Best prop bets for New York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks
The New York Jets‘ playoff hopes are hanging by a thread as they head to Seattle for an intriguing Week 17 matchup. Both teams have been slumping lately as New York has lost five of its last six games, including four in a row, while Seattle has also lost five of its last six games after starting the season 6-3. With both teams in desperate need of a win, this should be an exciting contest.
Let’s take a look at our best prop bets for Jets vs. Seahawks.
All odds via Caesars Sportsbook
Mike White passing yards: Over 250.5
This Jets team just responds to Mike White. Even as a fan, it is hard not to get behind a guy like White. He was a late-round draft pick and career backup but is now finally getting a chance to start, where I think he is playing pretty well.
In White’s three starts, the Jets are averaging 302.3 passing yards per game and 420.3 total yards per game. It is a small sample size for White, but in the 12 games where he did not start, the Jets are only averaging 164.2 passing yards per game and 306.8 total yards per game.
White and the Jets offense are going up against another favorable matchup this week. The Seahawks’ defense gives up the fourth-most yards in the NFL. According to Football Outsiders, Seattle’s defense ranks 26th in overall defense DVOA. The Jets should be able to move the ball through the air and on the ground.
I am expecting Mike White to have another big game passing the ball for New York.
Michael Carter anytime touchdown (+215)
Michael Carter is having a down year compared to his rookie season. When Breece Hall went down, I thought Carter would be able to fill in adequately and handle most of the touches out of the backfield. Unfortunately, he has not been able to gain any momentum, but I think he finishes the season strong.
The Seattle Seahawks are giving up 155.5 rushing yards per game on defense which ranks 31st in the NFL. For an offense that has been struggling in the red zone in recent weeks, this could be a perfect game to use the rushing attack more in that area. This should give Carter touches in the red zone and plenty of chances to score a touchdown.
Zonovan Knight has been getting most of the touches, but Carter is primed to get a larger chunk of them by the goal line. He is not a big bruiser running back, but has shown he can get into the endzone, such as in Week 5 against Miami when he powered in for two goal-line rushing touchdowns.
I anticipate Carter to have a nice game and find the endzone in Seattle.