New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, at New England
Kickoff: Thursday, September 12th, at 8:25PM Eastern
Line: New England -13 Total: 44
Somewhat surprisingly, even with a rookie quarterback, the New York Jets are unbeaten as they face the New England Patriots this Thursday night. But at YouWager, oddsmakers have posted the Jets as 13 point underdogs for this week’s matchup in Beantown. Meaning, they are still the New York Jets. The Jets remain heavy underdogs against the Patriots, even though the Pats had a difficult time defeating the Buffalo Bills in a 23-22 battle. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith’s game-winning drive against the Tampa Bay impressed many sportsbook bettors in regular season debut. New England’s Tom Brady also managed a late game-winning drive to beat the Bills.
This game will be a contest between the NFL’s 17th ranked offense (New England) and league’s 7th ranked defense. New England’s offense has averaged 23 points per game, while New York is only averaging 17 points per game.
Tom Brady and company are averaging 185 yards per game. On average, the Patriots passing attack has claimed 273 yards per game. However, New England has only covered the spread in two of their last seven games as a favorite. To add to the excitement, this will be New England first home game of the regular season. In their last game, sportsbook bettors saw the Pats rally when they were behind 21-17 and win with Stephen Gostkowski’s 35 yard with only 5 seconds left on the clock. NFL football betting fans expect coach Bill Belichick will try to develop an brutal defensive strategy against an offensive attack led by an NFL rookie. Internet analysts point out that the Patriots have not always performed well as a favorite, at home, though. New England is 6-16 against the spread in 22 games.
But New York has a very talented rookie, the online betting community reminds us, and now he has a win under his belt. In their 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Bucs, in front of a home crowd, Geno Smith threw for 256 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 47 yards last week. In that game, the Jets covered the spread as underdogs, and the final score was a big payout for fans that like to bet the Under. New York is 1-3 against the spread against New England in the last two NFL football wagering seasons.
Online bettors that play Totals have done well with these matchups recently. The last 7 games between these two teams have all gone OVER the total. At YouWager, the posted Total is 44. A few trends for online bettors to consider- when New York plays at Boston, the Total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games. New England, a 13 point favorite at YouWager, is 5-1 straight up their last 6 games against the New York Jets. Game time on Thursday is 8:25PM Eastern.