Zach Wilson, Becton Improve Jets Spread Odds in HOF Game

  • Hall of Fame Game betting odds favor the Cleveland Browns by 2.5 points against the New York Jets.
  • Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Zach Wilson and tackle Mekhi Becton will play in the game, improving the Jets +120 moneyline odds.
  • The annual Hall of Fame Game held in Canton, Ohio is the first football game since Super Bowl 57.

CANTON, Ohio – Former New York Jets starters Zach Wilson and Mekhi Becton will play in the Hall of Fame Game against the Cleveland Browns on August 3. The Jets are 2.5-point underdogs to the Browns in their first Hall of Fame game appearance since 1992, a game they won 41-14.

Hall of Fame Game Betting Lines

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
Cleveland Browns -2.5 (-110) -140 O31.5 (-110)
New York Jets +2.5 (-110) +120 U31.5 (-110)

The Hall of Fame Game gives bettors their first NFL game since betting on the Super Bowl over five months ago. The New York Jets are 2.5-point underdogs but former starting quarterback Zach Wilson could put on a show against back-up Browns defensive players.

According to a report by Billy Riccette of JetsWire, “Almost all of the core guys likely won’t play Thursday. We will see backup quarterback Zach Wilson and offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, who will see his first game action since Week 1 of the 2021 season.”

The report comes after Robert Saleh named a few players who will play in the Hall of Fame Game. With the Jets Super Bowl 58 odds the shortest they’ve been in over a decade, starting players will be limited for the special first preseason game of the 2023-2024 NFL season.

Although the Browns Super Bowl 58 odds are longer, it’s still unlikely either team sends out key players for success in the regular season.

Still, there is potential for the 31.5-point total to go over with -110 odds. Three of the last five Hall of Fame Games went over this total despite an average of 30.4 total points scored across those games.

The 2023 Hall of Fame Game will honor Browns legend Joe Thomas and Jets defensive greats Joe Klecko and Darrelle Revis, who all will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame just two days after the game.

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