|2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 2 Odds: Jets vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:30|
Jets vs. Patriots Odds
The Patriots are 1-0 on the season and 0-1 against the spread as they play in their home opener. The Jets are 1-0 overall, 1-0 against the spread and playing in their road opener. The Patriots have won four straight over the Jets.
Trends show that the road team is 21-8-1 against the spread in the last 30 games in this series. These two have hit he over in 7 of their last 8 meetings overall and in 5 of their last 6 meetings in New England.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New England is the favorite to win this game, as the Patriots have odds of -12 points against the Jets. The over/under total for the game has been set at 43.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Patriots favored by 13 points. The spread hit a peak of 14 points before falling back to 12. The over/under total opened at 44.5 points. It has since made the quick fall to 43.5.
The Patriots opened the season with a narrow 23-21 win over Buffalo on the road. New England racked up 431 total yards in the victory while holding Buffalo to 286 total yards and picking up two turnovers. Tom Brady was 29 of 52 passing for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the victory while Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries. Vereen is out for this game due to injury, however. Julian Edelman caught seven passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns in the win as well.
The Jets squeaked out an 18-17 win at home over Tampa Bay last Sunday. The Jets defense stepped up in the win, holding Tampa Bay to just 250 total yards of offense. The Jets only had 304 yards of their own, but it was enough to get the win. Quarterback Geno Smith went 24 of 38 passing for 256 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 47 yards on six carries. Nick Folk went 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting on a long of 48 to push the Jets to the win.
In terms of Injuries, New York defensive tackle Kendrick Ellis is questionable with a back injury while quarterback Mark Sanchez continues to be out with a shoulder injury. New England receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful for Thursday with a groin injury while tight end Rob Gronkowski is doubtful as he recovers from his forearm injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New England, as the Patriots are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of -12 points against the Jets tonight.