should start for the team in 2014. That list includes running back Ben Tate, who will at least share carries with rookie Terrence West, as well as receiver Andrew Hawkins, linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Donte Whitner. Nate Burelson, Earl Bennett, Miles Austin, Jim Dray and Paul McQuistan will either battle for starting playing time or provide roster depth.
Cleveland owned two first-round picks this year and used its first selection on Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert. With their second pick, the Browns traded up to the No. 22 overall pick to nab polarizing signal-caller Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M. The team also selected Nevada-Reno offensive tackle Joel Bitonio in the second round, Christian Kirksey of Iowa and West of Towson State in the third, as well as Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir in the fourth.
So how many wins will the Browns rack up this season? Cleveland only won four games a year ago but the team had a revolving door at quarterback due to injuries and/or ineffective play. Brian Hoyer will likely get the first opportunity to start under center, although Manziel could take over at any point this season (including Week 1). And what impact "Johnny Football" could have on the team is hard to figure.
The value in this win total resides in the under 6.5. Manziel might provide a spark if he winds up starting but this is going to be a run-first team under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, especially with receiver Josh Gordon expected to be suspended for the season. The offensive line is solid and the defense underrated, but it's hard to envision this team winning more than six games with the quarterback position influx.