Chargers vs. Jets Free Pick

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (The Spread) – The Jets are turning to a new quarterback, but can they cover the spread against the struggling Chargers on Sunday?

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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jets are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -1 point against the Chargers. The over/under total has been set at 40.5 points. New York is 6-8 on the season, 3-4 at home and 7-7 against the spread. San Diego is 5-9 overall, 3-4 on the road and 6-8 against the spread.

Line Movement: Opening odds had the Jets favored by 3 points. The spread never got higher than that, and it is currently at its low with the Jets favored by 1 point. The over/under total opened at 40.5 points. The total never got greater than that and is currently at its low at 37.5 points.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 72% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Chargers with odds of +1 points against the Jets. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.

NFL Week 16 Free Pick: Take the Jets. According to latest NFL trends, the Chargers are just 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games against the Jets and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. New York has won and covered in the last two meetings with San Diego and the fact that the Jets finally benched Mark Sanchez and inserted Greg McElroy at quarterback means this team is desperate. Rex Ryan could still have his job so he will be coaching this game like it’s the Super Bowl while it seems the Chargers have called it a season now that Norv Turner is expected to be fired in a few weeks. It won’t be much of a scoring contest, but look for the Jets to make enough plays to win and cover.

2012 NFL WEEK 16 FREE PICK: NEW YORK JETS -1

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