Cleveland Browns at New York Jets NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
MetLife Stadium is the venue where Trevor Siemian and the New York Jets will take on the Cleveland Browns on Monday. New York opens this game as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 45.5. The Browns are 0-1-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Jets are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Cleveland Browns took on the Tennessee Titans and took the loss by a score of 43-13. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 25/38 with 285 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 3 picks on the day. Nick Chubb paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 75 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 71 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 10.1 yards per catch for that contest.
The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 13 points per contest, which has them at 27th in the NFL. As a team, they are averaging 102 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd among AFC teams. For total yards, they rank 11th in the conference and 19th in the NFL with 346 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Browns have compiled a total of 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC East teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Browns have one of the most lackluster defenses in the league, giving up 43 points per contest which has them at 15th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have conceded 216 yards. Teams are completing 58.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. They have conceded 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. When talking about rushing yards, Cleveland is giving up 123 yards per game ranking them 4th in the division and 21st among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry putting them 9th in the conference and 18th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 102 yards rushing through 1 contest.
The last time they took the field, the New York Jets played the Buffalo Bills and ended up taking the loss by a score of 17-16. Le'Veon Bell led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 60 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 3.5 yards per run. Jamison Crowder led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 99 yards on 14 receptions. He averaged 7.1 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Jets was Sam Darnold who went 28/41 with 175 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Jets come into this game with a record of 0-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Jets have one of the most lackluster offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Jets are currently ranked 3rd in the division and 25th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 16 points per game. New York needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 68 rushing yards per game, putting them 26th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 68 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Jets average 223 yards per contest overall putting them 30th in the NFL and 15th in the AFC.
The Jets are allowing 17 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the AFC East and 9th in the NFL. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 17 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 128 yards per contest which puts them at 25th in the league and 3rd in the division. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 128 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are conceding 242 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Jets currently sit at 6th in the AFC. They have allowed 1 passing TD for this season.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Browns -3
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