Free NFL Prediction: Jets vs Steelers Odds
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(1-3) New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)
Date: Sunday, October 9th
Time: 1:05 PM
Venue: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
ATS Betting Lines: Pittsburgh Steelers -7.0
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 48.5
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In an attempt to recover from his 6 interception game, Ryan Fitzpatrick had to face the Seattle Seahawks and responded with 3 interceptions.
Fitzpatrick may be one bad game away from losing his starting position and he’ll have to head to Pittsburgh who is coming off their blowout of Kansas City.
The Steelers offense wanted to average 30 points per game coming into this season and now have the weapons back in place to do it with the return of Le’Veon Bell.
New York Jets
The brutal schedule stretch for the Jets continues this week with Pittsburgh. In a span of five weeks, the Jets will end up playing Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Arizona, and Baltimore.
0-5 in that stretch is not out of the question but that would pretty much finish the Jets playoff hopes.
This is a virtually a must-win for the Jets if they want to compete in the AFC for a playoff spot.
The Jets defense has been doing its best considering the position Fitzpatrick has been putting them in.
The Jets have the 7th best third down defense but only 2 takeaways. The offense has turned the ball over 13 times and the -11 turnover differential is worst in the NFL.
Given that differential, they still managed to be within reach in the 4th quarter of all of their games. So, the performance outside of Fitzpatrick has been pretty good.
While Geno Smith has struggled in his time in the NFL, he certainly could provide a spark if Fitzpatrick continues these struggles. I imagine Todd Bowles will move onto the hot seat if he lets Fitzpatrick could go out and continue to lose games for the Jets.
As of now, Fitzpatrick is still in line to start this week but he likely is playing for his job. That type of pressure won’t necessarily be good but the Jets defense will also have their hands full.
The Steelers offense is very powerful and started rolling last week so Fitzpatrick will need to be much improved to keep up.
The return of Bell went as smoothly as anyone could have imagined as the offense utilized him to the fullest extent.
Bell carried the ball 18 times for 144 yards and caught 5 passes for 34 yards as well.
The Steelers moved him all over the formation – lining him up as a receiver with DeAngelo Williams in the backfield multiple times.
Roethlisberger had his best game of the year and Antonio Brown only caught 4 passes but 2 of them were for touchdowns.
The momentum of that offense is scary for any opposing team but the Steelers are aware that could shut off at any time as it did in Philadelphia in Week 3.
The jolt that the Eagles put into the Steelers could prove to be exactly what they needed this season.
They are going to be way less likely to overlook anyone going forward – even the Jets who are struggling mightily and are running out of time on this season.
The Steelers offense has so many weapons that they should be able to navigate the tough Jets defense. The difference, however, will be if the Steelers defense forces turnovers.
If Fitz continues to turn the ball over as he has, the Steelers offense will have enough chances to win in a blowout.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Jets are 8-11 ATS in their last 19 games following a SU loss.
- Steelers are 9-6 ATS in their last 15 games as a home favorite.
- Steelers are 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12 games as the favorite.
- Under is 10-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 13 games following a SU win.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Steelers -7.0
While Fitzpatrick has a bunch of weapons and should improve from his start to this season, pressure is starting to mount for him.
He is one bad game away from losing his job and expecting him to return to last season’s form is definitely not likely.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 31 – NY Jets 16
The Steelers offense should continue to roll from last week’s momentum and the Jets offensive struggles aren’t likely to pull a full reverse from one week to the next.
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