Football gambling expectations remain high for the New York Jets as they remain one of the top NFL betting contenders in the AFC and a leading choice to make the Super Bowl.
The New York Jets will host the Houston Texans on Sunday in a key AFC matchup that will be telecast on CBS with a start time of 1:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with the Jets as a 7 point favorite and with an over/under of 45.
After a promising start in which their dream of a first ever playoff berth seemed likely the Houston Texans are on the verge of collapse as they now have a record of 4-5 straight up and 3-6 with the NFL gambling odds as 6 of their games have gone over the total.
The Texans are riding a 3 game losing streak and are now dead last in the AFC South. Defense is the killer for Houston as they rank 31st in the NFL for points allowed and it was the defense that allowed a “Hail Mary” pass for a touchdown on the game’s final play in a 34-21 heartbreaker at Jacksonville last week.
Matt Schaub has not been in the same form as last year at quarterback and that has not helped either.
The New York Jets have a record of 7-2 straight up and 6-3 with the NFL gambling lines after their 26-20 overtime escape payout at Cleveland last week, which was their second consecutive overtime road win. The Jets have gone over the total in 7 of their 9 games including the past two weeks.
New York is riding a 2 game winning streak and is tied for first place in the AFC East with New England. Head coach Rex Ryan’s rock ribbed defense ranks 3rd in the NFL for points allowed while the running attack ranks 4th in the NFL led by veteran LaDainian Tomlinson, who has 648 yards.
Mark Sanchez has cut down on his rookie mistakes at quarterback and while he is not spectacular he has come up clutch when needed.
The Jets have paid out in 4 consecutive football gambling matchups against the Texans and the series has gone under 4 straight times.