Packers vs. Jets Total Prediction
The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets are both out of the playoff mix. How will their meeting on Sunday at 1PM ET play out?
Game Snapshot & Odds
117 Green Bay Packers at 118 New York Jets
Sunday, December 23, 2018
1PM ET – MetLife Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Packers are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Jets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. The public betting for this game currently is split down the middle, 50-50.
Packers fall again
The Green Bay Packers suffered their fourth loss in five games last week in a 24-17 loss at Chicago. The Packers are 5-8-1 on the season, 0-7 on the road, 5-8-1 against the spread and 7-7 with the over/under total. The Pack have hit the under in three of their last four games.
The Pack have respectable numbers on offense this year, averaging 23.7 points and 370.7 yards per game despite the poor record. The team has battled a lot of injuries throughout the year up front and at the skill positions. Still, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,974 yards and 23 touchdowns with two interceptions. Davante Adams has 100 catches for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is giving up 23.6 points and 349.9 yards per game. They do have 41 sacks as a group.
Jets in a freefall
The New York Jets are coming off a 29-22 loss at home to Houston last week for its seventh loss in eight games. New York is now 4-10 on the season, 2-5 at home, 5-8-1 against the spread and 9-5 with the over. The Jets have hit the over in three straight games.
New York has one of the worst offenses in the league. The Jets average just 20.9 points and 297.9 yards per game. The team is down to its third-string RB in Elijah McGuire, who has rushed for just 200 yards this year. Rookie QB Sam Darnold has thrown for 2,357 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, but also has 15 interceptions. Defensively, the Jets are giving up 25.6 points and 369.4 yards per game this year. The unit does have 13 interceptions and 34 sacks.
NFL Betting Trends
The Packers are 4-1 with the under in their last five road games and 8-3 with the over in their last 11 games in December.
The Jets have hit the over in five of their last six home games and in four straight against a team with a losing record.
The total is being set pretty high for two teams that are banged up as much as they are on offense. The Packers have been a terrible road team this season and I think that could continue on Sunday. They have no motivation to really get risky and put Rodgers in danger of serious injury. The Jets just aren’t a good offense and I don’t expect Darnold to really turn the corner this late in the year.
NFL Prediction: Packers/Jets Under 47