The struggling New York Jets will look to snap their modest two-game losing streak when they host the explosive Detroit Lions who are 1 point favorites on the road in the week 4 NFL spread betting matchup that is offering as much value as any game on the Week 4 schedule.
Better still is the fact that you’re going to have a great chance to cash in with a winning wager thanks to this expert betting breakdown on Sunday’s contest.
Detroit at NY Jets
Date: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Live Stream: DirecTV Sunday NFL Ticket
Radio: NEW YORK: 98.7 ESPN New York / DETROIT: 97.1 The Ticket
Spread: Detroit -1
NFL Spread Betting Picks Preview: Lions Vs Jets
New York (1-2 SU,0-2-1 ATS), looked mostly dazed and confused in their 27-19 Week 4 loss to Chicago and never came close to covering the spread as a 1.5-point home favorite.
Starting quarterback Geno Smith looked as inconsistent as ever in completing just 26 of 43 passes for 316 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, both of which came on seriously ill-advised passes.
"I think everybody’s behind Geno," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. "He’s our quarterback and our football team believes in him, so that’s it.
"Here’s why I believe so much that Geno will improve: I’ve seen him improve," he added. "I’ve seen him make huge improvements, from where he was last year and from how he progressed through the season, where he’s at. But I’ll say this: I think he’s going to continue to improve. I truly believe that."
Ryan may believe in is quarterback, but the fact of the matter is that the Jets are ranked 18th in passing and 20th in scoring (20.7 ppg). The good news for the JE-T-S is the fact that they’re still playing solid defense, ranking second overall and first against the run (55.0 ypg), though the unit is allowing 24.0 points per game (22nd).
— Tori Petry (@sportstori) September 25, 2014
Detroit (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) is coming off a convincing 19-7 win over Green Bay in Week 3 that helped them cash in as a 1-point home favorite.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 22 of 34 passes for 246 yards but tossed two picks and no touchdowns in the win.
Veteran running back Reggie Bush led the Lions to victory by rushing 12 times for 61 yards and one touchdown
"We’re close," quarterback Matthew Stafford told the team’s official website. "We’ve just had some missed opportunities. Little plays here and there."
The Lions are ranked sixth in passing (277.3 ypg) and average 20.3 points per game (22nd). Defensively, the Lions have been absolutely beastly in ranking first overall, third against the pass, second against the run and third in points allowed (15.0 ppg).
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 25, 2014
Game Analysis: The New York Jets may be playing at home in this Week 4 matchup, but they’re also playing a team that is far more explosive on both sides of the ball – and one that is clearly not as dysfunctional as they once were under former head coach Jim Schwartz.
The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five games in the month of September and 7-3 ATS in their L/10 Week 4 games.
The Jets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games in the month of September and just 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Lions have the best quarterback in this matchup – and the momentum of their convincing Week 3 home win – fueling what I believe will be a solid, if not overpowering win over a Jets team that looks mediocre at best right now.