The New England Patriots (3-4) and New York Jets (5-2) square off in the eighth week of the 2022 NFL season. The Patriots were blindsided by the Chicago Bears on Monday in a 33-14 setback after two straight victories. The Jets, on the other hand, have now won four straight games after defeating the Denver Broncos 16-9. This should be an exciting AFC East matchup; let’s take a look at how these teams stack up against each other so you can bet against their NFL Betting Odds.
NFL Week 8 Betting Preview for New England Patriots at New York
New England Patriots Betting Preview: Patriots Look to Bounce Back after Loss to Bears
Prior to a Monday night meltdown against the Bears, New England had been solidifying its position as an AFC contender with two straight victories. Despite this, they were shocked by the Bears at home last Sunday, bringing their record to 3-4. Additionally, there are questions brewing about who will be the starting quarterback in New England after Bill Belichick replaced Mac Jones with Bailey Zappe.
Jones appeared lost during the game’s first half, finishing with a pedestrian 3/6 with one interception. The Patriots decided to try Bailey Zappe at quarterback as a result, and that did not work out, with Zappe throwing two interceptions. Overall, the offensive unit is still averaging over 340 yards and 22.1 points per game.
Despite Monday’s humiliating loss to the Chicago Bears, the New England Patriots defense recorded four sacks and one interception. Justin Fields and the Bears rushing attack ran all over the Patriots’ defense, recording 243 yards and two touchdowns. Be that as it may, New England’s defense has been strong, surrendering 20.9 points and 345.3 yards per game.
New York Jets Betting Preview: Jets go for Fifth Straight Win
The Jets, on the other hand, managed to win their fourth straight game, squeaking out a 16-9 victory over the Broncos last Sunday. The Jets will look to continue their impressive 2022 run thus far, but they will have to do it without star rookie running back Breece Hall due to a torn ACL.
The Jets have taken the NFL by storm with a 5-2 record and a half-game back from Buffalo for the division lead. Jets’ quarterback Zach Wilson has an undefeated record as a starter this year, while they have gotten solid contributions from star-studded rookies Hall and Garrett Wilson. Overall, the offense is averaging 22.7 points and over 330 yards per game.
The biggest asset to New York’s football team has been their defensive unit. In last week’s victory, the Jets’ defense conceded just nine points and recorded a sack and one interception. New York ranks in the top ten in yards allowed (314.7) and points allowed per game (19.6).
New England Patriots vs New York Jets Betting Lines & Odds
The New England Patriots are the road-betting favorites in this game, according to Mybookie, with the spread set at 1.5 points (-110). In terms of the moneyline, the Patriots are given odds of -125 to win, while the Jets are given odds of +105 to win. The Over/Under total for the game is 40.5 points.
Free Betting Pick
Before being defeated by the Bears, the Patriots appeared to be on the rise following their two lopsided victories. The defense has shut down the Lions and Browns for just 15 total points, while the offense totaled 67 points. Despite this, their offense struggled mightily last week, scoring just 14 points, including being held scoreless in the second half.
The Jets, on the other hand, are trending up with four straight victories. They have found an identity running the football, but the problem is they will be without their star rookie running back for the rest of the year. In addition, the Patriots have dominated the Jets winning their last ten over New York. Expect the Patriots to get back on track and take this game in East Rutherford.
NFL Betting Pick: New England Patriots -1.5 (-110)