Sportsbooks Adjust Browns vs. Jets Odds Following Darnold Illness News
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands off to New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell (26)
- Sam Darnold (illness) will not play in the Browns vs. Jets game on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).
- Le'Veon Bell is also questionable to play due to an injured shoulder.
- We examine how sportsbooks have reacted to the breaking injury news.
On Thursday morning, New York Jets head coach Adam Gase announced that starting quarterback Sam Darnold will not play against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.
Prior to the news, the Browns were 2.5-point road favorites for the matchup, with the total sitting at 45.
As soon as it was confirmed that Darnold will sit, oddsmakers across the market took Browns vs. Jets odds off the board.
This simply means that sportsbooks removed odds for the game and were not accepting wagers on Week 2’s Monday Night Football matchup.
To make matters worse, Gase also revealed that running back Le’Veon Bell will undergo an MRI on his sore shoulder and that the team hopes he can play.
Not great news for an offense that put up 16 points against Buffalo in Week 1.
According to The Action Network’s Mark Gallant, Darnold is worth three points to the spread in a vacuum, although that can certainly vary, especially when the line will go through key numbers.
By late Thursday morning, most of the market had reposted updated Browns vs. Jets odds, ranging from Cleveland -4.5 to even -6.5 at PointsBet.
The new total sits at a consensus of 44.
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