Jets home to Saints in NFL betting action
|New Orleans Saints||New York Jets|
The topsy-turvy New York Jets are 6-point underdogs to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, which seems like a relatively small number when you look at each team’s last game.
One week after beating the New England Patriots, the Jets were obliterated, 49-9, by the Cincinnati Bengals last week. The Jets have alternated wins and losses every week this season.
The Saints are coming off a dominating performance against the Buffalo Bills. Brees threw five touchdowns, and the Saints’ defense continues to be relentless pressuring the quarterback under new coordinator Rob Ryan.
The Jets have covered the spread in five of their last seven games as home underdogs. This is a game where online sportsbook Bovada was cheering for the Jets late in the week because the book had so much action on the Saints.
The Jets sit at 4-4 (5-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Saints are currently 6-1 (5-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 5-3 OU, and New Orleans is 3-4 OU.
New York opened as 3-point underdogs at shops such as 5Dimes, but it was bet up to +7 at Bovada while the NFL total was set at 45.5 for over under betting and remained at 46 through the week at GTbets.eu.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Jets at No. 30 and the Saints at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 31-13 result in favor of the Saints.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 35-17 result against the Bills on October 27. The Saints covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 52 combined points took the game OVER the total.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 17.88 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.14 PPG. The Jets aerial game is averaging 210 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 222.14 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Saints own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 131.67 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Saints at Jets trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing NY Jets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Jets's last 6 games
NY Jets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Jets is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
NY Jets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans at Dallas, Sunday, November 10th
New York at Buffalo, Sunday, November 17th