When the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr to the Browns on Tuesday it sent shock throughout the league. One of the most athletic and techncially gifted players was being sent to Cleveland, to be paired with a young QB and talented roster, for a sum that looks like peanuts.
It's impossible to make sense of the trade and pundits and fans alike are wondering what Dave Gettleman is thinking in getting rid of the 26-year old, 3-time Pro Bowl, wide reciever. Even more astounding is that the Browns only gave up Jabrill Peppers and 2019 1st-round and 3rd-round picks.
The blockbuster trade sent ripples throughout betting markets too. The Browns, who already had a promising year ahead, went from +3400 to +1300 to win the Super Bowl in the last 24 hours.
As fans were drooling over the thought of Baker Mayfield throwing passes to OBJ, the smart bettors were putting their money behind the Browns winning their first Super Bowl since 1964. Amazingly 88% of Super Bowl outright bets on Oddschecker, since the trade, have been backing the Ohio franchise.
It's not just Cleveland fans who got excited by the trade, it's been a worldwide story, trending on social media and making the Browns to win the Super Bowl, the third most popular bet on our UK website.
Whatever happens, it's going to be a lot of fun to watch Cleveland next season.