New York Jets @ New England Patriots | Betting Tip (2019/09/2)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for New York Jets vs New England Patriots for NFL. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
|Patriots by 22.5 by|
|NE -3000; NY +1450 by|
New York Jets – New England Patriots | Prediction, Odds & Tips
A season full of hope and promise has spiraled down for the New York Jets who are going to be starting their third quarterback of the season this week when they face the New England Patriots. But even if Sam Darnold were active, the Jets would still have a hard time keeping a game with the Patriots competitive.
However, if the Patriots do not take the Jets seriously, Luke Falk might surprise them; maybe not enough for a win, but perhaps enough to beat the spread?
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Preview
The Jets have not beaten the Patriots since the 2015 season but were expected to give them a much better fight this season— that is, before the Jets started losing all of their quarterbacks. Due to one coming down with mono and another going down with a season-ending ankle injury they are going to be forced to go with their third-string guy, Luke Falk.
Falk showed some promise against the Browns on Monday night, but playing the Browns and facing the Patriots are two different things. New England’s secondary has been excellent this season and will likely be chomping at the bit to face (and destroy) a first-time starter.
Running Le’ Veon Bell more with the hope of taking the pressure off Falk will likely not help much. New England will probably force the Jets to lean on Falk to win the game by shutting down Bell.
To be fair, Falk is a relatively unknown commodity and could prove to be quite the competitor. But the Patriots are one of the best teams in the league for a reason. Newcomers and first-time starters don’t catch them off guard.
New York Jets News
These Jets were supposed to be a team to watch this season, and while they didn’t look great against the Buffalo Bills in Week One, they were not bad. But to get better, they needed the team to stay together and continue to work.
They certainly didn’t need their star quarterback contracting mono and being ruled out for the immediate future. Then it didn’t help when their backup, Trevor Siemian, was lost for the season in his first start forcing them to go with their third-string guy, Luke Falk.
Falk wasn’t bad against the Browns (20-25 for 198 yards), but the Patriots defense is going to be like facing a different and much more dangerous monster altogether. A good showing by his defense would go a long way, but it is hard to say the jets defense will be able to slow down the Patriots offense even a little bit.
Linebacker C.J. Mosley is not expected to play this week. Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams is on the injury report but expected to play. It sounds like cornerback Trumaine Johnson will be on the bench as well, and there is talk the team may try to trade him.
New England Patriots News
Once again, the Patriots are making it look too easy to be the best. Fans worried about their depth at receiver at first, but with the addition of Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown that is no longer the case. While controversy still seems to be surrounding Brown, in typical Patriots fashion, the team is weathering the storm like it doesn’t even exist.
However, the injuries on the offensive line may be a little harder to weather. Left tackle Isaiah Wynn has been put on the IR with a toe/foot injury. They have already been dealing with the absence of David Andrews (blood clot) and Marcus Cannon (shoulder).
Marshall Newhouse is expected to get the start. But there is a chance they may move left guard Joe Thuney out to tackle.
“Joe’s our most versatile lineman on the team,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said after a recent practice, via ESPN. “So that is an important role for us to have in terms of maintaining our depth with the group.”
Tom Brady was limited in practice Wednesday but is not expected to miss any time.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Head-to-Head
The Jets and Patriots have played against each other 120 times (including three postseason games). Of those 120 games, the Jets have won 54, the Patriots 65, and one ended in a tie. The Patriots won their last meeting in Week 17 of last season, 38-3.
New England has won the last six meetings between them; the Jets last won late in the 2015 season (12/27/15), 26-20. The Patriots have also won nine of the previous ten meetings.
Odds and Predictions
Much like last week’s game against the Dolphins, this one is not so much a matter of whether the Patriots will win but whether they will be able to cover the spread. With the Jets missing some key players on defense, the only thing that could slow the Patriots offense down is themselves.
But they do not make near enough mistakes for that to happen.
Luke Falk will give a solid effort, but he is going to be outmanned and outgunned in every possible way. Take the Patriots to win (-3500), straight up and against the spread (-21.5 points). As for the over/under (43.5), don’t count on the Patriots scoring 44 points or the Jets scoring at all.
Take the under.
Our New York Jets @ New England Patriots Betting Tip:
It would be nice to say this one could be competitive, but it will not be. Feel safe taking the Patriot to win and cover along with taking the under.