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Odds On The Next Team Name For The Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians Next Team Name Odds Player In Jersey with Indians Logo July 7 2020

The Cleveland Indians are the latest professional sports team to announce it plans to do an extensive review of a nickname that has been criticized for years. Recently released betting odds from online sportsbooks suggest that “Spiders” could be the top choice if Cleveland opts for a name change.

Cleveland’s MLB franchise has been nicknamed the Indians since 1915 but it may be making a change sooner rather than later. Now, “Spiders” leads the pack of 14 potential new names at +300, according to the best baseball betting sites.

Spiders has been met with acclaim as a potential choice as it was the nickname of one of two baseball teams in Cleveland back in the late 1800s and made for a great logo.

This news comes on the heels of the announcement that the Washington Redskins NFL franchise is conducting a thorough review of its own name that has been harshly criticized as offensive to the aboriginal community. Betting odds have been released on Washington’s potential new nickname with “Redtails” leading the charge as the favorite.

If these team name changes come to pass, this could (and should) potentially set off a chain reaction through all of professional sports with teams like the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks and Kansas City Chiefs among the pro sports franchises that may follow suit.

Time will tell if these teams want to be on the right side of history but for now, here are the full betting odds on what the next team name of the Cleveland MLB franchise will be:

What Will The Cleveland Indians Change Their Name to?
Team NameOdds
Wild Things+800
Blue Sox+900
Great Lakers+4000

Odds as of July 7 at BetOnline

Understanding Cleveland Name Change Prop Odds

When you check out your sportsbook of choice for NFL betting props like what Cleveland will change its team name to, you’ll see prop odds that look something like this:

Spiders +300

Naps +400

Guardians +500

Buckeyes +600

To bet on these odds, you would be making a prop bet. In this case, there isn’t a clear favorite, similar to a moneyline or spread bet. When you don’t see odds with a minus sign (-) beside them, then the option with the lowest odds is the fave. The rest are considered underdogs.

If you think Cleveland will rename its team the Spiders, and you bet $100 on it, you’d get a payout of $400 – you get your $100 back along with your winnings of $300. 

Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.