How To Bet On Colts Jets – Comeback Colts Look To Parlay Momentum Against Struggling Jets
The Indianapolis Colts are coming off their biggest win of the season. The New York Jets on the other hand, would be happy just to get back in the win column regardless of how they get it. Coming off a thrilling 30-27 comeback win over the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts will travel to New York to face the 2-3 Jets. New York has opened a three-game home stretch with consecutive losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans, and will now look to salvage the final sports betting contest before playing three of its next four on the road.
Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets
Sunday October 14, 2012 – 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Betting Line: New York Jets – 3
A 27-6 second-half run was the difference in Indianapolis’ massive comeback against the Packers, an emotional victory that came days after the team lost its head coach Chuck Pagano. The Colts have a ton of inspiration and really believe they can win this game after what happened last week, with the chance to parlay the momentum of last weekend’s win against a struggling Jets’ team.
NFL Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis football fans were thrilled to see their rookie quarterback march the field on a game-winning drive opposite the reigning NFL MVP last week, another accomplishment in the brief but impressive career of the 2012 first overall pick. Luck threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns, but will need to make quicker decisions after being sacked four times and throwing a pick in the win. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne is still a Pro Bowl talent that has really come through to help Luck’s development, and the two will continue to build on their chemistry. The Colts’ defense did an excellent job holding Aaron Rodgers and company to just six second-half points a week ago, and now draw a much more favorable matchup against Mark Sanchez and the Jets.
NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets
Sanchez was intercepted twice by the Texans in a 23-17 loss on Monday Night Football, and will have one fewer day to prepare for this game. While it appears as though Sanchez’s job is still safe ahead of Tim Tebow, New York is incredibly thin at the skill positions on offense, particularly in the passing game where cornerback Antonio Cromartie was targeted twice as a wide receiver a week ago. With the offense riddled by injuries, the defense stepped up and held its own last week including an interception from Cromartie, but his impact on both sides of the ball is an example of just how thin this team is.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While the Jets will have the advantage of playing at home for the third-straight week, it hasn’t helped much so far and injuries have decimated their roster on both sides of the ball. The Colts are coming off the most thrilling comeback in the NFL so far this season, are playing with confidence, and have the chance to move above .500 which is something that few online sportsbook experts would have projected before the season got underway.
NFL Betting Pick: Indianapolis Colts