Well, Week 2, it was nice knowing you, I guess. The weekend flew by and just like that, we’re already prepping for the final game of the sophomore slate between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets.
This game was viewed as a primetime match-up a few weeks ago. Now, it’s simply an extremely difficult game to predict, because Baker Mayfield threw three picks in the season opener and Sam Darnold was out kissing randos in Manhattan. We get it dude, you’re young, rich and famous in New York City. Now, we get a matchup between an unestablished Browns offense and a Trevor Siemien-led Jets team.
This is going to be must-see T.V.
In any case, there’s money to be made. We can still find an edge, regardless of the situation. First, there’s a few things to touch on before we get into the plays. Quinnen Williams and C.J. Mosley are both out, while Le’Veon Bell is going to play. Cleveland will be without Damarious Randall in the secondary. So, again, some key injuries for both sides.
Per Covers, 60% of bets are on Cleveland -6.5, but it’s worth noting 46% of bettors who got the spread at six points took New York. Point being, despite the presumed disparity in talent, more than a few bettors think the Browns are overvalued.
At this point, most think Siemien is the nail in the coffin for the Jets. It’s hard to imagine them winning this game, sure, but at the same time it also feels like six points might be a little generous for a Browns team that was just dismantled in Tennessee and is playing on the latter half of a back-to-back away from home.
Then again, maybe Cleveland bounces back and starts to earn some of that preseason hype.
Let’s dive in and try to make some sense of this underwhelming matchup.
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