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

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Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:16 PM (MetLife Stadium )

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The Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets will match up in Week 2 NFL activity on Monday evening.

The Browns are 0-1 in the early-going after falling 43-13 to the Titans. Cleveland mustered just six points in the first half of that one, and coughed up 31 points in the third and fourth quarters.

Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield had a forgettable 285 yards, one TD and three picks in Week 1, and Nick Chubb led the rush with 75 yards. Odell Beckham’s Browns debut brought 71 yards on seven catches.

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Over on the Jets’ side, they’re 0-1 as well following a 16-point blown lead against the Bills and a 17-16 defeat. New York gave up 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter there.

Jets QB Sam Darnold managed 175 yards and a TD but had several passes knocked down throughout the day. Le’Veon Bell’s New York debut brought 60 yards rushing and six catches for 32 yards.

The Browns are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after an ATS loss and 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 overall. Cleveland is 5-12 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight Monday games.

Meanwhile, the Jets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight versus the AFC and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six home games. New York is 1-5 ATS in the last six after an ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four in September.

Cleveland isn’t as bad of a team as they looked in Week 1; it’s more likely they were simply victims of overconfidence and overhype. I expect them to look much better here.

As for New York, it doesn’t get much more Jets-y than blowing a 16-point home lead to the Bills, so that’s exactly what they did. Gang Green has a LOT more work to do and I don’t think they’ll figure it out this week--especially with all the injuries and absences happening in New York right now. I’m going Browns.

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Andrew’s Pick Cleveland Browns -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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