Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our week 16 Jaguars vs Jets pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in East Rutherford.
Jaguars vs Jets Pick & Preview- NFL Week 16
On Thursday, December 22nd at 8:15 PM ET, the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. AMAZON is carrying television coverage the for game. The odds for this week 16 AFC matchup have the Jets as the -1.0 point favorite on the spread.
Jaguars vs Jets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
- Where: East Rutherford at MetLife Stadium
- Date: Thursday, December 22nd
- Betting Odds NYJ -1.0, JAX -110 | NYJ -111 O/U 38.5
Will Trevor Lawrence Lead The Jaguars To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?
The Jaguars head into week 16, looking for another win, as they picked up 6 point victory over the Dallas Cowboys (40-34). In addition to winning the game, the Jaguars came up an ATS win as they were 4.0 point underdogs. With their combined 74 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 48.
Jacksonville will look for another big performance in the run game, as they finished last week’s game with 192 yards. Individually, Travis Etienne Jr. compiled 103 yards, with a per-attempt average of 5.4.
At the quarterback position, Trevor Lawrence ended the game with a passer rating of 109 on 318 yards through the air. Lawrence also managed to throw for 4 passing touchdowns. In the passing attack, Zay Jones not only led the team with 109 yards but caught 3 touchdowns. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Jacksonville is the 10th-ranked team in the NFL. This season, 56.38% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 11th in the NFL.
Will Mike White Lead The Jets To A Win Over Jacksonville?
Coming off a 20-17 non-conference loss to the Detroit Lions, the Jets will look to get back in the win column vs New York. Leading into the matchup, the Jets were -2.0 point favorites, resulting in both a straight-up an ATS loss. Together, the two teams combined score remained below the over-under betting line of 44.
New York struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 50 yards on 22 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was Zonovan Knight, who finished with just 23 yards and a per attempt average of 13.
Zach Wilson finished the game with a passer rating of 89.8 on 317 yards through the air. In addition, 2 of his passes went for touchdowns. Although Garrett Wilson did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 98 yards. With 36.8 passes per game, New York ranks 8th in the league. Currently, 68.04% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 17th in the NFL.
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Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
This season, the Jets will look to grab another win over Jacksonville, as they won last year’s meeting by a score of 26-21. New York covered the spread as -2.5 point favorites. Heading into the game, the over-under line was set at 42.5 points.
When looking back at the recent matchups between Jacksonville and New York, the Jets put together a record of 2-3. The over-under record in these games sits at 5-0, with the average scoring total coming in at 45.6 points.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-2. The Jaguars’ offense has averaged 24.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with New York, compared to the Jets at 20.8.
Although Jacksonville has a straight-up record of 1-4-0 in their last 5 road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 23.0 points per game in these games.
Through their last 5 home contests, the Jets’ offense has averaged 25.0 points per game while allowing an average of 17.2. New York posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 3-2 ATS.
Jaguars vs Jets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jets -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 38.5