NFL football is back! The Jets and Browns head to Canton for the Hall of Fame game, the annual pre-preseason game held following the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Luckily for us, you can bet on this game and get those NFL betting juices flowing once again.
Most starters for both teams likely won’t play in this one. The Jets have already announced they will not play any projected starters, meaning Zach Wilson will start at quarterback. The Browns haven’t made an official announcement, but it’s unlikely Deshaun Watson will play, and Dorian-Thompson-Robinson will “see a lot of playing time.” Here’s a quick look at what to bet on for Thursday’s game.
NFL Hall of Fame Game 2023 Jets vs. Browns Best Bets and Trends
Under 34 (-110 Caesars Sportsbook)
The under is a ‘must bet’ every year in this game. Since the year 2000, 34+ points have only been scored seven times in the Hall of Fame game. It’s a sloppy game with players who, for the most part, won’t make the 53-man roster later. Always under in this game.
New York Jets -1.5 (-110 Caesars Sportsbook)
The favorites have won five of the last six Hall of Fame Games, going 3-2-1 ATS. Favorites are 14-3 SU and 10-4-2 ATS since 2002. AFC teams have won the last four games outright when matched up against NFC teams. Robert Saleh is 5-0 in the preseason as a head coach.
Halftime Live Bet
Since 2008 only one team (2017 Cowboys) has come back to win after trailing at halftime. With the under-hitting so often, there just isn’t a lot of action in this game in general. Once a team goes up, they usually hold on. This is a good place to live bet the leader at halftime.