Packers vs Jets NFL Week 16 Lines & Game Preview

Packers vs Jets NFL Week 16 Lines & Game Preview

Written by on December 19, 2018

With their postseason hopes vanquished, the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets have nothing to play for except pride. The Packers will look to get back in the win column led by their future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers while the Jets look to take care of business at home. Now, let’s find out who’s getting the ATS cover in this matchup.

Packers vs Jets NFL Week 16 Lines & Game Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 6°C/42°F
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 10 mph WNW
  • Cloud Cover: 3%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On Green Bay as a Pick ‘Em?

Why should you consider betting on Green Bay in this Week 16 matchup? Well, the obvious answer is because they have Aaron Rodgers on their sideline. The Packers saw their faint playoff hopes extinguished in their 24-17 loss to Chicago last weekend. Green Bay lost for the fourth time in their last five games as Rodgers passed for 274 yards but failed to throw a touchdown pass and threw one pick. Green Bay was held to 63 rushing yards, outside of Rodgers’ 25 rushing yards and Green Bay was held to a three points or less in three of the game’s four quarters. The Packers average 23.7 points per game (16th) while allowing 23.6 points per contest defensively (17th).

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 23.71
  • Total Yards: 370.79
  • Pass Yards: 264
  • Rush Yards: 106.79
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 23.64
  • Total Yards: 349.64
  • Pass Yards: 225.50
  • Rush Yards: 124.14

Why Bet on the NY Jets as a Pick ‘Em?

Are the Jets a safe bet for NFL Week 16?

Why should you consider betting on the Jets in this contest? Well, the best reason would be because they’re playing at home – and Green Bay just isn’t that good this season. New York put up a great effort but fell short in their 29-22 home loss against Houston as a 7-point underdog. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold passed for 253 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but the Jets couldn’t contain superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who caught 10 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns for Houston.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 20.86
  • Total Yards: 298.43
  • Pass Yards: 193.36
  • Rush Yards: 105.07
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 25.64
  • Total Yards: 369.36
  • Pass Yards: 243.43
  • Rush Yards: 125.93

Packers vs Jets NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Green Bay is 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Green Bay’s last 8 games
  • NY Jets are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 games
  • NY Jets are 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the NY Jets’s last 5 games

Expert NFL Betting Analysis and Prediction for Packers vs Jets

I’m going to get right to the point by saying that Green Bay is simply better and more mature than New York on both sides of the ball. While  rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has looked great for the Jets  in his rookie campaign and clearly has a bright future in the league, the fact of the matter is that there’s still only one Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay is completely desperate, plus the Packers have gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 16. The Jets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Green Bay wins outright to cover the chalk!

NFL Week 16 Pick: Packers 27 Jets 21
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