New York Jets 2017 NFL Predictions And Betting Guide
Following their stunning 10-6 campaign in 2015 in his first season, things were clearly looking up for head coach Todd Bowles and the revamped New York Jets heading into the 2016 season and managing their way into the top NFL predictions. Unfortunately, veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick turned into an interception-throwing machine as everything that could go wrong for the Jets last season – did!
Now, after taking a huge step backwards last season, Bowles and his Jets are hoping to rebound from their 5-11 nightmare of a season to both, get back to playing respectable football while potentially challenging for a playoff berth.
Whether the Jets sink or swim under Bowles’ defensive genius in 2017 remains to be seen, but no matter how the Jets fare, there are undoubtedly several games that are ‘must-bet’ matchups that every NFL betting enthusiast should have their eyes on. Better yet, thanks to the expert analysis that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great opportunity to potentially cash in on Jets contests at least six times this coming season.
A Closer Look At The New York Jets 2017 NFL Predictions And Betting Guide
Jets at Bills (-6)
Analysis: The Jets swept the Bills last season, winning 37-31 in Buffalo in Week 2 to cover the spread as a 1-point road dog while winning 30-10 in Week 17 as a 3.5-point home dog. Unfortunately for the Jets, their success against the Bills last season means Buffalo will come out in their home and regular season opener with goals of getting revenge on their collective minds.
Buffalo gets the win at home and narrow ATS cover for two reasons. First, I expect LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor to be the best two players on the field in this AFC East showdown and second, New York’s 3-5 ATS mark on the road last season doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence.
Pick: Bills 28 Jets 21
Dolphins (-2) at Jets
Analysis: While the Jets swept the Bills last season, they were also on the wrong end of a season sweep against the division rival Miami Dolphins as they fell 27-23 in South Beach in Week 9 as 3.5-point road dogs and 34-13 in Week 15 as 2.5-point home dogs, which clearly affected the current NFL predictions. Mimi’s surprisingly solid defense from last season will put the clamps on what I expect to be a mediocre Jets offense while running back Jay Ajayi runs wild.
Pick: Dolphins 27 Jets 21
Jaguars at Jets (-1)
Analysis: The Jets should be looking at this Week 4 matchup like it’s a game they can win and I believe they will, even though I have to admit that Jacksonville is clearly heading in the right direction under the guidance of former coach turned Director of Football Operations, Tom Coughlin.
The Jags will be better in 2017 than they were a year ago, but I’m backing the Jets in this one because they’re at home and whoever starts under center for new York should be just as good as Jacksonville ‘bust’ Blake Bortles.
Pick: Jets 27 Jaguars 24
Jets at Browns (PK)
Analysis: The Jets and Browns are both complete messes in the midst of massive rebuilding plans. This contest will be all about Bowles’ defensive genius versus Hue Jackson’s offensive acumen, but in the end, the browns will get the win because they’re at home and will almost assuredly get better play out of their starting quarterback than New York, whether it’s Cody Kessler or Brock Osweiler.
Pick: Browns 28 Jets 21
Bills (-1.5) at Jets
Analysis: While the Jets got the season sweep a year ago and will be desperate to beat the Bills at home in this Week 9 matchup after falling to Buffalo in their regular season opener, I’m here to say it’s not going to happen and will not affect the main NFL predictions.
The Bills will have a new – and more likely – serious approach this season under Seam McDermott and again, will have the best two players on the field in McCoy and Taylor. Besides, at this point, the Jets will be playing out the string while hoping to land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Pick: Bills 31 Jets 21
Chargers at Jets (PK)
Analysis: The Los Angeles Chargers may not be legitimate Super Bowl or even playoff contenders in the AFC in 2017, but they’re the easy pick in this Week 16 matchup to rout the Jets as the Bolts will have the best quarterback in this contest by far in veteran gunslinger Philip Rivers. If there’s one thing that Rivers can still do, it’s put points on the board. The new-look Bolts win going away!
Pick: Chargers 35 Jets 24