Broncos vs. Jets Prediction
Will the Denver Broncos have any issues when they head to the East Coast to face the New York Jets this Sunday at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, October 7, 2018
1PM ET – MetLife Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, this game is considered even, as neither team is giving any points to the other right now. The over/under total is currently listed at 42.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent going on Denver on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Broncos lose two straight
The Broncos are coming off back-to-back losses to the Ravens and Chiefs to drop to 2-2 on the season. They have yet to cover the spread in a game this year, posting a 0-3-1 mark against the spread thus far. Denver is also 3-1 with the under.
Denver has been hot-and-cold on defense. They are giving up 24.3 points and 385.5 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing just 93.8 yards per game, but the pass defense is allowing 291.8 yards per contest. Von Miller still has four sacks thus far in the season. Offensively, The Broncos are putting up 395.3 yards per game, but that has translated to just 21 points per contest. Case Keenum has been turnover prone, throwing for 988 yards and three touchdowns, but has six interceptions. The ground attack has been strong with rookies Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman combining for 486 yards and four touchdowns.
Jets in a tailspin
Since the lopsided win over the Lions to open the season, the New York Jets have lost three straight to the likes of the Dolphins, Browns and Jaguars. They are 1-3 overall and 1-3 against the spread. They have split the over/under total in their four games.
While it says the Jets are averaging 22.3 points per game this season, keep in mind they scored 48 points in Week 1. They are averaging just 305 yards per game on offense this year and just 88 yards per game on the ground. Isaiah Crowell is the leading rusher with 171 yards and four touchdowns on 42 carries. Rookie Sam Darnold has thrown for 868 yards and four touchdowns, but also has five interceptions. Defensively, the Jets aren’t doing great, but they aren’t the major issue. They are allowing 22.3 points and 377.3 yards per game on the season. They have 10 sacks and 10 turnovers forced as a unit.
NFL Betting Trends
The Broncos are just 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 road games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 conference games.
The Jets are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October.
The trends may not support Denver, but the public certainly does. The Broncos definitely have the more-capable offense. If they can avoid turnovers, this should definitely be a win for them. New York has scored just 41 points in their last three games against a few suspect defenses outside of Jacksonville. Denver can apply pressure to the rookie QB, which should allow for some turnovers for the Broncos’ defense. The Jets have just not looked good and if Denver can’t get this done, then the Broncos have some really big issues going forward.
NFL Prediction: Denver Broncos EVEN