Jets Face Red Hot Patriots
The New York Jets will try and get their season back on track with a visit to Foxborough to square-off against the bitter AFC East rival New England Patriots. The Patriots are suddenly riding a two-game winning streak into Thursday night’s game. BetAnySports has opened New England as a healthy 10.5-point home favorite for this prime-time clash with the total set at 46.5.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots – Thursday, Oct. 16
Current BAS’ Line: Patriots are -9 1/2 and the total is sitting at 44 1/2.
The Jets are in desperate need of a win to keep their season from completely spiraling out of control after their current straight-up losing streak reached five games with last Sunday’s 31-17 loss to Denver as 9.5-point home underdogs. New York is now 0-5-1 against the spread this season with the total going OVER in three of their last five games.
It has been a rocky start for second-year quarterback Geno Smith and a Jets’ offense that is ranked 30th in the NFL in scoring with an average of 16 points a game. They are also ranked 30th in yards per game and the only bright spot so far has been a ground game that is averaging 121.2 yards per game. Things are not much better on the other side of the ball with a defense that 25th in the league in points allowed (26.3).
Patriots Getting Back to Prime Form
The Patriots’ bandwagon is close to standing room only again after winning their last two games against Cincinnati and Buffalo by a combined score of 80-39. They covered the spread in both of those contests to improve to 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS overall. The total has now gone OVER in their last three games.
Patience and time was all that was needed to get New England’s much maligned offense back to form considering that you are dealing with a team that has won 10 or more games in each of its last 11 seasons. Tom Brady has returned to form throwing the ball and the Patriots’ defense is now ranked 11th in the NFL in points allowed (21.5) and fifth in yards allowed (319.5), which is a complete reversal of this team’s fortunes in a 2-2 SU start.
The Jets are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games against New England despite the fact that they are 1-5 SU in the last six meetings. Given both team’s current form, it is going to be really hard for New York to cover this time around even with a very generous 10.5-point spread on BetAnySports’ current NFL betting odds. Bottom line; take the home team and lay the points in this AFC East tilt.
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