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New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers - 12/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) at New York Jets (4-10)
Date & Time Sunday December 23, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Jets +1 -- Over/Under: 44
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) at New York Jets (4-10)
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The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets meet Sunday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.

The Green Bay Packers could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Green Bay Packers have lost all seven road games this season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,974 yards, 23 touchdowns and two interceptions. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 15 games. Davante Adams and Jimmy Graham have combined for 1,896 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 30 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 106.7 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 728 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 23.6 points and 349.6 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 122 tackles, Kyler Fackrell has eight sacks and Bashaud Breeland has two interceptions.

The New York Jets could also use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The New York Jets have lost their last four home games. Sam Darnold is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 2,357 yards, 14 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Josh McCown and Darnold have combined for 15 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions this season. Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa have combined for 1,037 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Chris Herndon has 32 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 105.1 yards per contest, and Isaiah Crowell leads the way with 685 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 25.6 points and 369.4 yards per game. Avery Williamson leads the New York Jets with 107 tackles, Jordan Jenkins has seven sacks and Trumaine Johnson has four interceptions.

The Packers are 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Packers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Jets last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Packers last 8 games overall.

The Green Bay Packers have yet to win a road game this season and the offense continues to stumble, scoring 17 points in four of their last seven games. The New York Jets have had an extra day to prepare for this game after playing last Saturday, and they're looking for their first home victory since their week 6 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Green Bay Packers have split their last 12 games ATS when a favorite of any kind. The New York Jets are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games when an underdog of any kind. The Packers should be the favorites based on the fact they have Aaron Rodgers, but we're not seeing much improvement from them week to week and at this point it's better off they don't win in hopes of landing a better draft pick. The New York Jets are a young squad that may be losing games, but they compete and play hard. We saw the Jets take a good Houston Texans team down to the wire last week, and they did the same on the road against the Tennessee Titans. The Jets haven't checked out. You want the teams that are still playing hard this time of year. I'll take the Jets at home in this toss-up. 

Pick:
New York Jets +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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