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An old rivalry but with rookie quarterbacks will be upon us on Sunday afternoon when the NY Jets will host the NE Patriots. Both teams lost in their season opener and this division game is a must-win for both franchises. This promises plenty of betting opportunities and our experts have outlined the best betting options in our picks below.
Should we bet the spread on the Jets vs Patriots clash?
The numbers are currently at NE -6.0 @ -105. The line opened at 5.5 but it quickly moved in favor of the Pats. This is not a good sign for the Jets who have a decimated team with star left tackle Mekhi Beckton out.
The Jets also struggled to put together any offense versus the Panthers last week with only 252 yards of offense. While the Patriots lost their home opener, rookie Mac Jones managed to push his team to 393 total yards. New England’s problem was capitalization, not yards.
We think they change that this week and that they win by at least a touchdown in The Meadowlands. Bet the Patriots -6.0 @ -105.
New York vs New England: Our best bet in the game
We are going with Mac Jones passing yards over the total of 243.5. In week 1, Jones had 268 passing yards and that was against a tougher opponent in the face of the Dolphins. The Jets, on the other hand, allowed 270 passing yards to Sam Darnold and his Panthers in the inaugural game week. What we know is that the Jets are more banged up than the Patriots in this one and quarterback Mac Jones will look to make a statement against the number 2 overall pick Zach Wilson.
The price here is -120 and we are liking it.
Players to watch in the game
Josh Uche: The athletic OLB for the Patriots finds himself in a situation where he can start making a name for himself. He is a dangerous pass rusher and Zach Wilson’s blindside won’t be well protected with LT Beckton on IR. Uche played only 28% of defensive snaps in week 1 so he will look to double that number in this game.
Jamison Crowder: The Jets activated Crowder off the IR and will likely have him in this game. They need him badly as the passing attack of the Jets did not live up to its potential in week 1. Crowder may score a touchdown here.
Bonus picks by our team
- Player Receiving Yards: Jakobi Meyers Over 54.5 @ -120
- Player Rushing attempts: Damien Harris Over 16.5 @ -115
- First score method: Field Goal @ +130
Common questions about the NYJ vs NE match
- When is the game taking place? – The match starts at 13:00 and is being played at Metlife Stadium, NJ
- Will the game go over the total? – The line total for this match is 42.5 and we have to say it’s pretty accurate. It will likely remain under the total.
- Who will win the match? – According to the bookies, the Patriots are the odds on favorite but you never know in the NFL.