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New York Jets vs Cleveland Browns Odds, Picks & Prediction for 2023 Hall of Fame Game

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in NFL Football

Updated Aug 2, 2023 · 1:47 PM PDT

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) participates in drills in front of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) during the New York Jets Training Camp
Jul 22, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) participates in drills in front of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) during the New York Jets Training Camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Jets are 1.5-point favorites over the Browns on Thursday in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
  • The Hall of Fame game kicks off the NFL’s preseason which will continue next week
  • A look at the Jets vs Browns odds can be found below plus our best Hall of Fame Game picks

The NFL preseason begins as the New York Jets meet the Cleveland Browns at 8 pm ET Thursday in the Hall of Fame Game at Thomas Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio with New York favored in the Jets vs Browns odds.

The Jets finished last in the AFC East last season when they were 7-10 and missed the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the longest current drought in the NFL. The Browns also finished 7-10 and in last place in the AFC North.

Jets vs Browns Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
New York Jets -130 -1.5 (-110) Over 33.5 (-110)
Cleveland Browns +110 +1.5 (-110) Under 33.5 (-110)

The Jets are 1.5-point favorites over the Browns in the Hall of Fame Game odds on Thursday and -130 picks on the moneyline in the NFL odds, giving them a 56.52% implied win probability. The Jets have +1800 Super Bowl 58 championship odds and the Browns are listed at +4000.

There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms predicted. The temperature is forecast to be 80 degrees at kickoff with a low of 65 and southwest wind at 6 mph.

Odds as of August 2nd at Caesars. Be sure to grab a great Caesars promo code to bet on the Hall of Fame game between the Jets and Browns.

NBC will televise Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game.

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Jets vs Browns History

The teams have met 29 times, including once in the playoffs, and the Browns have a slight 15-14 edge in the series.

The Jets eked out a 31-30 victory over the Browns last season in Week 2 in Cleveland. New York scored the winning touchdown with 22 seconds left on Joe Flacco’s 15-yard pass to Garrett Wilson.

The Jets have split their two Hall of Fame Game appearances. The Browns are 2-3 in Canton, which is just 60 miles from Cleveland.

No Rodgers for Jets

Arguably the biggest offseason move in the NFL was the Jets trading with the Green Bay Packers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, the four-time MVP will not make his Jets’ debut in this game and has not played in a preseason game since 2018.

Coach Robert Saleh plans to start Zach Wilson, who has dropped to No. 2 on the Jets’ depth chart following the acquisition of Rodgers. Wilson has been a major disappointment since being drafted second overall in 2021.

Wilson started 22 games over the past two seasons and the Jets were 8-14 in those games. He completed just 55.2% of his passes for 4,022 yards while throwing for 15 touchdowns and being intercepted 18 times.

Journeymen Tim Boyle and Chris Streveler, who are battling to be the third-string quarterback, are also expected to play. Boyle made three starts for the Detroit Lions in 2021 and Streveler started one game for the Jets last season.

QB3 Candidates Playing for Browns

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski plans to play Kellen Mond at quarterback in the first half and rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half. Both are competing for the QB3 job behind Deshaun Watson and Joshua Dobbs.

The Browns claimed Mond off waivers from the Vikings just before the start of last season, just a year after Minnesota had drafted him in the third round. Mond did not play in any regular-season games in 2022 and but did come off the bench once for the Vikings as a rookie in 2021, though he threw just three passes.

Thompson-Robinson was the Browns’ fifth-round draft pick this year from UCLA. In college, he played in 49 games over five seasons and completed 63.3% of his passes for 10,710 yards and 88 touchdowns with 36 interceptions.

Jets vs Browns Prediction

A couple of factors work in the Jets’ favor here when making your Hall of Fame Game predictions. First, they will be playing three quarterbacks who have started NFL games. Secondly, Saleh has a 5-0 career record in the preseason and puts a little more emphasis on winning in the exhibition season.

Jets vs Browns Picks: Jets -1.5 (-110)

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