|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines action will include an AFC matchup of NFL betting wild card playoff contenders that cannot afford another loss as Jacksonville is at the NY Jets. NFL betting lines success has been up and down on both teams so far this season as they are 4-4 straight up and inconsistent NFL betting commodities.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a NFL betting lines record of 4-4 straight up and 3-5 against the NFL betting spread. Last week the Jaguars barely got by the Kansas City Chiefs 24-21 but failed to cover the NFL football betting board as 7-point home favorites. The Jaguars have now lost 4 consecutive games with the NFL betting lines. Jacksonville is 2-2 against the spread on the road with 3 out of those 4 games going under the NFL betting lines total.
The New York Jets have a 4-4 mark both straight up and with the NFL betting lines. The Jets have gone 1-4 both straight up and against the spread, however, after a 3-0 start to the season. The Jets are coming off their bye week which followed a 25-30 home loss to the Miami Dolphins as 3.5-point home favorites. The Jets are 2-2 against the spread at home and 2-2 at home with over/unders.
Jacksonville has had surprisingly good offense as they rank 9th in total yards but a disappointing 21st in scoring. Their defense has been a weakness with the NFL betting lines as it ranks 24th in points allowed.
The Jets defense is one of the best with the NFL betting lines as it ranks 4th in points permitted but the offense ranks 18th in scoring. Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio is pleased with the progress of his team with the NFL betting lines after last year’s disastrous 5-11 straight up season.
“We took a very aggressive approach in terms of purging our roster and looking to have the right kind of guys back,” said Del Rio. “We’ve got the right kind of guys here that are working hard and they’re committed. I expect us to get better as the year unfolds.”
Del Rio is excited to play the Jets with so much at stake. “We both need to get above .500,” said Del Rio. “It ought to make for a real exciting afternoon of football.” Jacksonville has paid out gamblers 5 consecutive times against the Jets.