New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Week 2 Picks, Odds & Preview
Top NFL betting sites favor the Browns over the Jets by a touchdown and change when New York and Cleveland play in week 2 of NFL action at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Browns (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS) return home after a win over the Carolina Panthers to face the New York Jets. This is a matchup of QBs who were in other teams before the season began. With questions under center, this Jets vs Browns game could come down to defense and which team makes less mistakes.
After they reached -6.5 in the Week 2 preview, the Browns have settled as six-point favorites at the best online sportsbooks. After Cleveland did notch a win in its opener with Jacoby Brissett, top sports betting sites are confident that the AFC North team will take care of business at home against a conference rival.
New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Odds by BetUs
|Jets||+6½ ( -110 )||39½ ( -110 )|
|Browns||-6½ ( -110 )||39½ ( -110 )||-280|
Betting NY Jets
Zach Wilson is sidelined for at least the next few weeks. The Jets will have to turn to ‘Skinny’ Joe Flacco, the former SB winner who completed 37 of 59 passes with one touchdown and one interception in their 24-9 loss to the Ravens in Week 1.
The Jets’ game plan got thrown out the window as they had to come from behind. That kept second-year running back Michael Carter to only 10 carries for 60 yards. He did add seven catches for another 40 yards. In spite their mediocre offense, the Jets defense could be seen as the saving grace. They held the powerhouse Baltimore offense to just 24 points.
Their defense may keep them competitive, but the Jets can ill afford to fall behind since their offense lacks the edge to allow them to catch-up. They will need to involve Michael Carter early and frequently and hope for Brissett and company to drop the ball if they are to cover the six points at top sports betting sites.
The New York Jets look to bounce back from a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in their season-opener. Joe Flacco threw for 307 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 62.7% passing. Michael Carter rushed for 60 yards on 10 carries.
Corey Davis had a team-best 77 receiving yards and six receptions. Garrett Wilson had 52 receiving yards. Elijah Moore had 49 receiving yards. Carter also had a team-best seven receptions. On defense, C.J. Mosley had 11 total tackles including seven solo tackles. D.J. Reed had an interceptio. Quincy Williams had a sack.
Betting Cleveland Browns
The Browns scored 17 points in the second quarter for a 26-24 win in Carolina in Week 1. The bicephalous backfield monster of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt carried the load and lifted the pressure from Jacoby Brissett. Chubb had 22 carries for 141 yards. Hunt combined to add 70 rushing yards and through the air. Donovan Peoples-Jones was Brissett’s go-to target. He hauled in six catches on 11 targets for 60 yards. Brissett simply needed to manage the game and guard the ball. The Browns should be in line for their second straight win if their running game keeps up the good work.
Run and keep running. Chubb and Hunt looked more energized by the carry. The Browns will have to rely on their two running backs again in their home opener. Scoring 26 points should do the trick to overcome the Jets and cover as long as Brissett holds on to the ball.
The Cleveland Browns look to continue the momentum from their 26-24 win over Carolina to kick off the season. Jacoby Brissett passed for 147 yards and one TD on 52.9% passing. Nick Chubb rushed for a team-best 141 rushing yards. Kareem Hunt had 46 rushing yards and one TD. Donovan Peoples-Jones had a team-best 60 receiving yards and six receptions. Hunt had four grabs for 24 yards and one TD.
New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Pick
We get the rationale for wanting to fade one side or the other, but we are going to do both and take the under. We don’t expect very much from the Jets with Joe Flacco under center. Jets fans should count down the days until Zach Wilson’s return.
On the other side, we don’t want to lay a touchdown with a Browns team that wasn’t as good as the coreboard would have you believe. We think this is a bowling shoe-ugly game that hits the mid-30s, and that’s it. Take the under.