Football odds value was high last week as the Jets got the money in a stunning upset payoff with the NFL betting odds at New England as they dominated the Patriots.
The New York Jets will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers with a start time on Sunday of 6:35 PM ET and a telecast on CBS. Sports Gambling opened with the Jets as a 3 point dog and with a total of 38.5.
The Jets have beaten the NFL lines in both of their playoff games to reach this Championship Game at Pittsburgh. In the wild card round they rallied in the final seconds to beat the Indianapolis Colts 17-16 as 1 point road dogs as the game went under the total of 44.
In their second game last week in the Divisional Playoffs they scored a 28-21 win at the New England Patriots as 9.5 point road dogs as the game went over the total of 45.
Much maligned quarterback Mark Sanchez has excelled in the playoffs as the man with the most post season wins over center in the history of the Jets, which includes Super Bowl winner Joe Namath. In last week’s payout with the football betting lines at New England, Sanchez passed for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns as he finished with a QB rating of 127.3, which was far above his seasonal rating of 75.2.
Sanchez has shown remarkable cool and poise in championship game action as he did last year when the Jets were an upstart and surprise challenger that nearly made the Super Bowl.
The big asset the Jets will have with the conference championship odds is their defense, which is built in the image of head coach Rex Ryan, who was the best defensive coordinator in the game at Baltimore before taking over as head coach of the Jets in 2009. The Jets ranked 3rd overall in the NFL for total defense and 6th for points allowed this year.