Online NFL Wagering Dislikes Jets in Sunday’s GamePosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The New England Patriots have not been having the season the online NFL wagering odds were anticipating from the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Patriots kicked off the season with a devastating 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The club managed to bounce back by winning two back to back games. However, in Week 4, the Pats would lose their second game of the season, this time 33-30 to the Carolina Panthers via a last-second field goal to give their NFC South opponent the win. Now at 3-2, the Pats are tied for the lead with both the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets – an unprecedented mess to say the least.
This Sunday, New England will have an opportunity to lay claim to the AFC East by defeating the New York Jets on the road. The Jets had a rough start to the season as well, losing their first 2 games of 2017 before mounting a 3-game win streak. The Jets are now riding that win streak into Sunday’s game. Let’s see what kind of chance online sportsbooks are giving them of keeping that win streak alive.
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets – Sunday, October 15th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Wagering Odds:
New England Patriots -9 ½ (-110) 47 ½ (-110)
New York Jets +9 ½ (-110) 47 ½ (-110)
New England Patriots
The Patriots have been winning football games this season, but they’ll need to address their ailing defense if they are to be competitive come playoff season. At 40 years of age, Tom Brady has kept New England alive by delivering better stats than most 20-year olds can barely even dream off. Brady enters this Sunday’s contest sporting 11 touchdowns, 1 interception, 1,702 yards as well as a 112.0 passer rating. NFL betting fans know you can’t get much better than that.
The only problem is that, despite stellar play from the quarterback position, New England is often putting their team in unwinnable situations. New England currently ranks 30th in the NFL in terms of points allowed with their average of 28.4. Right now the Pats’ offense is putting up 29.6 points per game, so it’s clear that New England has been scraping by so far this season. Their defense also ranks last in the NFL in both total and pass defense. We’ll see how much they cripple this group come Sunday.
New York Jets
At 3-2, New York has a very real opportunity to upset the Pats and take the AFC East for themselves. But will the Jets actually be able to get it done against the reigning Super Bowl champions? New York doesn’t have much of an offense considering that they currently rank 23rd in the NFL in scoring. Furthermore, the Jets are 26th in total offense, 25th in passing, but they are 13th running the football. Luckily for New York, they’ll be going up against what many online NFL betting pundits consider to be the worst defense in the NFL this Sunday.