New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns: Our Betting Guide for Thursday Night Football

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns: Our Betting Guide for Thursday Night Football

Week 17 has arrived! There are just two weeks of the NFL regular season left to bet on and we've got an AFC clash between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. Using our Jets vs. Browns picks and predictions, we've found three ways to increase your bankroll via sportsbook promos on Thursday Night Football, including a First TD and spread bet.

All season long, Dimers has been delivering you trusted betting strategies, data-backed NFL player props and valuable insights to guide you through the waters of NFL betting, including identifying the most profitable promos and offers.

Sportsbooks are regularly offering lucrative sign-up bonuses to entice you to join. But with a little bit of smarts (plus some help from Dimers, the home of the best NFL predictions and picks around), you can leverage all of these offers to turn a small outlay into hundreds of bucks worth of bonuses.

As Dimers' best US sportsbook and betting sites section explains in detail, it makes sense to have multiple sportsbook accounts. Not just so you can shop the best odds and lines, but also so you can get your hands on as many sign-up offers as possible.

"For every available sportsbook to a user, there's a sign-up promo being left unclaimed," says Dimers Chief Content Officer, Nick Slade.

Let us fill you in on ways to capitalize on a pair of $150 bonuses and a unique contest opportunity and be sure to read our Jets vs. Browns same game parlay!

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New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Strategy

BET 1: $5 on Garrett Wilson First TD Scorer to Collect Up To $210 (via Bet365)

For Week 17's opener, we're looking at the first TD scorer of the evening to cash this promo.

Our DimersBOT NFL prediction model identifies a significant 9.8% probability of Jets WR Garrett Wilson scoring first. We have a couple of probabilities like Breece Hall and Amari Cooper (who is questionable) but they don't have much value on their own, plus for a promo play, longer odds are the way to go.

Wilson gets inherent value on his own because at +1200, his odds imply just a 7.7% probability of scoring the first touchdown. We're getting a 2.1% edge against the books' odds, which should be closer to +975 according to our model. This is exactly what we look for here at Dimers.

So, why make this bet on bet365? Because new users can claim $150 in Bonus Bets when they sign up and place a $5 bet on anything. That's right, anything. 

The best part too is that you don't even need to win to receive the $150 in site credits, so even if someone besides Garrett Wilson scores the first touchdown, you can walk away with your $150 bonus.

Bet365 may only be available in limited states at the moment, but they’re offering some of the strongest signup offers and boosts on game lines and prop bets out there right now and could expand soon.

You can sign up to bet365 and claim this amazing offer below.


BET 2: Bet $5 on Breece Hall First TD Scorer to Win up to $190 (via DraftKings Sportsbook)

For another first touchdown value bet, we're looking at the ground game for the Jets.

Tonight, DimersBOT's projection for Breece Hall to score first is at a 12.8% probability. Meanwhile, his odds on DraftKings are at +800, implying an 11.1% probability. Massive difference? Not particularly, but it does mean our model says he shouldn't be any longer than +675, which is where you'll find him at other books. 

DraftKings has a top-tier new customer offer, turning a $5 bet into $150 in Bonus Bets when you sign up. You can bet that $5 on anything and score win or lose, while on FanDuel for example, your first bet must be on a moneyline and it has to win to secure your bonus. So if this bet hits, you'll collect $40 profit *and* $150 in bonus funds.

If someone else scores first, DraftKings Sportsbook will still credit your account with the $150 in bonuses as long as this is your first $5 bet.

You can sign up to DraftKings Sportsbook below.


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BET 3: Bet $100 on Jets +8 for a Chance to Win a Las Vegas Trip (via BetMGM)

Now this approach is a little different than we usually recommend, but for sports bettors who can play at BetMGM, this is an unmissable opportunity.
As Dimers reported after the promotion went live, the renowned sportsbook is giving away weekly prize packages of a funded Las Vegas trip to celebrate the Super Bowl, 58 of them to be exact, for users who bet $100 on the NFL. All you have to do is be signed up at BetMGM (if you're not, do so here), opt in to the promotion and receive one contest entry for every $100 you wager on the NFL. Read our full breakdown of the contest here.
Additionally, you'll get your first bet with BetMGM sweat-free up to $1,500, meaning if you lose your first wager, you'll receive an equal amount of your stake back in bonus bets for you to try again. With our model giving the visiting Jets a stronger 54% probability to cover, this is your perfect chance to capitalize on this new user offer.

PARLAYS: Build your own Parlay using our free tool

Find out why definitely pays to have more than one funded US Sportsbook account when betting on sports.

Even though the offers mentioned above are some the best around, there are other sportsbooks offering a heap of enticing bonuses and promotions to get your hard-earned bankroll. Check it out and make the most of it before these promotions are gone!

Dave Garofolo
Content Producer

Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

When not delving into the world of sports, Dave is an avid advocate for New Haven pizza, enjoys reading comic books, gardening, and spending time with his cats. His broad interests and detailed sports insights ensure that his contributions are both engaging and informative.

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