Jets vs. Browns Prediction
Will the Browns beat the Jets this afternoon and pick up their first victory of 2017? Or will Gang Green keep rolling?
Who: Jets (2-2) at Browns (0-4)
When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, October 8
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, this game is now a pick'em after the Browns opened as 1.5-point home favorites versus the Jets earlier in the week. As for the total, the number hit the board at 39.5 but has been bet up slightly to 40.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The Jets have failed to cover in four of their last five road games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games coming off an ATS win, and are 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven games following a straight up victory. They've also failed to cover in seven of their last nine games played on grass.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Browns are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 home games, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games played in the month of October and are winless at the betting window in their last four games following a double-digit loss at home. They're also just 5-16-1 against the spread in their last 22 games played in the month of October.
OUR PREDICTION: I don't like anything about this game. You're either forced to back a winless Browns team or a Jets squad that has won back-to-back games but was also accused of tanking before the season. In my dart-throw special of the day, I'll back the team that has actually won a game. The Jets aren't terribly talented but they're playing hard for Todd Bowles, whose seat appears to be cooling by the week. The Jets have also won four straight meetings between these two teams, including a 31-28 road win last season in a game that, ironically, Josh McCown started for the Browns. No offense to Deshone Kizer, who does offer some upside, but he's been the anti-Deshaun Watson. Going back to his days at Notre Dame, Kizer is 4-12 over his last 16 starts under center.
NFL WEEK 5 PREDICTIONS: NEW YORK JETS PK