New York Jets at New England Patriots - 12/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Jets (4-11) at New England Patriots (10-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Gillette Stadium)
The Line: New England Patriots -14 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Jets and the New England Patriots will meet up in Week 17 NFL action on Sunday.
The Jets limp into this one at 4-11 on the season. Since their last victory 27-23 versus the Bills, New York has dropped games to the Texans 29-22 and the Packers 44-38.
In the Packers matchup, Jets QB Sam Darnold put up 341 yards and three scores, and Robby Anderson logged 140 yards and a TD through the air. Elijah McGuire led the New York rush with 35 yards and a TD along with a receiving score.
Over on the Patriots’ side, they’re 10-4 this year. New England fell to the Dolphins and the Steelers in consecutive weeks—which is something that just doesn’t happen to this team—but took out Buffalo their last time up.
In the Bills game, Patriots QB Tom Brady logged 126 yards, one TD and two picks, and Sony Michel had 18 carries for 116 and a score. Leading the receivers was Julian Edelman with 70 yards and a TD on six grabs.
The Jets are 16-7-3 ATS in their last 26 in December and 2-5-1 ATS in the last nine overall. New York is 1-4 ATS in the last five following an ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in the last six versus the AFC East.
Meanwhile, the Pats are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 in Week 17 and 5-2 ATS in the last seven versus the AFC East. New England is 37-16-2 ATS in their last 55 home games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 overall.
The Packers game was probably the most exciting Jets outing of the year, and had they not shot themselves in the proverbial foot with penalties and bad play calling, they’d be coming off a win.
As for the Pats, there’s an outside chance that they’ll sneak into the No. 1 seed, but you can expect them to rest some of their vets early here.
I’m going to go with the Jets, who have nothing to play for aside from screwing over a divisional rival--but that's more than enough motivation.