Free Week 16 Prediction: Jaguars vs. Jets NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 16
(2-12) Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets (3-11)
Date: Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Week 16 ATS Betting Lines: Jets -2.5(Bet Now!)
NFL Week 16 Moneyline Odds: Jaguars +120| Jets -140
NFL Week 16 NFL Betting Total: 41.5
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The Jaguars didn’t use the firing of Urban Meyer as motivation last week, losing to the Texans for the second time this season 30-16. With that loss and an unlikely win by Detroit, Jacksonville is now in the driver’s seat for a second straight #1 draft pick.
Jacksonville will be hiring a coach for the second straight offseason so there’s no real point in building momentum to wind down the year. New York though will likely stick with Robert Saleh next season so this win means more for the Jets for morale purposes.
Houston has won three games this season, two of them have come against Jacksonville. The Jaguars were at home last week, trying to build momentum off of the Meyer firing, and still dropped a game to the lowly Texans. That doesn’t exude a lot of confidence for the visit to MetLife Stadium.
Perhaps the worst thing about last week’s defeat is that #1 pick Trevor Lawrence was outplayed by Houston’s Davis Mills, who went in the 3rd round (pick 67). Lawrence was 22/38 for 210 yards with 0 TD and 0 INT, while Mills went 19/30 for 209 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT.
Make no mistake Lawrence still has upside, but it would have been nice for the Jaguars to see some sort of offensive progression this season. Jacksonville has now scored two total TDs over the last three games, both 1-yard runs.
On the bright side Lawrence didn’t have an interception last week after throwing four the previous game vs. the Rams. James Robinson still ran the ball 18 times for just 75 yards against a Houston defense that gave up 193 on 29 carries the week prior against Seattle.
New York Jets
The Jets are in a great spot to get their 4th win of the season because Jacksonville is that bad. New York played well last week taking a 17-10 halftime lead over a streaking Miami team, but Tua Tagovailoa got hot as the Dolphins pulled out a 24-17 win, their 6th straight.
Sunday marks another chance for Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence to square off with a fellow rookie signal caller in the Jet’s Zach Wilson. These two don’t quite have the #1/#2 draft pick connection like Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf back in the day, but it’s still an interesting matchup.
Tagovailoa finished just 16/27 for 196 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT, so in reality Saleh didn’t do a horrible job of game planning against the young QB. He’ll really get a chance to dial something up against Lawrence, who leads the NFL with 14 INTs.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Jaguars are 0-5 ATS last 5 overall
- Jaguars are 0-6 ATS last 6 in December
- UNDER is 5-0 Jaguars last 5 road games
- UNDER is 8-1 in Jaguars last 9 overall
- Jets are 4-11 ATS last 15 overall
- Jets are 1-6 ATS last 7 as a favorite
4* Free Week 16 NFL Betting Prediction: Jets -2.5
If Jacksonville didn’t win last week, they likely won’t the rest of the season. It’s true it could take a week or two to get familiar with Darrell Bevell as head coach taking over for Meyer, but really what is the incentive to get a victory when you currently have a lock on the #1 pick?
The Jaguars haven’t scored 20+ points since week 6, hard to see them doing that here.
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