CLEVELAND — The last week of February seems a bit early to start projecting what the 2021 NFL season may look like, but don’t tell that to oddsmakers at the offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag.
On Friday, BetOnline posted early odds looking at every division in the NFL, including the AFC North. Despite the Browns’ remarkable turnaround under first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski with an 11-5 regular season record and a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, oddsmakers still favor the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North next season.
The odds go as follows for the division:
With these odds, the Browns are listed as 2-to-1, meaning a $100 wager on Cleveland to win the AFC North would net $200. The Ravens are currently at 5-to-4, followed by the Steelers at 13-to-5 and the Cincinnati Bengals 18-to-1.
Pittsburgh won the division in 2020 with a record of 12-4, while Cleveland and Baltimore finished 11-5. The Bengals ended the season at 4-11-1, dead last for the third year in a row.