Betting Preview: Patriots Favored in 2nd Meeting with Jets

By Lou Monaco

The New York Jets (1-4) travel to Massachusetts to take on their hated rival New England Patriots (2-4) at 1 p.m. ET (CBS).

With a check on three sportsbooks for sports betting in NY, New England is a 6.5-point favorite (DraftKings) and a 7-point favorite (BetMGM, Caesars). Moneyline numbers for the Pats: -300 (BetMGM New York), -320 (Caesars) and -350 (DraftKings).

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Jets are underdogs at +250 (BetMGM, Caesars) and +270 (DraftKings New York). Over/Under total points on all three sportsbooks range from 42.5-43 for New York gambling.

Jets Had Bye Week

New York is coming off a much-needed bye week after a 27-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in England on Oct. 10.

Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is still finding his way; he completed 19-of-32 passes for 192 yards, no TDs and one INT against the Falcons. Running backs Michael Carter and Ty Johnson each had a rushing TD for the Jets in that game.

Tough Loss for Patriots

The Patriots have won 11 straight against their fellow AFC East foe and are looking to get back on track after losing a heart-breaking 35-29 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys at home last Sunday.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 15-of-21 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against the Cowboys. Running back Damien Harris had 18 carries for 101 yards with one TD and wide receiver Kendrick Bourne had a 75-yard TD reception with 2:21 remaining to give New England a short-lived 29-26 lead.

Earlier this year, the Pats upended the Jets, 25-6, on Sept. 18 as Wilson, playing in just his second career game, completed 19-of-33 passes for 210 yards with no TDs and four INTs.

Jones, also starting his second game of his career, completed 22-of-30 passes for 186 yards with no TDs or INTs in the win.

Who Will Win?

Prediction: Jones has been getting the better of the young division quarterback matchup throughout the season. While Jones has been progressing steadily, Wilson has shown glimpses of what he can do.

Maybe the bye week helps Wilson and the Jets. They always seem to play better ball in New England, than they do against the Pats at home and it would be nice to see some improvement.

The Pats knew they had that game last week against Dallas, so look for an inspired effort on both sides of the ball. Jones will continue to get better -- and remember he had no TD passes in that first game against the Jets. Look for a couple of TD tosses in the rematch. Patriots will make it 12 straight. Patriots 31, Jets 21.

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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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