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New England Patriots at New York Jets - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New England Patriots (3-2) at New York Jets (3-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Jets +9.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

Over at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets will be meeting up in Week 6 NFL action. 

The Patriots enter this game at 3-2 so far, with two losses versus the Chiefs and Panthers along with wins over the Saints, Texans and Buccaneers. In that Tampa game, New England QB Tom Brady went 30-of-40 for 303 yards, a TD and a pick, while Brandin Cooks was the lead receiver on five catches for 85 yards. 

New England Patriots at New York Jets - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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So far this year, Brady has 1702 yards, 11 touchdowns and one INT, while Mike Gillislee is the Pats’ leading rusher on 69 carries for 246 yards and a TD. Cooks is the top New England receiver with 379 yards and two scores on 18 catches and 32 targets. 

Over on the Jets’ side, they’re sitting at 3-2 as well, with losses to Buffalo and Oakland before three straight wins over the Dolphins, Jaguars and Browns. In that Cleveland game, Jets QB Josh McCown posted 194 yards on 23-of-30 passing for two scores and a pick. Jeremy Kerley was the high New York receiver on four catches for 39 yards. 

On the season, McCown has 1020 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions; Bilal Powell leads the Jets on 51 rushes for 240 yards and two scores. Jermaine Kearse is New York’s top receiver so far with 22 catches on 29 targets for 220 yards and three TDs. 

The Patriots are 10-1 ATS in the last 11 road games and 7-1 ATS in the last eight games following an ATS win. New England is also 7-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 versus the AFC. 

Meanwhile, the Jets are 4-0 ATS in the last four games in October and 5-0 ATS in the last five home games versus a team with a winning read record. The under is 4-0 in the Jets’ last four versus the AFC East and 5-2 in New York’s last seven versus the AFC. 

Both these teams are surprising this year with their 3-2 records, each for different reasons. The Jets have won by just three points in each of their last two games, to the mediocre Jags and the bad Browns. New England has had some issues with their defense this year, as that squad has given up at least 33 points in three of five games this year. I don’t doubt that New England will win this game, but with the rather thick line I think the Jets can stick around here. I’ll take New York for the cover.

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