Two teams going in opposite directions meet on Sunday afternoon, as the Denver Broncos travel to the Northeast to take on the New York Jets. Gametime at MetLife Stadium is 1:00 PM ET.
The Broncos are 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS so far this season. They are 0-1 on the road, and 2 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 2 going UNDER. They are coming off of a 41-20 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals, where they won against the spread as 8 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 47 point line set by the NFL oddsmakers in that matchup.
The quarterback-less Jets are 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS overall this year. They are 1-2 at home, and 2 of their games have gone OVER, with 3 games going UNDER the totals line. They are coming off of a 31-0 shutout loss to the San Diego Chargers, where they lost against the spread as 7 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 44 ½ point line for that game.
Denver is 5-1 ATS on the road against teams with a losing record at home, and 5-11 ATS in October. They are 1-4 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 0-4 ATS coming off of a SU win.
New York is 0-4 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 0-3-1 ATS coming off of a loss against the spread. They are 0-4-1 ATS overall recently, and 2-5 ATS when playing on fieldturf.
Between these teams, the underdog is 5-2 ATS recently, which should give Jets fans as much hope as they can expect this season.
They last met in November 2011, before the Peyton Manning era in Denver and the Geno Smith era in New York. The Broncos won that game 17-13 on a memorable fourth quarter Tim Tebow touchdown run, and Denver covered the spread as 6 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 39 ½ point line in that game.
For Sunday afternoon's matchup, the Broncos are listed as 8 point road favorites. The total is set at 47 ½ points. Denver is listed as -420 on the moneyline, with the Jets a +125.
Our thoughts on this one: while it's clearly not an upset in the making, the Jets may play with enough pride after their shutout loss to keep the game close enough to cover the spread. On the other hand, it's the Jets, so one shutout may not be enough.