We have already seen a bunch of upsets and surprise results in the NFL season, largely because we are seeing some teams begin to turn things around in a big way. The New York Jets, as well as their city rivals, have been a pleasant surprise thus far, but is that good start something that can be carried through the whole season and into the playoff races? The Jets will get a much better idea of where they are as a team this weekend when they make the trip to Green Bay to face the Packers. It has not been the best of starts to the season for the Packers, but they are still a very dangerous team that is ridiculously tough to beat in their own building. The Packers come into this game as a 7 ½ point home favorite, with the point total set at 44 ½. Let’s take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this Jets vs Packers matchup so you can bet against their NFL Lines.
NFL Week 6 Betting Preview for NY Jets at Green Bay
New York Jets versus Green Bay Packers Match Info
- When: Sunday, Oct 16 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the New York Jets
The Jets come into Week 6 of the season sporting a 3-2 record and are currently on a modest 2-game win streak. They delivered their best performance of the season last weekend, trouncing the Miami Dolphins 40-17. Yes, some people will suggest that the score of that game is a little flawed given that the Dolphins were playing with a backup QB, but that does not account for how good the Jets looked in moving the football downfield. Something that might come as a bit of a surprise is that the Jets have won in 8 of their last 12 meetings with the Packers, but that said, they are also winless in their last 5 non-conference games. They have been a good bet against the spread, covering in 6 of their last 9 overall, while also going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The OVER has hit in 13 of their last 19.
Why bet on the Green Bay Packers
The biggest question mark hanging over the Packers heading into Week 6 is the health of Aaron Rodgers. He is dealing with a thumb injury that he claims is nothing, while the Packer have him listed as probable for this game. Simply put, Rodgers will start, but you do have to wonder just how much of an impact that thumb is going to have on his game. The Packers are 3-2 after a loss to the Giants in London last weekend, so there is also the issue of trying to bounce back after a long road trip, which essentially makes this feel like a short week. The biggest selling point for the Packers is playing at home, where they have now won 16 of their last 19. What is a little concerning is the fact that they are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. 4 of the last 5 meetings between the Packers and the Jets have gone OVER.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I do like the Packers to win in their own building, but I am more than a little concerned about the size of the spread, which is why I would consider taking the Jets to cover. I think the OVER looks good, but I would be sticking with the Packers SU as my pick.
NFL Betting Pick: New York Jets 21 Green Bay Packers 27