NFL football gambling hype was high for the New York Jets in the preseason and they have proven their worth as a true betting on NFL football contender in the playoffs.
The New York Jets will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday with a starting time of 6:35 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Pittsburgh as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 38.5. The game will be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The New York Jets have recovered after a tough football betting stretch in December in which they lost 3 out of 4 games both straight up and against the spread. The Jets have scored playoff payouts at Indianapolis in the wild card round and at New England in the divisional round last week.
Coach Rex Ryan may talk loud and proud but his team follows and they are in the AFC Championship Game for the second consecutive season. The Jets defense is one of the best as it ranked 3rd overall in the NFL and last week it completely frustrated the Patriots as the New England offense never found a rhythm and was out of sorts the entire day.
Meanwhile quarterback Mark Sanchez is proving to be a clutch performer in the style of Jets Hall of Famer Joe Namath. His 7 yard TD pass last week to Santonio Holmes was perfectly placed and proved to be a football gambling backbreaker.
Pittsburgh has plenty of their own momentum heading into this conference championship gambling matchup. The Steelers have paid out in 5 of their last 6 games including 3 straight and are coming off a 31-24 home payout over Baltimore in the divisional playoffs.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has emerged as a more mature and efficient leader that is less prone to mistakes while the defense ranks best in pro football for points allowed. Rashard Mendenhall keeps opposing defenses honest as a top shelf running back.
The key to this NFL football gambling matchup will be mistakes as the team that forces them while not making their own will likely be feeling “Super” at the final gun. The Jets beat Pittsburgh 22-17 as 3.5 point road dogs on December 19.