New England Patriots are favored over New York Jets at MetLife Stadium
New York Jets fans are going to be furious about this one. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the New England Patriots have opened as 1.5-point road favorites over the Jets going into the rivals’ Week 7 meeting in New Jersey.
Or, perhaps Jets fans in the sports betting world will appreciate the apparently golden opportunity to cash in.
It’s a shocking spread considering where each of the teams are at going into Week 7. The Patriots are 3-4 and coming off an embarrassing 33-14 home loss to the Chicago Bears, which they entered as 8.5-point favorites. The Jets have won four consecutive games since the season debut of quarterback Zach Wilson. Last week, they covered as 1.5-point road favorites in Denver, earning a 16-9 victory over the Broncos.
However, the Jets are reeling on the injury front, which may have contributed to the spread. In last week’s win, they lost running back Breece Hall and offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker to season-ending injuries. New York responded to the loss of Hall by trading for Jaguars running back James Robinson, which helps ease the blow, but the Jets are undoubtedly a less talented team than they were a week ago.
The Jets are aiming to pick up their first win over the Patriots since Week 16 of the 2015 season. Since then, New England has won 12 consecutive contests over New York, including six consecutive games at MetLife Stadium. Nine of the 12 victories were by double-digits, although only three of the six games at MetLife Stadium were double-digit Patriot victories.