Reviewing The NFL Odds After Travis Kelce’s Cleveland Browns Callout

  • Travis Kelce claims the Chiefs and Browns are “neck and neck” going into the 2021 NFL season.
  • Kansas City is projected to have a much better season according to all of the betting odds.
  • The Chiefs are 6-point favorites and have -270 odds to win in the Week 1 game against the Browns.

KANSAS CITY – Ahead of the Week 1 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, the Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, says the two teams are “neck and neck” heading into the season. However, the betting odds tell a different story.

In light of Travis Kelce’s claims of the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns being “neck and neck,” none of the listed betting odds suggest that the two are close together.

The two teams actually playing Week 1, and the Chiefs are listed as sizable favorites in the matchup at NFL betting sites.

Chiefs vs Browns Week 1 Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: KC -270, CLE +220
  • Spread: KC -6
  • Total: O/U 52.5

Not only are the Chiefs favored in Week 1, but they are projected to have a significantly better season. The Chiefs are the +500 betting favorites to win the Super Bowl while the Browns have odds of +1600, tied for the sixth-shortest choice.

The trend of oddsmakers believing in the Chiefs over the Browns doesn’t stop there. Kansas City’s odds to make the playoffs are set at -1400 while Cleveland’s are just -250.

This makes sense due to the Chiefs’ win total being listed at 12.5 with the Browns’ win total being set at 10.5.

NFL bettors will not be surprised to find out that the Chiefs are also the +260 favorites to win the AFC while the Browns have the fourth-shortest odds at +900.

The Verdict

In summary, the Chiefs and Browns are not neck and neck by any means. The odds suggest there is a good possibility that the two could meet in the playoffs, but considering the Week 1 odds, the Chiefs would be big favorites in that game as well.

The main difference between the two is that Kansas City is considered a near-lock to make the playoffs and make a deep run while the Browns should make the playoffs but have less room for error. If the Browns do end up winning in Week 1 and having an overall more success, sportsbooks could be taking a big hit.

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