Jets vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 06, 2017

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The Jets outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31 last week and now face a Broncos team that’s dropped eight straight. Can the Jets win and cover once again?

N.Y. Jets
5-11
AT
December 10, 2017, 4:05 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
5-11
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -120
Over / Under o +40.5

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +100
Over / Under u +40.5

76%

Betting Action

24%

After grinding out a win against one struggling AFC West team, the New York Jets look to do the same this week when they visit the Denver Broncos.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

How poorly does it speak of the Broncos that the Jets – the team that entered the year with the lowest regular season win total – is a 1.5-point favorite in Denver? The Broncos have been a disaster this season, going 3-9 straight up and 2-9-1 against the spread. They have played in eight games where the total was between 35.5 and 42 points and failed to cover the spread every time. The total for this game sits at 41.

New York Jets

The Jets aren’t a playoff contender but head coach Todd Bowles deserves a lot of credit for getting his team to five wins in 12 games. New York ranks in the bottom-half of the league in both points per game and points allowed per game but has notable wins over the Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills this season. Josh McCown threw for 331 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win over Kansas City. Meanwhile, running backs Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire combined for 126 rushing yards and a touchdown.

The bottom line in this game is that the Jets are still fighting very hard for their coach and season while the Broncos have mailed it in. Denver is coming off its worst effort of the season, which is saying a lot. They threw three interceptions, gave up two safeties and had a punt blocked. Their once-vaunted defense has allowed an average of 32.8 points per game over their last six. If the Jets can avoid mistakes like penalties and turnovers, the Broncos should be able to self-destruct on their own.

Denver Broncos

The move back to Trevor Siemian at quarterback didn’t help the Broncos one bit in last week’s 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Siemian went just 19-of-41 for 200 yards with three interceptions and three sacks. Meanwhile, running back C.J. Anderson ran the ball 15 times for 67 yards but Denver was forced to abandon the run game in order to try to keep up. The Broncos have weapons at the skill positions but until they find a capable quarterback to spread the ball around, they will be in trouble. It feels like with every errant throw, the team gets deflated. Whether it’s Siemian, Paxton Lynch or Brock Osweiler, the Broncos quarterbacks can’t stop turning the ball over.

Meanwhile, the Denver defense has struggled to deal with the extra pressure that comes with the lack of balance and possession time on offense. The Broncos rank 31st in the NFL after allowing an average of 26.3 points per game this season. That’s shocking. While they could slow down the Jets offense, it won’t matter much if their offense doesn’t score enough points to beat them this weekend.

Jets vs Broncos Prediction

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