The New York Jets (7-6) play the Detroit Lions (6-7) at MetLife Stadium on 18th December at 13:00. Having won seven of their 13 games, the New York Jets are in third place in the AFC East and have collected one more win than the Detroit Lions, who are second in the NFC North ahead of this matchup. Before getting stuck in a rut, the New York Jets should be highly motivated to claim a win before their defeats turn into a streak. Having lost two on the bounce, they’ll be looking turn things around against the Detroit Lions.
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Betting lines
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Betting expert picks
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Moneyline
The New York Jets have struggled to get results against the away team in recent years, and while the home-field advantage is on their side at the MetLife Stadium, that may not be enough. Instead, we like the look of the Detroit Lions continuing their dominance in this series, having won four of their last five matchups against the New York Jets.
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Spread
The oddsmakers have listed the New York Jets as a 1-point favorite over the Detroit Lions, implying that we could have a tight game of football on our hands between two evenly-matched teams. The last five contests between the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions have posted an average winning margin of up to 15.4 points.
It’s been nip and tuck as far as the New York Jets’ recent home record against the Detroit Lions is concerned. Both teams share one win each from their past two matchups at the MetLife Stadium, with an average points margin of 7.0 points between them. The hosts are also 5-3 ATS in the past eight games at home and 7-3 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
Even away from home, the Detroit Lions look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last six games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. For covering the spread, the Detroit Lions have managed to string together a fine record. They have covered the spread in their last five matchups, going 5-5 ATS in their last ten matchups in all.
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Total
The last seven head-to-head games between and New York Jets and the Detroit Lions failed to pass the 45 point mark, averaging 42.14 points in total.
The current total at the MetLife Stadium is set at 47.5 points, which is more than the average 39.4-point total the two teams have managed in their past five contests.
The total has averaged 37.4 points in the New York Jets’ ten most recent games, as well as 42.6 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the New York Jets, the total went over two times. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have seen an average of 44.2 points in their past five road games and 50.8 points in their last five contests in all. Interestedly, the visitors have seen the total go over in each of their last ten matchups.
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions Betting trends
- Detroit Lions have covered the spread in their last six games.
- In four of Detroit Lions’ last five games, the total went over
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New York Jets Form
The New York Jets fell to back-to-back defeats last week when the Buffalo Bills beat them 20-12. The hosts are now 6-4 in their past 10 games overall and 3-2 in the last five at home.
The New York Jets have scored 20.3 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the defensive side of the ball, there has been no letup whatsoever. The hosts boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 18.7 points per game for this season, and have remained formidable in the past five games, having only given up 16.8 points on average.
2021 was a year to forget for the New York Jets. The hosts failed to reach the playoffs, having finished fourth in the AFC East at 4-13, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 7-6 so far in the current campaign.
Detroit Lions Form
The Detroit Lions have grabbed an impressive five wins from their six most recent matchups. The away side’s most recent game ended in a 34-23 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings.
The offense has continued to torment opposing defenses consistently, averaging 32.2 points in the last five matches. This leaves the Detroit Lions’ tally for the season at 26.8 points overall. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 22.6 points in the previous five outings, which is less than the 26.7 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Unsurprisingly, the Detroit Lions are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the away side to go far, and given their 6-7 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
New York Jets VS Detroit Lions H2H history
The New York Jets won 48-17 against the Detroit Lions in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the Ford Field. The New York Jets came away with one win from their past five matchups against the Detroit Lions, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
In their last seven head-to-head games, the New York Jets managed 20.71 points on average per game, while the Detroit Lions put 21.43 points on board.