The New York Jets are playing out another losing season on Sunday but can play major spoilers in Gillette Stadium as huge Mybookie Sportsbook underdogs. The New England Patriots, who have won the AFC East, can earn a first-round bye with a win or if Baltimore, Houston, and Tennessee all lose.
How to Bet Jets vs Patriots NFL Week 17 Betting Lines & Game Info
- When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
- Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 17 Betting Lines: New England Patriots -13.5 (Total 44.5)
- Clear: 0°C/32°F
- Humidity: 30%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 17%
- Wind: 5 mph WNW
- Stadium Type: Open
First 2018 Season Meeting
In Week 12, the Patriots beat the Jets 27-13, but it was tied 13-13 late in the third quarter. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games. The Patriots quarterback went 20 of 31 for 283 yards. He also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre’s 18.
Rookie Sony Michel ran for 133 yards and a TD, and the Patriots had 215 yards rushing. With Sam Darnold hurt, veteran Josh McCown started at QB. McCown was 26 of 45 for 276 yards and a touchdown to Jermaine Kearse with one interception for the Jets, who have lost five straight and eight of nine in the series.
Why Bet on NY Jets?
This will be the last game as Jets coach for Todd Bowles – he won’t be back in 2019 guaranteed.
The Jets were 44-38 OT losers last week in Bowles’ final home game. They were outscored 18-3 in the fourth quarter. Aaron Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 6:23 left in overtime; New York never got the ball in OT. Sam Darnold completed 24-of-35 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns in perhaps his best game. Looking completely comfortable and in sync, Darnold started out hot, completing 12-of-14 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown to start the game. Robby Anderson hauled in 9-of-13 targets for 140 yards and a touchdown. Anderson caught five passes for 84 yards on the first three drives alone, and he capped the final of those marches with a 33-yard score. Both the catches and yards were a career-high for Anderson, and he now has 312 yards and three touchdowns in the last three games.
Tight end Chris Herndon, whose four touchdowns are the most by a rookie tight end in franchise history and are tied for the most among rookie tight ends in the NFL this season, had six receptions in Week 16 action for a season-high 82 yards with a touchdown. Herndon’s 494 receiving yards are second-most among rookie tight ends in the league.
Tailback Elijah McGuire rushed 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown and hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 50 yards and another score. McGuire, who will play in just his eighth game Sunday, needs just 81 yards and one reception to surpass his rushing total (315) and reception haul (17) from his 16-game rookie campaign.
WR Jermaine Kearse (Achilles) remained sidelined at Thursday’s practice. Kearse is a long shot to play Sunday at New England. With Quincy Enunwa (ankle) in the same boat, Robby Anderson and Chris Herndon should soak up most of the targets. Enunwa has been out since Week 14. He will finish his season with 38 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown in 11 games.
Why Bet on New England?
New England leads the series with the Jets 64-54-1 overall. The Patriots are 34-25-1 all-time against the Jets at home, including 13-3 at Gillette Stadium in the regular season and 1-1 at home in the playoffs. Last year, the Patriots ran away with a 26-6 victory over the Jets in the regular-season finale at Gillette Stadium.
The Pats defeated Buffalo, 24-12, last Sunday and clinched the AFC East division title for the 10th consecutive season. The Patriots have advanced to the postseason in 10 consecutive seasons (2009-18), surpassing Dallas (nine from 1975-1983) and Indianapolis (nine from 2002-2010) for the most consecutive seasons in NFL history with a playoff berth.
With their 10th win of the season, New England (16 seasons from 2003-2018) tied San Francisco (16 from 1983-98) for the most consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories in NFL history. Tom Brady, who has 4,105 passing yards this season, joined Peyton Manning (14 seasons), Drew Brees (12) and Philip Rivers (10) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 10 seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards.
The Patriots are the only team in the NFL that is undefeated at home. A win over the Jets will give the Patriots their seventh undefeated season at home. (2003-04, 07, 09-10 and 13).
Also with a victory, the Patriots can secure a first-round playoff bye for the 13th time since 2001, a feat unmatched by any team in the last 18 years. New England can also secure a first-round bye for the ninth consecutive season to extend an NFL record.
Finally, the Pats with a victory would tie their own NFL record for most wins (regular and postseason) in a decade with 126, a record set originally by the 2000- 09 Patriots. The Patriots will do so with one complete season remaining in the decade. It also would mark the franchise’s 500th regular-season victory since it began to play in 1960, the most wins by an AFL franchise.
With two points against the Jets, the Patriots will extend their NFL record to 12 straight seasons with at least 400 total points (2007-18).
Jets vs Patriots NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
- Home team is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings
- Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in New England
- Underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings
- NY Jets is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- NY Jets is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Jets’ last 6 games
- New England is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- New England is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New England’s last 8 games
Expert NFL Betting Prediction for Jets vs Patriots
Buy this up to 14.5 and take the Jets.