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Johnny Manziel effect: Cleveland Browns’ Super Bowl odds make giant leap after big bet

People in Vegas are buying into Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns have gone from 200/1 to 30/1 to win the Super Bowl at the MGM, Nevada’s largest sportsbook. It’s the biggest move of any team in the MGM’s Super Bowl odds.

Almost all of the action on the Browns has come in after the draft, and most of it has been small bets. But last week a bettor put a “four-figure” bet on Cleveland at 100/1, which, according to MGM VP of Race and Sports Jay Rood, prompted the move down to the current price of 30/1

“We ran out of equity on them (Browns),” said Rood. “But they’re still nowhere near the Seahawks in terms of money or overall bets.”

Rood said the Browns have attracted only 10 percent of the money that’s already been bet on Seattle. The Seahawks opened at 8/1 at the MGM, but have been bet down to 4/1 as of this week.

Other books haven’t seen similar action on the Browns. In fact, the LVH SuperBook recently moved Cleveland back from 60/1 to 75/1.

“The Browns were a team we liked a lot after last year,” said Ed Salmons, head oddsmaker at the LVH. “We thought they had a chance to be a playoff team this year. That’s why we didn’t have them in the Jaguars and Raiders class. We have had very little interest in their futures.”

MGM Super Bowl Odds

 OpeningMay 27, 2014
Denver Broncos5/19/2
New England Patriots6/16/1
Seattle Seahawks8/14/1
San Francisco 49ers8/15/1
Green Bay Packers10/16/1
Philadelphia Eagles12/115/1
New Orleans Saints12/115/1
Carolina Panthers15/130/1
Indianapolis Colts15/118/1
Kansas City Chiefs20/130/1
Chicago Bears20/110/1
Cincinnati Bengals20/140/1
Atlanta Falcons20/150/1
San Diego Chargers25/150/1
Pittsburgh Steelers25/118/1
Dallas Cowboys25/130/1
Baltimore Ravens30/122/1
New York Giants30/118/1
Houston Texans30/140/1
Arizona Cardinals35/122/1
Detroit Lions35/118/1
Miami Dolphina50/150/1
Tennessee Titans50/1100/1
New York Jets60/125/1
Washington Redskins60/140/1
Minnesota Vikings60/125/1
St. Louis Rams75/160/1
Buffalo Bills75/160/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1100/130/1
Oakland Raiders150/150/1
Cleveland Browns200/130/1
Jacksonville Jaguars200/1125/1