Is 7.5 too much to play Cleveland in Thursday night's Jets-Browns matchup? Or will the Browns make the playoffs on a one-win streak while also cashing in through the window?
Chances of playing and betting
101 New York Jets (+7.5) at 102 Cleveland Browns (-7.5); o/u 34.5
8:15 PM ET, Thursday, December 28, 2023
Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV: Prime Video
Jets vs. Browns general betting info
Our NFL Public Betting Information page shows that 67% of public bettors are currently backing the Browns. This information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
New York Jets DFS Spin
NJ.com's Andy Vasquez reports Zach Wilson (Concussion) The Jets will miss Week 17 against the Browns. When the Jets had a short week, it was almost certain that Wilson would need more time to recover from the concussion he suffered in Week 15. As Wilson continues his recovery, he will likely get another start. It will be Wilson's second straight game to miss.
Cleveland Browns DFS rotation
NFL Network's Tom Plessero reports Amari Cooper (Heel) is “hopeful” to play in Week 17 against the Jets. The Browns will have a “better feel” of Cooper's status come game time. With 265 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against Houston, Cooper gets a much tougher matchup Thursday night against a top-tier New York coverage unit. He will be a WR2 if he fits.
Jets vs. Browns betting trends
NY Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Cleveland
NY Jets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 home games against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 home games
Jets vs. Browns Prediction:
Take Cleveland. The Browns can advance to the playoffs with a win tonight. If they win, they'll win 12 games for just the second time in franchise history. They are 7-1 at home this season and have won 5 straight at home since Week 4. They lead the NFL in total defense this season, allowing just 260.3 opposing yards per game.
Joe Flacco has also been a revelation for Cleveland, posting two straight games with over 350 yards. It was the longest streak of his career and the longest by a Browns quarterback since Josh McCown posted back-to-back games of 350 yards in 2015.
As for the Jets, they beat the Chiefs last Sunday but despite being big, they struggled to blow it. Washington stormed back and if not for a long field goal as time expired, the Jets would have suffered yet another ugly loss. Despite the controversy surrounding Aaron Rodgers' roster status, Robert Saleh is on the hot seat. Missing the burst could cost him his job.
Jets vs. Browns NFL Prediction: CLEVELAND BROWNS -7.5