Jets vs Patriots: Week 7 Betting
The New England Patriots looked just about dead late in their game Sunday against New Orleans, down by four without the ball with under two minutes to play. One minor miracle later and the Pats were dancing off the field in Foxboro, celebrating a 30-27 victory.
This week 5-1 New England heads to New Jersey for an AFC East rivalry battle with the 3-3 Jets in a location where they traditionally cover the spread. The Patriots 12-2 ATS in their past 14 visits to their AFC rivals, the New York Jets.
After upsetting the Falcons in Atlanta, New York turned around on the short week and laid an egg in a 19-6 loss to Pittsburgh Sunday. The OVER is 7-1 the past eight meetings and Patriots bettors should heed their team's recent slump (1-4-1 ATS past 6 games as road favorite) at the sportsbook window.
As of early this week the Patriots, who are banged up after having several starters leave Sunday's victory with injuries, were favored by four points over the Jets, who have lost the last five games in this series.
The Jets sit at 3-3 (4-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Patriots are currently 5-1 (3-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 3-3 OU, and New England is 2-4 OU.
New York opened as 6-point underdogs at shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 43.5 for over under betting.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Jets at No. 29 and the Patriots at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 22-13 result in favor of the Patriots.
In their last action, New England was a 30-27 winner at home against the Saints. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (57) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jets suffered a Week 6 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 19-6 at MetLife Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 17.33 PPG, against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 16.17 PPG. The Jets aerial game is averaging 221.17 yards per game, less than the Patriots secondary allows through the air, 228.83 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Patriots own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.67 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Patriots at Jets trends to consider:
New England is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New England is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New England's last 8 games
New England is 15-6-2 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
NY Jets is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
NY Jets is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Jets's last 18 games
NY Jets is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
New England at Miami, Sunday, October 27th
New York at Cincinnati, Sunday, October 27th