Jets vs. Patriots Total Pick
Is the betting total for Sunday’s New York Jets and New England Patriots game set too low? Kickoff for the AFC East matchup is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.
Matchup: Jets (5-10) at Patriots (12-3)
TV: CBS, 1:00 p.m. ET
Line: Patriots -15.5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are 15.5-point home favorites to beat the Jets, who opened as 16.5-point underdogs before the line dropped a full point. As for the total, number hit the board at 46 but was bet down to 44.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, 64% of betting tickets are on the Patriots to cover the point spread and 51% of the money is also on New England.
INJURY REPORT: Josh McCown (hand) is out for the year, as are Brian Winters (abdominal) and Quincy Enunwa (neck). Leonard Williams, meanwhile, is questionable to play Sunday due to a back injury.
Meanwhile, Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Ebner (knee) and Dont’a Hightower (chest) are all out for the year. Kyle Van Noy (calf), Chris Hogan (shoulder) and Alan Branch (knee) are all questionable for Sunday.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Foxborough and is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings overall. The over is also 5-0 in the Jets’ last five games versus an opponent with a winning record, is 6-1 in their last seven games coming off a loss, and is 5-1 in their last six games played on fieldturf.
On the other side, the over has cashed in 24 of the Patriots’ last 31 home games versus a team with a losing road record. It is also 48-20 in their last 68 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, is 66-31 in their last 97 games played on fieldturf, and is 51-25 in their last 76 home games.
NFL WEEK 17 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: JETS/PATRIOTS OVER 44