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Sports Betting Spotlight: Cleveland Browns 2017 season preview

Updated August 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm

The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Browns’ season in the fourth of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.

The Browns had the worst record in the league last season both overall (1-15) and against the spread (4-12). Cleveland’s over-under mark was 8-8.

The Browns have started 26 different quarterbacks since 1999 and have four competing for the job in training camp in Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan.

Cleveland added top overall draft pick Myles Garrett to a defense that allowed 28.3 points per game last season. It was 31st in the league in scoring at 16.5 ppg.

The Browns will need to make big strides on both sides of the ball to top their win total of 4.5.

2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*

Aug. 11: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 12: Tennessee Titans

Aug. 13: Indianapolis Colts

Aug. 14: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 15: Cincinnati Bengals

Aug. 16: Jacksonville Jaguars

Aug. 17: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 18: Houston Texans

Aug. 19: Chicago Bears

Aug. 20: New Orleans Saints

Aug. 21: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 22: Minnesota Vikings

Aug. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aug. 24: Carolina Panthers

Aug. 25: Detroit Lions

Aug. 26: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 27: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 28: New York Giants

Aug. 29: Washington Redskins

Aug. 30: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 31: Seattle Seahawks

Sept. 1: Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 2: Philadelphia Eagles

Sept. 3: Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 4: Oakland Raiders

Sept. 5: Buffalo Bills

Sept. 6: Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots

Sept. 7: Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots

Sept. 8: New York Jets

Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins

Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers or Denver Broncos

Sept. 11: Los Angeles Chargers or Denver Broncos

*Schedule is subject to change

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0354. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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