Jets Broncos Betting – New York Jets Travel To The New Mile High Stadium To Try Out The Broncos
Denver quarterback Kyle Orton is quietly having a really good season that betting experts seem to be ignoring. In only five games so far this season, Orton has thrown for 1,733 yards and eight touchdowns. The touchdown total is not spectacular, but the yards are pretty impressive. Orton is on a pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards this season, but the Broncos sit in last place.
The NFL betting surrounding the New York Jets was at a frenzy pitch before the season even started. Their brash talk about winning the Super Bowl this year, and then backing it up with winning scores, has put a huge target on the back of every Jets player. The thing is; the Jets seem to relish the spotlight and thrive on it.
NFL Game Preview For October 17, 2010: New York Jets (-3) @ Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos do not have a running game. They were ready to rely heavily on running back Knowshon Moreno, but he has spent much of the season injured. His backups have been unable to produce any significant yardage in his absence. Orton keeps moving the ball down the field, but there is no running game to punch the ball into the endzone.
The Jets offense is just as effective and restricted as it was last season. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is still not reaching down the field very much with long passes, but with a running game that features the revitalized LaDainian Tomlinson and second year running back Shonn Greene, the Jets passing game does not need to be spectacular. However, just in case Sanchez did want to throw the ball, he has receivers such as Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes to throw to.
The Jets defense bends, but it will not break. The Jets defense is 23rd in pass coverage by allowing an average of 235 yards per game, but their defense is 11th overall by allowing an average of 314 yards per game. Where it really counts, on the scoreboard, the Jets are only allowing 16 points per game by opposing offenses. The Jets are ranked fourth against the run, which means if the Broncos do bring a running game, the Jets defense may not allow them to use it.
The Broncos have a very inconsistent defense that makes sports betting predictions difficult. The big problem the Broncos bring into this game is that their run defense is ranked 25th in the league as they give up an average of 127 yards per game. The Broncos defense also gives up an average of 23 points per game and an average of 341 total yards per game. On paper, the Broncos defense does not line up well against the Jets offense. But, as they say, the game is not played on paper.
The Bottom Line:
The Jets are living up to the hype this season. They have already beaten the New England Patriots and hold a slim lead in the AFC East over the Patriots. The Jets seem to really show up in the games they need to win, and their game plan always seems sound.
The Broncos are still suffering from the lack of a running game. Without an effective Knowshon Moreno to spread out the opposing defense, it becomes easy for teams to defend the Broncos inside the red zone. The Jets defense possesses more than enough talent to keep the Broncos from scoring touchdowns.
Pick: New York Jets