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Cleveland Browns at New York Jets - 9/16/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns
Date & Time Monday September 16, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
The Line
The Line: New York Jets +6.5 -- Over/Under: 44
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Cleveland Browns and New York Jets meet Monday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.

The Cleveland Browns need a bounce back showing after losing to the Tennessee Titans by 30 points. The Cleveland Browns have lost five of their last seven road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 285 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Mayfield has three interceptions in three of his last six games. Odell Beckham Jr.and Jarvis Landry have combined for 138 receiving yards on 11 catches while Rashard Higgins has two receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 102 yards per contest, and Nick Chubb leads the way with 75 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 43 points and 339 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with eight tackles, Myles Garrett has two sacks and Sheldon Richardson has one pass deflection.

The New York Jets also need a victory after a heartbreaking loss to the Buffalo Bills. The New York Jets have lost their last six home games. Sam Darnold is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Trevor Siemian is going to get the start in this contest, his 25th career start and first since 2017 with the Denver Broncos. Jamison Crowder and Le’Veon Bell have combined for 131 receiving yards and one touchdown while Robby Anderson has three receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 68 yards per contest, and Bell leads the way with 60 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 17 points and 370 yards per game. Darryl Roberts leads the New York Jets with eight tackles, Jordan Jenkins has one sack and Neville Hewitt has one interception.

The Browns are 5-12 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The Jets are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Browns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the favorite is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Jets last 8 home games. The over is 6-2-1 in Browns last 9 vs. AFC.

The Cleveland Browns have failed to cover 10 of their last 13 games as a favorite. The New York Jets are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog. This line has now jumped 3.5 points, and the announcement of Sam Darnold being out has a lot to do with that. However, I've said it before and I'll say it again; I'm not laying chalk with the Browns until they show they're capable of covering numbers. Every year bettors say this is the year the Browns are going to be profitable, and every year they're terrible both SU and ATS. While they're far more talented than they showed last week, that performance wasn't surprising given what we see from this team year in and year out. Also, Darnold isn't the best young quarterback in the world, so losing him isn't a big deal in my eyes. You can also do a lot worse than Siemian as a backup, as he flashed potential in Denver and has 24 previous starts under his belt. Give me the Jets and the points. I'm not laying chalk with the Browns. I'm not laying... You get the idea.

Pick:
New York Jets +6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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