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NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets

December 28, 2023


Week 17 of the NFL season will kick off on Thursday night when the New York Jets travel to Cleveland, Ohio to face the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on Amazon Prime.

 

The New York Jets enter this game having won two of their last three games including a 30-28 win at home against the Washington Commanders in week 16 of the NFL season, however, they have already been eliminated from playoff contention as they enter this game with a record of 6-9.

 

New York has scored 30 points in two of their last three games, however, they remain one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging 14.36 points per game which ranks 30th in the NFL. Trevor Siemian has become the starting quarterback for New York following the struggles Zach Wilson has had this season and looked decent in the game on Sunday completing 27 of 49 attempts for 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception, however, Breece Hall had a phenomenal game as he led the team in rushing with 95 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in receiving with 12 receptions for 96 yards.

 

The New York Jets will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Commanders when they travel to face the Cleveland Browns.

 

With a win or tie in the game against the Jets on Thursday night the Cleveland Browns will clinch a spot in the playoffs as they enter this game with a record of 10-5 and are on a three-game winning streak following a 36-22 win on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

 

Amari Cooper set a franchise record for receiving yards in the win with 11 receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns while Joe Flacco continues to impress since taking over as the starting quarterback as he completed 27 of 42 attempts for 368 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cleveland has been an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 22.07 points per game which is above the league average of 21.78 points per game.

 

The Cleveland Browns will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they host the New York Jets on Thursday night in week 17 of the NFL season.

 

BookMaker has the Cleveland Browns listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the New York Jets on Thursday night in week 17 of the NFL season. New York has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series.

 

The New York Jets are 5-9-1 ATS overall, 1-4-1 ATS on the road, and 5-7 ATS as an underdog this season while the Cleveland Browns are 9-5-1 ATS overall, 7-1 ATS at home, and 6-2 ATS on the year.

 

Cleveland is the better team this season and with a win or tie in this game will lock up a spot in the AFC Playoffs. The Browns have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 9-5-1 ATS overall while the Jets are 5-9-1 ATS overall and have been one of the best teams at covering the spread at home with a record of 7-1 ATS at home.

 

Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Cleveland Browns when they host the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Browns -5