Packers vs. Jets Prediction

New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers, 12/23/18 NFL Predictions & Odds

Can the Green Bay Packers snap their road woes this afternoon when they take on the New York Jets at 1PM ET?

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, 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 has 63 percent going on the Packers as the road favorite.

Jets in a big funk

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. Despite the losses, New York is 2-0-1 against the spread in its last three.

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.

Packers winless on the road

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. They are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five 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.

NFL Betting Trends

New York

The Jets are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games in December, but 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games.

Green Bay

The Packers are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games in December.


Green Bay hasn’t been an impressive team most of the season and their road efforts have been especially lackluster. New York certainly isn’t a special team either, but the Jets have played competitive the last three weeks and I think they will play up for this game today behind their rookie QB. The Packers are out of the mix and don’t need to risk their star quarterback in Rodgers. The Jets would still like to see Darnold and the young talent take a step forward. I think motivation is on the side of New York today.

NFL Prediction: New York Jets +3

Related: Packers vs. Jets Total Prediction


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