The New York Jets (7-7) play the Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8) on Thursday, 22 at 20:15 at MetLife Stadium. Having won seven of their 14 games, the New York Jets are in fourth place in the AFC East and have collected one more win than the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are second in the AFC South ahead of this matchup. The New York Jets need a win and need it fast to keep their playoff hopes alive. Three defeats in a row are always brutal, and the Jacksonville Jaguars should be wary of an opponent super motivated to end their current poor run.
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting lines
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting expert picks
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Moneyline
The New York Jets are the favorites for this Week 16 matchup, but we’re not too keen on their recent patchy form. The hosts have lost four of their last five contests and look like a red flag at the MetLife Stadium to us. Instead, the Jacksonville Jaguars look a solid bet on the moneyline. A road win is priced at -110, which implies the visitors have a 52% chance of taking the victory and improving their 6-8 record.
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Spread
The oddsmakers have listed the New York Jets as a 1-point favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars, implying that we could have a tight game of football on our hands between two evenly-matched teams. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 11.2 points.
The New York Jets went 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games against AFC South teams. The offense put up 16.3 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 26.5 points. The hosts are also 5-4 ATS in the past nine games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past 11 games against AFC East opposition saw the Jacksonville Jaguars end up 4-6-1 ATS. During that span, the offense produced 19.2 points per game and the defense allowed an average of 22.7 points. For covering the spread, the Jacksonville Jaguars have managed to string together a fine record. They have covered the spread in their last two matchups, going 3-7 ATS in their last ten matchups in all.
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Total
The last ten contests of this series failed to pass the 45-point mark, averaging 41.6 points in total. This suggests the total may end up anywhere between 40 and 45 points when the New York Jets play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The current total on the Week 16 betting line for this matchup is 38.5 points, which is under the 41.4 points average seen in the past five rounds the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars have played out, but not by much either.
The total has averaged 36.7 points in the New York Jets’ ten most recent games, as well as 42.2 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the total has gone under in seven of the New York Jets’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC South.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, on the other hand, have cashed in on the over in eight of their last nine games played on the road. Interestedly, the total has also gone over in six of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC East.
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting trends
- Jacksonville Jaguars have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home.
- The total points score went over for Jacksonville Jaguars, in their last four games
- New York Jets won the last six H2H matches against Jacksonville Jaguars when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets Form
The New York Jets were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 17-20 to the Detroit Lions. The defeat extended their losing streak to three games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 5-5.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the home offense in terms of points scored. In the last five matches, the New York Jets have only put up 17.0 points on average which is way below their season average of 20.1 points. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have the fifth-best defensive record with only 18.8 points allowed on average, which is a big improvement from the 29.6 points they gave up last year.
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 7-7 so far in the current campaign.
Jacksonville Jaguars Form
The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the odds last week to beat the Dallas Cowboys, winning 40-34 to improve their record over their last 10 games to 4-6. They are also 1-4 in their last five on the road.
The offense has performed to its usual standards of late, putting up 27.0 points in the last five matches, which is on par with the 23.9 points average the Jacksonville Jaguars have achieved for this season. As for the defense, the visitors have given up 30.0 points across the previous five outings. Considering the defensive unit has only allowed 23.4 points for the season itself, it’s fair to say the defensive unit has not performed to its usual standards of late.
Unsurprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the away side to go far, and given their 6-8 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
New York Jets VS Jacksonville Jaguars H2H history
The New York Jets came away with a 26-21 win in their latest encounter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which took place at the MetLife Stadium. The hosts are on a six-match winning streak at the MetLife Stadium in this series, going 7-3 in the last ten games overall.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the New York Jets pulled off 22.9 points on average per game, whereas Jacksonville Jaguars managed 18.7 points per match.