The Best Gambling Opportunities for the New York Jets Vs. Denver Broncos Week 3 Matchup
At first glance, the Jets’ week three matchup with the Broncos seems to be a mismatch. The Jets laid an egg last week against the Patriots. The Broncos appear to be a halfway decent team in spite of the fact that Teddy checkdown Bridgewater is under center. The Broncos are 10.5 point favorites in this matchup. The game’s over/under is a surprisingly high 41.5 points. These are two woefully inept offenses. ESPN’s prediction tool indicates the Broncos have about a 75% chance of winning this game. Let’s take a look at what might transpire on the gridiron at Mile High.
Injuries of Note
Jets’ wide receiver Jamison Crowder is doubtful for the game. Running back Tevin Coleman is out. Defensive end John Franklin-Myers is questionable. Broncos’ defensive tackle Mike Purcell is questionable. Denver guard Graham Glasgow is also a 50/50 chance to play on Sunday. Broncos’ wide receivers Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton were late additions to the injury report on Thursday.
The Over/Under of 41.5
The Broncos are allowing an average of 13 points per game. The Jets are letting up 22 points per game. Add these totals together and you have 35 points. The over/under for the game is 41.5 points. The Broncos’ two-headed monster at the running back position of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams should chew up the clock all afternoon. Bridgewater will likely to struggle to move the ball downfield as his wide receiving corps is banged up. This game is likely to go under the pint total of 41.5 points.
The Point Spread: Jets +10.5
Denver is playing at home so the double-digit point spread makes sense. However, the Broncos are likely to lean on their run game as their wideouts are dealing with a plethora of injuries. Teams that primarily run the ball tend to win by slim margins as running is not conducive to lighting up the scoreboard. The Jets’ wide receivers have enough talent to notch a couple scores. Jets’ offensive coordinator Mike Lafleur will learn from last week’s mistakes and get Wilson on the move with bootlegs and play action passing.
This game will likely be much closer than the house assumes. The Jets +10.5 is the play.