They will have to make due without the ’08 MVP when they pay a visit to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets (1-0, 1-0 ATS). Kickoff is on Sunday at 4:15 PM, and football betting fans can view the game regionally on CBS. Though the Pats knocked off the Jets twice last season, both teams covered the spread on the other team’s home turf in 2007.
Matt Cassel will get his first career regular season start for the Pats this weekend. In the first week of the NFL season, the former USC QB threw for 152 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Brady knee injury left basically no chance of NFL betting followers that backed the Patriots of covering the lofty 16-point spread per the closing football betting line.
Expect to see a lot more of RB Laurence Maroney in the new-look Pats offense. In 13 games last year, Maroney rushed for 835 yards and six touchdowns. The Brett Favre era kicked off with a bang for the Jets last week in sunny Miami.
They defeated the Dolphins 20-14 behind Favre’s two TD passes, and covered the spread for their football betting aficionados in spite of a late comeback by former New York QB Chad Pennington and the Fins.
Before the start of the season, New York had the NFL betting odds stacked against them to win the AFC East, but with Brady’s injury, the Jets now have better odds than the Pats do to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy; what a difference a key injury makes!
Shockingly, the Jets find themselves as 1.5-point favorites in this AFC East clash (down from -2’.5), with the ‘total’ chiming in at 37 after opening at 39. Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook can handle all of your football betting needs, whether you prefer betting on spreads, ‘totals’, or moneylines.
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