Jets vs Bills Betting Odds - T.O. will F.A.I.L. in T.O.
|Jets vs Bills Betting Odds: Jets -2.5 (Total: 37.5)|
|WHAT: NFL betting|
|WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 8:20 p.m. ET|
|WHERE: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario|
|KEY STAT: Jets rank second in the NFL in rushing offense; Bills rank last in rushing defense|
|PICK: Jets -2.5|
Jets vs Bills betting odds maker breakdown: The Storyline
After losing six of seven, the Jets stayed alive in the crowded AFC playoff picture by beating Carolina last Sunday. The Bills, meanwhile, are playing for pride and trying to establish momentum under interim head coach Perry Fewell.
Jets vs Bills betting odds maker breakdown: Offense
Since Fewell took over, the Bills have flashed brilliance on offense. Fred Jackson excels whenever he gets a full starter’s workload and Terrell Owens is suddenly clicking with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Over his last two games, T.O. has 14 catches for 293 yards and two scores. It’s worth nothing, however, that T.O.’s big performances came against Jacksonville’s and Miami’s weak pass defenses.
After starting the year hot, Mark “The Sanchize” Sanchez has settled into caretaker duty – which is what online betting sharps expected from him in the first place. Because the Jets have a dominant rushing attack led by Thomas Jones, they can keep the ball out of Sanchez’s hands and minimize turnovers as long as they’re not playing catch-up in a game.
The Bills seem to have a better passing attack right now but the Jets are the better rushing team. There’s no clear offensive edge.
Betting Edge: Draw
Jets vs Bills betting odds maker breakdown: Defense
The luster wore off Rex Ryan’s vaunted Jets defense for a while but Gang Green showed last week that it has plenty of fight left. The Jets picked Jake Delhomme off four times; that doesn’t sound like much against Delhomme but he’d actually thrown one pick in four games leading up to that contest. Corner Darrelle Revis, arguably the Defensive Player of the Year front runner, intercepted Delhomme twice – once for a touchdown. After he shut down Randy Moss, Andre Johnson and Marques Colston earlier this year, it’s safe to say Terrell Owens’ hot streak will come to a screeching halt on Thursday.
The Bills defend the pass well so New York will try to avoid throwing as much as possible. Luckily for the Jets, Buffalo has the NFL’s worst run defense. The Bills do one thing well on defense but can’t compare to the Jets, who have the NFL’s No. 2 unit.
Betting Edge: Jets
Jets vs Bills betting odds for total: 37.5
Neither of these offenses is a well-oiled machine. The Bills lay two or three eggs for every good offensive performance while the Jets’ bread and butter is smashmouth, clock-control football. Betting under the sportsbook total makes sense.
Pick: Under 37.5
Jets vs Bills betting odds maker breakdown: Notable Injuries
The Jets suffered no new maladies on the weekend but still miss defensive tackle Kris Jenkins up the middle; Leon Washington’s absence in the backfield hasn’t really hurt them so far. From Kawika Mitchell to Terrence McGee, the Bills have plenty of injury woes too.
Betting Edge: Draw
Jets vs Bills betting breakdown: Outlook and Pick
These are two flawed teams but the matchup favors the Jets. Any time a power running team faces a Swiss-cheese run defense and pits the league’s best shutdown corner against an over-the-hill receiver, it’s easy to pick a winner. Go with the Jets to cover.
STAN’S PICK: Jets -2.5
Sports betting players should check the BetOnline sportsbook throughout the week for updated Jets vs Bills betting odds leading up to Thursday night’s kickoff.