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Week 1 Betting Line Favors the New York Jets over the Cleveland Browns

A new era will begin for the New York Jets on Sunday in their season opener when they host the Cleveland Browns as small favorites and look to cover the spread for the fourth straight time.

The Jets will not have former head coach Rex Ryan on the sidelines for the first time since 2008, as former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles replaces him.

They finished 2014 strong for Ryan in covering three in a row, but that was not enough to overcome a brutal 1-8 start that also saw them go 1-7-1 against the spread.

The Browns are looking to snap a five-game losing streak dating back to the end of last year, but they did cover three of four down the stretch.

Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine was actually New York's defensive coordinator under Ryan from 2009-2012, so he will be very familiar with a lot of his former team's personnel.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the New York Jets as -2.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 39.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 23-21 result in favor of the Jets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Jets are 4-12 so far on the season, and 6-9-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are 7-9 and 9-6-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen New York go 7-9 and the Cleveland Browns go 5-11 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Jets - Browns odds would favor the Browns if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 25 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Browns sit at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Jets No. 28-ranked offense (17.69 PPG) against a Cleveland Browns defense that ranks No. 9 at 21.06 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 184.12 yards per game, less than the Browns give up through the air (224 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cleveland Browns feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 131.75 yards per game. The New York Jets, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Browns were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-10 score against Baltimore.

New York comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Geno Smith in defeating the Dolphins 37-24.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Jets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Jets is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Jets's last 8 games
  • NY Jets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Tennessee, Sunday, September 20th
New York at Indianapolis, Monday, September 21st