TNF: New York Jets vs Jacksonville Jaguars 12/22/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars do battle in week 16 NFL Thursday Night Football action at MetLife Stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars have won 4 of their last 6 games. The New York Jets have lost 3 straight games.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost 4 of their last 5 road games. Trevor Lawrence is completing 66 percent of his passes for 3,520 yards, 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Christian Kirk and Zay Jones have combined for 1,730 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while Evan Engram has 61 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 127.2 yards per contest, and Travis Etienne Jr. leads the way with 914 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 23.4 points and 370.7 yards per game. Foyesade Oluokun leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 156 tackles, Dawuane Smoot has 5 sacks and Andre Cisco has 3 interceptions.

The New York Jets have split their last 6 home games. Zach Wilson is completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,596 yards, 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis have combined for 1,426 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Tyler Conklin has 46 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 107.6 yards per contest, and Breece Hall leads the way with 463 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 18.8 points and 305.4 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the New York Jets with 130 tackles, Quinnen Williams has 11 sacks and Lamarcus Joyner has 3 interceptions.

The Jaguars are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 16. The over is 4-0 in Jaguars last 4 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Jets last 9 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

Home dogs on Thursdays have been valuable as it's hard to win on a short week and home field can be that edge that tilts things. However, the Jets are getting little to nothing on the offensive end no matter who plays quarterback, and they're now 23rd in scoring offense. The Jacksonville Jaguars are as hot as they've been all year, and Lawrence is playing his best in his young career. The Jags have scored a combined 76 points in their last 2 games. Yes, the Jets defense is fantastic, but if the Jets' offense can't produce something, it's going to be a long night in East Rutherford. I'll lay the small chalk with the road team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Jacksonville Jaguars -1.5