The hot Jacksonville Jaguars head to New York on Thursday night to take on the Jets. After an improbable end to an overtime win against the Cowboys in week 15, the Jags have won two straight and 3-of-4. Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence appears to have hit his stride. Will the Jaguars keep it going versus a motivated Zach Wilson and Jets’ side looking to score a win? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Jaguars at New York Jets.
NFL Week 16 Betting Preview and Lines for Jacksonville Jaguars at New York
Thursday Night Football: Jacksonville Jaguars versus New York Jets Betting Lines
- When: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 8:15 pm ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
- TV / Streaming: Prime Video
- ATS Odds: PK
- Money line Odds: Jaguars -110 / Jets -110
- Over/Under Odds: 38
Why bet on Jaguars versus Jets?
The Jags are on fire. Not only has Jacksonville won two straight but the Jaguars are actually 4-of-5 straight up in their last 5.
The lone loss happened versus the Detroit Lions, which boasts one of the league’s top offenses. The Jets don’t have a great offense, which means Trevor Lawrence should for sure outplay must start quarterback Zach Wilson, who is likely to be anywhere but in New York next season.
Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 367.9
- Passing Yards: 240.7
- Rushing Yards: 127.2
- Points Scored: 23.9
- Turnovers: 18
Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 370.7
- Passing Yards: 252.6
- Rushing Yards: 118.1
- Points Scored: 23.4
- Takeaways: 21
Why bet on Jets versus Jaguars?
The Jets may have to start Wilson on offense, but NYJ has more than just Zach. First, New York believes Wilson can get it done. Head coach Robert Saleh benched Zach to send him a message.
Wilson should have a much better game than in recent contests. Second, the Jags must play this game without starting left tackle Cam Robinson. That’s not a good development because Jets’ DE Quinnen Williams has 10 sacks on the season.
New York Jets Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 336.9
- Passing Yards: 229.2
- Rushing Yards: 107.6
- Points Scored: 20.1
- Turnovers: 18
New York Jets Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 305.4
- Passing Yards: 193.9
- Rushing Yards: 11.5
- Points Scored: 18.8
- Takeaways: 15
Jaguars vs Jets Relevant Trends
- Jaguars are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 versus the AFC
- Jacksonville is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 on the road
- Over is 4-0 in the Jaguars’ last 4 games
- Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
- NYJ is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss
- Over is 5-1 in the Jets’ last 6 games on a Thursday
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets Final Betting Prediction
Quinnen Williams lists as questionable. So the Jets’ defensive end should play. Even if he doesn’t, Saleh’s D is deep enough to pressure Trevor Lawrence.
Ah, but that’s just it. Pressuring Lawrence may not lead to the success the Jets believe it will. Trevor is a mobile quarterback. Not only that, but he’s got ice in his veins and he’s rediscovered the rapport with Travis Etienne he had while at Clemson.
The problem with backing the Jets is determining where the points will come from. The Jags’ defense can play terrible football at times, but the win over the Cowboys may have been a turning point. Expect Jacksonville to continue their surge. The Jags get it done.
NFL Week 16 Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars pk