Keep reading to see our NFL week 15 Lions vs Jets pick and preview. In this article we will outline who will come away with the win and cover the spread.
Lions vs Jets Pick & Preview- NFL Week 15
Kickoff for this matchup between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets is set for 1:00 PM ET. The game will be played in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium, with CBS carrying television coverage. The odds for this week 15 non conference matchup have the Jets as the -1.0 point favorite on the spread.
Lions vs Jets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Detroit Lions at New York Jets
- Where: East Rutherford at MetLife Stadium
- Date: Sunday, December 18th
- Betting Odds NYJ -1.0, DET -110 | NYJ -110 O/U 44.0
Will Jared Goff Lead The Lions To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?
This week, the Lions will look to keep things rolling after picking up a 34-23 win over their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. Besides winning straight up, the Lions also came away with an ATS win as the -2.5 point favorite. By the end of the game, the teams combined for 57 points, surpassing the betting line of 51.
For the game, Detroit ran the ball 30 times, compiling 134 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was C.J. Moore, who finished with just 42 yards and a per-attempt average of 42.0.
At the quarterback position, Jared Goff ended the game with a passer rating of 120.7 on 330 yards through the air. Goff also managed to throw for 3 passing touchdowns. DJ Chark led the way for Detroit at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 94 yards. Averaging 34 pass attempts per game, Detroit is ranked 15th in the league. So far, 66.11% of their yards have come through the air, on a completion percentage of 65.5% (14th).
Will Mike White Lead The Jets To A Win Over Detroit?
This week, the New York Jets are hoping to get back in the win column after falling 20-12 to the Buffalo Bills. The loss was costly, as it came against an AFC East opponent. Despite the loss, New York picked up an ATS win. The team entered the game as 10.0 underdogs. The team’s combined scoring of 32 points fell below the posted betting line of 43.
New York struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 76 yards on 22 attempts. In addition to running for 71 yards, Zonovan Knight ran for 1 score.
Quarterback Mike White had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 268 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 78.6. Even with a strong game throwing the ball, White could not pick up a passing touchdown. Garrett Wilson was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 78 yards and 6 catches. Averaging 36.9 attempts per game, New York is ranked 7th in the league. Thus far, 66.73% of their yards through the air, which is 22nd in the NFL.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Last year, the Lions and Jets did not play each other.
Over the last 5 matchups between Detroit and New York, the Jets have won 4 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 49.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The New York Jets have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. The Lions’ offense has averaged 19.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with New York, compared to the Jets at 30.0.
In their last 5 games away from home, the Lions have a straight-up record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 18.4 points per game in these contests.
Through their last 5 home contests, the Jets offense has averaged 24.0 points per game while allowing an average of 18.6. New York posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 3-2 ATS.
Lions vs Jets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Lions 1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 44.0