Oddsmakers moved swiftly to react to the news that Case Keenum would start for the Cleveland Browns over Baker Mayfield on Thursday.
PointsBet was first to publicize the shift, crediting the Browns with a point off the spread against the Denver Broncos.
Cleveland moved from a 3-point favorite to -2 with Keenum in the lineup.
Browns spread vs Broncos:
with Baker: -3
with Case Keenum: -2
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 20, 2021
Cleveland is also a 2-point favorite as of Wednesday afternoon at DraftKings.
The Browns (3-3) face the Broncos (3-3) on a short week and without much of their established offensive weaponry. Running back Nick Chubb (calf) is out for the second game in a row and his primary backup, Kareem Hunt (calf), was placed on short-term IR.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not expected to play for the Browns, who listed 20 players on the injury report to start the week.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)