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Football Betting - Jets at Colts

Football betting handicappers had the New York Jets pegged as one of the football gambling favorites to win the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl last August.
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Football betting expectations are not quite as high for the Jets even though they do enter the playoffs with some momentum and one of the top defenses in football gambling.

The Indianapolis Colts will host the New York Jets in a wild card AFC playoff matchup that will be telecast on NBC with a start time of 8 PM ET.  Sports Gambling opened with Indianapolis as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 44.5.

The Colts and Jets met in the AFC championship game last year as Indianapolis rallied from a 17-6 deficit to win the game 30-17 and score the payout as 8 point home favorites with the game going over the total of 40.  The two teams did not play this season.

The Jets have a NFL betting record of 11-5 straight up and 9-7 against the spread with 12 of their games going over the total.  The Jets finished 2nd in the AFC East behind the New England Patriots.  New York lost 3 of their final 5 games as quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled but the Jets are coming off a 38-7 home payout over Buffalo in their season finale last week.

The Jets have the 3rd ranked overall defense and ranked 6th for points allowed.  They have a strong running game that finished 4th in the NFL but the passing attack ranked 22nd.

Indianapolis has a NFL gambling record of 10-6 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread with just 5 of their games going under the total.  The Colts won their final 4 games of the season that followed a bad 3 game losing streak.  Indianapolis enters wild card weekend betting action with momentum as they scored a 23-20 home win over Tennessee last week to clinch the AFC South Division.

The Colts are something of a one man team in that quarterback Peyton Manning has to carry them as they ranked 29th overall in rushing and have one of the worst defenses in the playoffs with a rank of 20th overall and 23rd for points allowed.  But with Manning they have one of the absolute key assets in all of football betting and are never out of a game with him over center.