New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

New England Patriots vs New York Jets

NFL: Sunday, December 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET at Gillette Stadium

Spread: New England -15

Over/Under: 43


The New York Jets look to cap off a 5-10 season with a win in New England against Bill Belichick and the Patriots. The team has not looked great this year, although they have won more games than expected. Actually, they have won five more games than expected. After not being favored to win one game this season, they proved everyone wrong. The Jets have resigned coach Todd Bowles who is an up and coming coach in the league. The team has had many quarterbacks throughout the season, but today they will be going with Bryce Petty. Petty has just 312 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions on the season. At running back, Bilal Powell leads the team with 726 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Leading at receiver is Robby Anderson who has 939 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. The team’s offense is averaging 20 points per game on 328 yards per game. On defense, they allow 24 points and 363 yards per game.

The New England Patriots are 12-3 on the season and will look to win this home game to wrap up the one seed heading into the playoffs. While the Patriots are a far superior team, they will be resting a few players for this game as expected. Although, the constants are still there, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The Patriots are led at the quarterback position by Tom Brady who has 4387 yards, 30 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. At 40 years old, Brady is the front-runner for MVP and has not looked better at the position. Leading at the running back position is Dion Lewis who has 803 yards and five touchdowns on the season. At receiver, Rob Gronkowski leads the team with 1084 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. The team’s offense is averaging 29 points per game on 411 yards of offense. On defense, they are allowing 19 points and 392 yards per game. This bend-but-don’t-break defense will have to do just that today to have a dominant win over the Jets.

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New England is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games

New England is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

New England is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

The total has gone OVER in 7 of New England’s last 9 games at home


NY Jets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

NY Jets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Jets’ last 9 games

NY Jets is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road


The New England Patriots look to finish the season with another win over the Jets after a thriller in their last matchup. The Patriots will want to win this game because a win will give them home-field advantage. In addition, the Patriots will want to give Brady as much rest as possible as he is 40 years old. The Jets have struggled at quarterback the entire season and who is to say Bryce Petty will be the answer. The Patriots simply will not lose this game, but the spread is pretty high. I believe the smarter take is the over/under which is 43. I predict the score 42-17 in favor of the Patriots. Over 43.

Pick: Over 43

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Jon Ottomanelli

Author: Jon Ottomanelli

Jon has always had a keen interest in sports as well as the trends that define abstract perspectives. His knowledge of statistical data in comparison with game time realities promotes very educated predictions. Jon has always had a fascination with numbers and sports, so he's combined the two to become a handicapper and a blogger. Using not just statistics and records, he uses common sense and conventional thinking. The opposite of what most bettors rely on--impulse wagering and following the norm. His articles are well-thought-out and well-researched.

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