Browns Continue to Conquer NFL Schedule – December 28


The Cleveland Browns have won three straight and six of their last eight games. Tonight, they will take on the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. The Jets have been a huge disappointment since the season-ending injury to QB Aaron Rodgers. New York has, however, won two of its last three games.

Browns Continue to Conquer NFL Schedule - December 28
Joe Flacco has resurrected the Browns offense

Tonight’s game will be bittersweet for Browns QB Joe Flacco. The Browns signal caller was with the Jets in 2020, 2021, and 2022 before joining Cleveland during the 2023 season. Flacco has been outstanding since taking over as the starting quarterback for the Browns. He has thrown for over 300 yards in each of the last three games, all three of which Cleveland has won. The Jets have been pretty good defensively this season and were especially good last week when they allowed Washington just 245 total yards.

Browns Favored Over Jets Tonight

The Browns opened as a 6.5-point favorite over the Jets. The line is now up to 7.5. Cleveland has won five straight games at home and has won those games by an average margin of 7.8 points. The Jets struggle on the road, too. Of New York’s six wins this season, all but one have come at MetLife Stadium. One of the wins was against the Giants at MetLife Stadium in a game where the Jets were the visiting team.

Browns Continue to Conquer NFL Schedule - December 28
The Browns are the favorite tonight

Flacco has the Browns offense averaging 29 points a game over the current three-game winning streak. The veteran quarterback is a big part of the Browns recent success. Cleveland’s success this season is also due to one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Browns are ranked No. 1 against the pass and No. 1 in total defense. They have been especially dominant at home which has resulted in 11 of the past 12 Browns home games going Under the total.

Perfection Rules the Leaderboard

The entire top-5 on yesterday’s leaderboard were perfect. If you had followed any of these five expert handicappers, you would have guaranteed some wins yesterday. It all started with our friends at Madjack Sports. They were tops on the board followed by four of our very own Sports Hub expert handicappers. Bettors can only find these cappers here. That’s one of the reasons why bettors need a Sports Hub account.

Anyway, here’s what happened yesterday at the top of the board.

  • Madjack Sports rules: Madjack doubled up on USC last night taking the underdog Trojans to cover the 7-point spread and win at +210 on the moneyline. With another soccer bet at +150, Madjack Sports went 4-0 overall and won a total of $510. That gives our friends a nice $1899 over the past 30 days!
Browns Continue to Conquer NFL Schedule - December 28
Perfection ruled the top of yesterday’s leaderboard
  • Tonny goes 4-0: Tonny Ricci also went 4-0 and also hit a big underdog. Tonny hit all three of his NBA picks and then nailed the Ottawa Senators at +150 to beat Toronto. All told, Tonny took home $450 to give him an 8-3 record and $515 in winnings over the last three days.
  • Robert Jones: Another familiar name, Robert went 3-0 and had the Under on the Lightning-Panthers NHL game last night at +110. Two of the top-scoring teams in the NHL totaled just five goals (3-2 Florida win) and Robert earned $310 yesterday.
  • Hawk, Taylor & Russo: It sounds like a law firm, but the only law these three are practicing is the law of winning sports bets. Mike Hawk, William Taylor, and Gino Russo all went 3-0 yesterday and all three won $300. Both William and Gino are in the top-10 on our 30-day leaderboard. William has earned $1826 and Gino has $1158 over the last 30 days. William is fourth on the board and Gino is ninth.

QB Troubles in Denver, Hall of Fame News

The quarterback position isn’t the only spot where the Denver Broncos have some issues, but there is some big news out of the Mile High City in relation to their quarterback. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced finalists for the final stage of its voting process for 2024 inductions. And yes, we have to mention the Detroit Pistons again. Tonight, they are in Boston facing the team with the best record in the NBA. Can they break their losing streak?

Here’s what’s trending.

  • Wilson benched: Denver QB Russell Wilson will ride the pine over the last two weeks of the 2023 NFL season. Jarrett Stidham will start the final two games for the Broncos. The move is almost purely financial. An injury in the final two games would trigger $37 million in guaranteed money for Wilson. The Broncos don’t want that and will likely work to trade Wilson and draft a quarterback in 2024.
  • Hall of Fame: Julius Peppers and Antonio Gates are among 15 names on the Hall of Fame ballot. They join WRs Reggie Wayne and Torry Holt, each of whom has been a finalist five times. Patrick Willis, Andre Johnson, Dwight Freeney, Jared Allen, Willie Anderson, Darren Woodson, and Devin Hester all returned as finalists. Eric Allen, Rodney Harrison, Fred Taylor, and Jahri Evans are all on the ballot for the first time. The list will be whittled down to five and all five must receive 80 percent of the votes to enter the Hall.
  • The streak: No, Frank the Tank isn’t going streaking, though the Detroit Pistons have been since Oct. 28. Detroit has lost 27 straight and faces the best team in basketball – Boston – tonight on the road. Detroit is a 17-point underdog. You can get the Pistons on the moneyline at +870!

Browns-Jets & Bowl Games

The Browns-Jets Thursday night game heads up today’s sports schedule. There are more bowl games today and fans can find several dozen football picks in our database already. Bettors can get prepared to wager on any of the bowl games or on tonight’s Browns game by visiting our pages dedicated to these games.

College football bettors can check out our college football bowl picks page. There, you’ll find all sorts of information about all the bowl games this postseason. NFL bettors can visit the Thursday Night Football picks page, which has a complete breakdown of tonight’s Browns-Jets game as well as the best picks to make tonight.

Now, football isn’t the only thing on the schedule today, but it surely rules the schedule over the next several days. It’s that time of year!

Here’s what we have on tap for today.

  1. More bowl games: Today brings college football fans four more bowl games. They are as follows:
    1. Fenway Bowl: SMU vs. Boston College
    2. Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Miami
    3. Pop-Tarts Bowl: NC State vs. Kansas State
    4. Alamo Bowl: Arizona vs. Oklahoma
  2. NHL: The NHL returned yesterday with 14 games. Tonight, there are just four. The NHL’s leader in points – Vancouver – hosts Philadelphia.
  3. NBA: There is an NBATV doubleheader among the league’s eight games. Detroit will try to do the impossible and win at Boston to end its 27-game losing streak. Miami is at Golden State in the other TV game. 
  4. Thursday night football: The Browns will host the Jets tonight in search of their 11th win of the season. Cleveland last won 11 games in 2020 when the Browns finished 11-5, beat Pittsburgh in the wild card round, and then lost to the Chiefs in the divisional round.
  1. Soccer: There are two more matches in the English Premier League today. The rest of the schedule comes from lower tier leagues around the world. 
  2. Men’s college basketball: There are about two dozen games on tap tonight on the hardwood. No. 12 Oklahoma hosts Central Arkansas. It’s the only game featuring a ranked team.

Enjoy the Browns game tonight. There are already almost a dozen picks in our database for the game tonight. You can bet there will be more to come. Over the last month, SWJ Sports and Bill Blatt are our top two NFL handicappers. Both have over $1000 in NFL winnings over the last 30 days and both have correctly predicted more than 68 percent of their picks. You might want to see if they have a pick on the Browns-Jets game tonight. Just sayin’.

Stop back tomorrow to marvel at how well our Sports Hub experts performed once again. They won’t let you down! See you tomorrow as we head into the final weekend of 2023.