NFL betting odds expectations have been high for both teams as they have been bitter rivals in the AFC East with the Patriots having the better of it with the NFL betting lines in 2010.
CBS will televise the AFC Divisional Playoff of the New York Jets at New England Patriots with a start time of 4:35 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with the Patriots as a 9 point favorite and with a total of 45.
The Jets are coming of a thrilling comeback win in the final seconds at Indianapolis last week as they scored a 17-16 payout with a field goal at the gun in to win the wild card round. The Jets have a record of 11-5 straight up and 9-7 with the football betting odds as 12 of their games have gone over the total.
The Jets covered 5 of 8 road games this year with all 8 games going over the total. Defense is what makes the Jets fly as they ranked 3rd overall in the NFL and 6th for points allowed. Jets coach Rex Ryan has tried to take the pressure off of his team for this game saying that it is his job to out due Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who Ryan acknowledges as the best in the game.
New England had a bye from the playoffs last week as the top seed and AFC East champion with a record of 14-2 straight up and 10-5-1 with the football betting lines. The Patriots went over the total 13 times. Tom Brady had a lights out season with 3800 yards and deadly accuracy with near zero mistakes.
The offense was the highest scoring unit in the NFL while the defense improved greatly in the stretch run and finished 8th for points allowed. Benjarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 1008 yards to balance the attack.
The home team got the money in both of the regular season meetings between the teams but this could be a near dead even matchup with the divisional playoff odds as the Jets seemed to regain their swagger with the comeback win over the Colts as Mark Sanchez showed that he can rally a team to victory as QB.