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

Game
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
Date & Time Monday September 16, 2019, 8:16 PM (EDT)
Location
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey
The Line
New York Jets +2.5 O/U: 45.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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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.

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.

Pick:
Cleveland Browns -2.5

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