New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Week 17 Betting Picks and Prediction for Thursday, December 28, 2023

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns – As NFL Season reaches its crucial Week 17, New York Jets and Cleveland Browns prepare to square off in a game that could alter playoff conversations. Set for Thursday at the Cleveland Browns Stadium, this match-up promises to be exciting for sports bettors and fans alike. As both teams have experienced differing fortunes this season, making an NFL winning pick requires both tactical analysis and knowledge of each team’s journey thus far.

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

Date & Time: Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 8:15 PM ET

Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium


New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Odds

Jets+280+7 (+100)36 over (-110)
Browns-350-7 (-120)36 under (-110)

New York Jets Analysis

The New York Jets’ offense this season has been marked by both highs and lows. Quarterback Zach Wilson has shown little consistency under pressure with only 221 completions out of 368 attempts for 60.1% completion rate combined with 8 touchdowns against 7 interceptions to show his lack of consistency under pressure. Breece Hall, their promising running back has been an anchor with 732 rushing yards at an average 4.2 yards per attempt showing promise as part of their ground game; Garrett Wilson with 958 receiving yards has provided some dynamism but needs more to exploit Cleveland defense more fully.

Defensively, the Jets have shown moments of resilience but often faltered when key moments arose. Their inability to consistently pressure quarterback Eli Manning has been particularly problematic in recent games; to take down Cleveland, they will need to enhance their pass rush while tightening up their secondary and neutralizing its diverse offensive threats in order to secure an upset win.

Cleveland Browns Analysis

The Cleveland Browns boasting a 10-5 record have proven themselves an formidable opponent this season, particularly on offense. Joe Flacco stepped in at quarterback and has provided veteran leadership and stability, amassing 1307 passing yards over just 4 games at a completion rate of 59.4% with an 85.1 passer rating. Running back Jerome Ford contributed significantly by running for 743 yards at an average of 3.9 yards per carry; Amari Cooper provided even further balance by contributing 1250 receiving yards – his ability to make significant plays downfield will be essential against the Jets.

On defense, the Browns have been formidable this season. Their ability to disrupt opposing offenses through both pass rush and solid secondary play is at the core of their success; for them to defeat the Jets they must keep up this defensive intensity by limiting rushing gains while forcing passing situations where they can exploit turnovers.

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Against the Spread

The Jets have had difficulty covering spreads during recent outings, reflecting their on-field inconsistency. But they do boast an advantageous history against Browns which suggests there could be potential for an upset win.

Conversely, the Browns have been impressive ATS at home. Their well-rounded team performance and ability to close out games gives them an advantage in covering the spread. However, their past struggles against the Jets at home ATS should not be forgotten.

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Cleveland Browns (-350). The Browns are clearly the better team here and should be able to handle the Jets at home. 

Spread: New York Jets +7 (+100). The 7-point spread seems a bit too high given New York’s historical success against the number when facing Cleveland. Take the Jets with the points for spread pick.

Total: Under 36 (-110). Given both teams’ defensive capabilities and the Jets’ offensive struggles, a lower-scoring game is likely.

Predicted Score: Cleveland Browns 20, New York Jets 14

Cleveland Browns on the moneyline are considered a solid pick in this match-up, given their consistent performance throughout the season and home advantage, along with being considered as a viable candidate for victory. However, given the Jets’ ability to cover the spread and provide value on spread bets as an option; therefore these insights serve as an informative roadmap when betting online in Canada or anywhere else for this Week 17 showdown.