Rex Ryan is returning to the scene of the crime in Bills’ blue when Buffalo visits Broadway to face Ryan’s former team, the New York Jets. Both teams are still alive in the playoff race. The division rivals kick-off Week 10 action with a Thursday Night Football tilt from MetLife Stadium.
The NFL week 10 betting spread favors the New York Jets by 3-points to beat the Buffalo Bills. A home-team favored by 3-points is a signal from the Vegas odds-makers that two squads are even. The home-crowd provides the 3-point edge. On neutral territory this game would be a pick ’em. The game total is 43 points if you are betting the over/under.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Buffalo Bills at NY Jets NFL Week 10 Thursday Night Football Spread & My Betting Analysis
The Ryan/Jets reunion this week in New York is already off to an amazingly trolling start. Ryan, who coached the Jets up until this past offseason, is the head man in Buffalo and is stirring the pot. The polarizing head-coach confirmed that former Jets’ linebacker IK Enemkpali will be one of the Bills captains for Thursday night’s game in New York.
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 10, 2015
Enemkpali is famously known for breaking Jets’ QB Geno Smith’s jaw in an August locker room altercation. The sucker-punch cost him his starting job.
“So much was made of the captain thing [with IK Enemkpali]." Ryan responded to the controversy. "I’m a little shocked. I don’t get everything. But I’m not going to change how we do things.”
What: Buffalo Bills (4-4) at NY Jets (5-3)
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Kickoff: 8:25 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: 58° F | Light Rain Late
Spread: NY Jets -3
Moneyline: Buffalo +135 vs New York -155
Game Total: 43
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Stream: CBS Sports
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If You Are Betting On The Buffalo Bills Odds At +3
The Buffalo Bills are 4-4 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 25.9 points (8th), 208.9 passing yards (29th), 141.6 rushing yards (2nd) per game. They are coming off a convincing 33-17 win over division rival Miami Dolphins.
Last week marked the return of QB Tyrod Taylor (1278 yards, 10 TDs & 4 INTs) who came back as the starter after missing two games with a sprained left knee. Taylor finished 11 of 12 for 181 yards and a touchdown.
Similarly, WR Sammy Watkins (19 rec, 315 yards, 3 TDs) returned to the field from a sprained left ankle and critics accusing him of an unwillingness to play through injuries. He finished the game with eight catches for a career best 168 yards and a momentum-turning touchdown in last week’s win.
“I just put it behind me,” Watkins said, referring to a stir he caused 12 days ago by calling his critics “losers” on his Instagram account. “I felt like I owed it to the fans, to the team, and to the organization.”
RB LeSean McCoy (94 att, 416 yards, 2 TDs) was having a great game last week with 112 yards rushing and a 48-yard TD run before leaving with a shoulder injury. He should be available to play against the Jets on a short week. RB Karlos Williams (51 att, 336 yards, 5 TDs) also returned from injury after missing two games with a concussion. In relief of Shady, Williams put up 110 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries against Miami.
Buffalo’s defense allows 23.8 points (16th), 260.0 passing (24th), 93.6 rushing yards (6th) per game. Corey Graham leads the Bills with 72 tackles, Mario Williams has three sacks and Ronald Darby has 15 passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On The NY Jets Odds At -3
The New York Jets are 5-3 straight up and 4-31 against the spread so far this season. They average 25.0 points (11th), 250.6 passing yards (17th), and 115.3 rushing yards (14th) per game. Last week, The Jets barely squeaked by the Jacksonville Jaguars by a 28-23 score.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (1790 yards, 13 TDs & 7 INTs) was back under center after tearing a ligament in his left thumb last week. He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday after this game. Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 34 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns last week.
WR Brandon Marshall (54 rec, 730 yards, 5 TDs) caught four balls for 44 yards, and a touchdown last Sunday. It seems Marshall has put his early season misques behind him and is producing for the Jets. WR Eric Decker (36 rec, 472 yards, 6 TDs) recorded six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville.
“He has the balls to do it,” Marshall said about Ryan’s return to New York. “Man, that was so long ago that you just reminded me that that happened. We are just focused on getting (the) win. And trying to move forward, understanding [Enemkpali] was a teammate of a lot of guys in this room too. People make mistakes and hopefully he grew from that and is a better person from that.”
RB Chris Ivory (138 att, 544 yards, 6 TDs) is the most under-rated rusher in the league. He has led the Jets to the 14th-ranked rush attack in the league. Last week, he may have only had 26 yards on 23 rushes, but he chipped in two TDs. In his last two games he has averaged 1.1 yards per carry.
New York’s defense allows 20.3 points (9th), 243.0 passing yards (15th) and 80.6 rushing yards (1st) per game. David Harris leads the team with 55 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has 5.0 sacks and Marcus Williams has four interceptions.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Buffalo Bills 4-4 All Games this season
- New York Jets 4-3-1 All Games this season
- Buffalo Bills 2-1 On Road this season
- New York Jets 2-2 At Home this season
- Buffalo Bills 3-1 As Underdog or PK this season
- New York Jets 3-3 As Favorite this season
- Buffalo Bills 2-4 When Line was 41 to 44 since last season
- New York Jets 2-2 When Line was 41 to 44 this season
- Buffalo Bills 2-1 O-U On Road this season
- New York Jets 3-1 O-U At Home this season
- Buffalo Bills 4-2 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- New York Jets 4-1 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- Buffalo Bills 4-1 O-U When Line was 41 to 44 this season
- New York Jets 2-1 O-U When Line was 41 to 44 this season
Buffalo is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last seven games, but UNDER in 16 of Buffalo’s last 24 games.
The NY Jets are 2-3-1 ATS in their last six games, 8-15 SU in their last 23 games, 6-3 SU in their last nine games and 1-4 SU in their last five games when playing Buffalo. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Jets last five games.
My NFL Week 10 ATS Pick: NY Jets -3.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Buffalo: Percy Harvin, Aaron Williams, Kyle Williams, MarQueis Gray.
- New York: Dee Milliner, Nick Folk, Lorenzo Mauldin.