After starting the season out 0-2, things just don’t seem to be getting any better for the New York Jets. With losses to Carolina and New England, the Jets will now head to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos at Empower Field. Denver has one of the top defenses in the league, and after Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson struggled with the Patriots defense, he’ll now have another tough one to deal with. Let’s take a look at both teams and see how they arrive to this Jets vs Broncos matchup so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Jets vs Broncos
Denver Broncos Analysis
The Broncos have had a nice start to their season. With victories over the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver has started the season off 2-0. Teddy Bridgewater has been a breath of fresh air for the Broncos. Bridgewater has thrown for 592 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Melvin Gordon has been a bright spot in the Broncos backfield. Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick have been Denver’s top receivers, as Jerry Jeudy has missed significant time due to injury. Tight end Noah Fant is a star in the making, and he and Bridgewater have good chemistry between them.
On the defensive side of the ball, Denver has been downright nasty. They’ve only given up 26 points on the season. Von Miller has returned with a vengeance for the Broncos this season. He has three sacks on the season. Miller will get more help this weekend, as Bradley Chubb will make his first appearance of the season.
New York Jets
When Robert Saleh was hired to coach the Jets, many thought that he was the perfect man for the job. It’s too early to tell, but things haven’t gone well for the Jets thus far. In their season-opening loss to the Panthers, Wilson played well, throwing for 258 yards with two touchdowns and just one interception. Wilson had a game to forget against New England last week. The rookie threw four interceptions, wasting a great defensive effort by the Jets, as New England won 25-6.
New York is in rebuild mode, and things will be rough for the next year or two. The Jets are looking to build around Wilson, and they still need quite a few pieces. The AFC East is a very tough division with the Patriots, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills. We don’t see New York competing for the division crown any time soon.
The Broncos come into this one as 11-point favorites. That’s a huge number for an early-season game. This may be the oddsmakers’ way of saying that the Jets are really bad. The numbers look good for the Broncos, as the Jets are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine. As a favorite, the Broncos are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games.
Denver’s defense will give Wilson fits. If the Patriots were able to pressure him into some bad interceptions, the Broncos will be able to do the same. Denver’s offense has put up 50 points in their first two games. Teddy Bridgewater and company will be able to exploit a bad Jets defense. We see the Broncos winning this one easily, and covering the spread. Denver takes this one 28-10.
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