The Cleveland Browns are 6.5-point road favorites over the New York Jets, as the sports gambling online spread goes for the NFL Week 2 game on September 16 at 8:15 pm ET at MetLife Stadium.
Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets Game Odds by Xbet Sportsbook
|Browns||-6½ (-112)||44 (-115)||-295|
|Jets||+6½ (-108)||44 (-115)||+241|
Betting Cleveland Browns
The best laid plans of Browns and men often go awry. Cleveland was upset 13-43 by Tennessee as 5.5-point home faves, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Baker Mayfield went 28 of 35 for 285 yards with one TD. Mayfield also threw three interceptions. All in the fourth quarter. Odell Beckham Jr. had an okay debut with the Browns, gaining 71 yards on seven catches with no scores. The Titans weren’t necessarily superior. They just made better use of their yards. And scored more points. And didn’t commit 18 penalties. You know, scratch that; the Titans were indeed superior.
The awesomely named Terry Pluto thinks Cleveland needs to change their game plan to beat the Jets. Well, no shit, Sherlock. Actually, Mr. Pluto makes a good point. “I believe at least two of Mayfield’s five sacks happened when he was hanging on to the ball trying to give Beckham time to get open,” he wrote. “Obviously Beckham has to be an important part of the offense. But Mayfield is at his best when the Browns have a running attack led by Nick Chubb. And when throwing the ball, Mayfield make quick throws to a variety of teammates.” I concur.
Let’s check some sports gambling online trends. The Browns are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS loss. 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 games overall. 5-12 ATS when playing a team with a losing record. And 2-6 ATS in their last eight Monday night games.
Betting NY Jets
The Jets were also upset in their season opener, 16-17, by the Buffalo Bills, as 2.5-point home chalk. Starting QB Sam Darnold went 28 of 41 for 175 yards with one TD. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder was one yard shy of 100 on 14 receptions. Running back Le’Veon Bell demonstrated why the Steelers chose James Conner over him. Bell gained a meh 60 yards on 17 carries. The Jets as a whole were limited to 68 yards on the ground. The defense intercepted Josh Allen twice, but little did that ultimately do the Jets.
Speaking of Darnie, he will miss at least one game with mono. Are you sure he really has mono? Maybe he’s just really bored. Anyway, Trevor Siemian will start again the Browns. And speaking of Bell, he sat out practices this week and underwent an MRI for a shoulder issue. NFL.com reports that “[head coach Adam] Gase said it stemmed from the feature back being too aggressive in practice.” As opposed to in the actual games, one suspects. Gase added that Bell is expected to return to practice on Saturday.
More sports gambling online trends. The Jets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games playing AFC teams. 0-5-1 ATS in their last six home games. 1-5 ATS in the last six games following an ATS loss. And 0-4 ATS in their last four games in September.
Browns vs. Jets Monday Night Football Week 2 Prediction
“The Browns defense recently gave up 43 points at home to the Titans in Week 1, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be a push-over,” writes Tyler Greenawalt. Actually, Ty, that’s exactly what it means. Cleveland is like that girlfriend with issues who keeps promises to change. But the only thing he changes is drug dealers. Is that the Browns’ case? Did they change head coaches but remain as bad of worse? Personally, the Jets, even with Siemian, inspire much more confidence.