The New England Patriots rule the AFC East in Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious/Emperor fashion. Hoodie-ed head-coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have their conference opponents to waste. This week they face the New York Jets in a game matchup that has lost some of it’s luster since the firing of Rex Ryan.
The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, December 27th at 1:00 PM ET from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The New England Patriots at NY Jets NFL Week 16 Odds
The NFL Week 16 betting odds favor the Patriots by a field-goal the beat the Jets. If you are betting the game straight up, New England pays 100 on 175 and the Jets pay 155 on 100. The game total is 45.5 points. New England could clinch home-field throughout the playoffs with one more win, either next week at the Jets or the final weekend at Miami.
Kick-off is scheduled for this Sunday, December 27th at 1:00 PM ET from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. You can watch the game on CBS and stream it live via CBSsports.com.
What: New England Patriots (12-2) at NY Jets (9-5)
When: Sunday, December 27, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Spread: Patriots -3
Moneyline: New England -175 vs NY Jets +155
Game Total: 45.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: New England vs New York
Why Bet The New England Patriots Odds At -3 Over The NY Jets
The New England Patriots are 12-2 straight up and 7-4-3 against the spread this season. They average 30.9 points (3 rd ), 302.9 passing yards (1 st ) and 90.8 rushing yards (28 th ) per game. After losing back-to-back games for the first time in over three seasons, the Patriots have won two in a row. Two weeks ago they beat the Texans and last week they ended Mariota’s season on the way to beating the Tennessee Titans by a 33-16 score.
QB Tom Brady (4405 yards, 35 TDs & 6 INTs) leads all quarterbacks in passing yards and touchdowns. Brady has thrown four touchdowns and zero interceptions in each of the his last two victories. His MVP-level stats are shadowed by Cam Newton’s ever growing legend.
As usual TE Rob Gronkowski (66 rec, 1072 yards, 11 TDs) has been a leading target for Brady. Gronk has scored one touchdown in each of the last two games since coming back from a scary knee injury. WR Danny Amendola (63 rec, 631 yards, 3 TDs) left the game against the Titans with a knee injury and is listed questionable to face New York. Keshawn Martin (16 rec, 197 yards, 2 TDs) is getting more looks with Julian Edelman (61 rec, 692 yards, 7 TDs) still sidelined with a broken foot. Martin has scored on each of the last two weeks.
With rushers LeGarrette Blount (165 att, 703 yards, 6 TDs) and Dion Lewis (49 att, 234 yards, 2 TDs) on the IR for the remainder of the season, the Patriots are slim in the backfield. Brandon Bolden (45 att, 146 yards, 0 TDs) and James White (17 att, 47 yards, 2 TDs) have taken the bulk of the snaps over the past two weeks. However, the team signed former Bronco starter Montee Ball and 32-year old veteran Steven Jackson to bolster their back field.
New England’s defense allows 19.2 points (6th), 230.0 passing yards (8th) and 95.8 rushing yards (10 th) per game. Patrick Chung has 79 tackles, and Chandler Jones has 12.5 sacks this season.
Why Bet The NY Jets Odds At +3 Over The Patriots
The NY Jets are 9-5 straight up and 7-5-2 against the spread this season. They average 24.6 points (11th), 256.7 passing yards (10th) and 114.5 rushing yards (11th) per game. The Jets have rattled off four wins in a row, including a 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last Saturday.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (3428 yards, 26 TDs & 12 INTs) is gunning for a 4000 yard season and his first taste of the post-season. He completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Cowboys last week. That was his first INT in nearly a month.
Just like Fitzpatrick, WR Brandon Marshall (93 rec, 1261 yards, 11 TDs) is hoping for his first post-season berth. Marshall is fifth in the league in receiving yards this season. WR Eric Decker (72 rec, 930 yards, 10 TDs) suffered a knee injury against the Cowboys. He returned to the game and completed the game with six passes for 55 yards and one touchdown.
Both rushers Chris Ivory (230 att, 951 yards, 7 TDs) and Bilal Powell (63 att, 257 yards, 1 TD) struggled last week. Powell found the end zone once but only recorded 25 rushing yards. Ivory had 37 yards on 13 carries.
New York’s defense allows 19.4 points (8th), 240.0 passing yards (13th), and 82.8 rushing yards (2nd) per game. David Harris has 88 tackles, and Muhammad Wilkerson has 12 sacks.
Betting Trends & Stats Related To This Matchup:
- 10/16/2014: New England won 27 to 25, NY Jets covered +9.5, Game went over 44.5
- 12/21/2014: New England won 17 to 16, NY Jets covered +10, Game came under 47.5
- 10/25/2015: New England won 30 to 23, Game was a push ATS, Game went over 47.5
- The Patriots are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Jets.
- The Jets are 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games.
- The Jets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games as underdogs.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction:
The Patriots are banged up. The Jets are tired of losing to New England. They want this one and I am picking the Jets cover the spread in this tilt.