Football betting fans were impressed with the Jets last week as they had a dominant win against the football odds while New England barely escaped in a thrilling comeback win. The New England Patriots never came close to covering the 13-point football betting spread in last Monday’s 25-24 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.
The Patriots were down 13-24 with under 6 minutes to go but got a quick touchdown and then recovered a Buffalo fumble on the ensuing kickoff and followed that up with another TD to make the most of their luck.
The game went over the football odds total of 47.5. New England quarterback Tom Brady had an impressive football betting opener as he was 39-53 for 378 yards with those 2 late touchdown passes at the end. Randy Moss picked up where he left off two years ago as Brady’s favorite receiver as he caught 12 passes for 141 yards.
The New York Jets are coming off an impressive 24-7 win at Houston as 4.5-point road dogs as the game went under the football betting total of 44.5. Rookie Mark Sanchez had an impressive opener as he went 18-31 for 272 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Jets ground attack was as good as advertised as New York accumulated 190 yards on 42 attempts. Thomas Jones led all rushers with 107 yards on 20 carries with 2 TD’s. The Jets’ opening day football betting payoff has caused many gamblers to give them a serious second look.
The Patriots have been one of the top money makers in football betting through the years and have gone 36-15 against the spread in road action, and 36-17 against the line in AFC east action.
New England has, however, gone just 5-12 against the football betting board when coming off a straight up win. In this head to head series the Patriots have dominated the football betting board with 10 payoffs in their last 11 visits to New York. The series favorite has gone 8-3 against the spread and the visitor has covered 21 of the last 28.