Jets vs. Patriots Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 30, 2020

Adam Gase and Sam Darnold, Jets 2020

With only two wins on the year it shouldn’t be too surprising to see the Jets struggling to put points up on the board.  The under is 5-1 in New York’s last six road games.

N.Y. Jets
2-14
AT
January 03, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Gillette Stadium
Pointspread +3 +100
Moneyline +145
Over / Under o +40.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Pointspread -3 -120
Moneyline -175
Over / Under u +40.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

The Jets seem to love playing spoiler this year, both to other team’s fans and their own.

After losing their first 13 games of the season, Jets fans were able to take solace in getting the No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft.  Well, wins over the Rams in Week 15 and the Browns last week guaranteed that will not happen now.  Despite those wins, New England still comes into this game as 3-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 39.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This is the second game this season between the two bottom teams in the AFC East.  The Patriots picked up a 30-27 win in Week 5, with Pats QB Cam Newton throwing for 274 yards and running in two TDs himself.

With only two wins on the year it shouldn’t be too surprising to see the Jets struggling to put points up on the board.  The under is 5-1 in New York’s last six road games and 4-1 in their last five games overall, while they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against AFC opponents.

With the departure of Tom Brady in the off-season, it’s not a surprise the offence has dipped for New England, but most people probably didn’t see it going this badly.  The Patriots haven’t hit the over in their last seven games, although they are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games against teams with losing records.

New York Jets

It’s probably safe to say it was unexpected to see the Jets pull out wins over the Rams and Browns in the past two weeks, two potential playoffs teams, but maybe even more unexpected is how it was done; it was through committee, not individual performances.  In the individual games, no Jets player had more than 66 receiving yards and the most rushing yards was Frank Gore’s 59 yard game in L.A.

Sam Darnold threw a combined 382 yards and three TDs over those two games, which are average numbers at best.  With the under 7-2 in the last nine games between these teams, it seems likely the only thing you can bank on is a low scoring affair.

New England Patriots

Like most people, the Pats are ready to see 2020 end.  New England has dropped three straight games and the Bills crushed them 38-9, last week.  In what was supposed to be a redemption season for Cam Newton, he hasn’t done anything to show he can be a starting QB in the NFL again.  Newton made just five of his 10 pass attempts for 34 passing yards against the Bills, although he did manage to run in New England’s only TD.  Jarrett Stidham split the snaps with Newton, going 4-for-11 for 44 yards, while Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 69 yards.

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