New York Jets versus New England Patriots NFL Handicapper Tip

The Thursday Night Football game scheduled for September 12th will be an AFC East battle as the New York Jets will travel to face rivals the New England Patriots. The Jets and Patriots will get started from New England at 8:25PM Eastern Time and NFL Network will provide the live television broadcast. Check out the NFL odds at Top Bet sportsbook.

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The current betting odds from Thursday Night Football have the home team New England Patriots favored by -11 ½ points with an over under line set at 43 ½ points. Those who wager on New England on the money line will lay -600 odds with the return on the New York Jets at +450 odds on the money line.

The Jets were given a gift last week when they were life and death to beat a bad Tampa Bay Buccaneers team 18-17 as a home underdog. But a positive to take from this game was the play of the Jets defense as they put on a good pass rush on Josh Freeman. Geno Smith made some rookie mistakes but has the ability to make plays with his feet if his receivers are not open which puts opposing defenders off balance. There are major injury concerns for the Patriots. A lot was asked last week by running back Shane Vereen. He will not play on Thursday due to a broken left wrist. Vereen ran for 101 yards on 14 carries and had seven catches and was responsible for New England getting into field goal range to win last week against Buffalo. New England ran 64 plays last week and Vereen had 21 touches which for the most part were positive for the team. Tom Brady just doesn’t have the offensive weapons of past teams. He will be without Rob Gronkowki, Aaron Hernandez and Danny Amendola. The receivers for New England were unimpressive in last week’s game with Buffalo. New York was competitive in their trip to New England last year losing 29-26 in overtime as a +11 point betting odds underdog. The Jets have had success throwing the football against the Patriots in their past three meetings throwing for 268 yards or more in all three games. Now you add the run element with Smith and they can be competitive in this spot.

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