The New York Jets (7-6) play the Detroit Lions (6-7) on Sunday, 18 at 13:00 at MetLife Stadium. Having won seven of their 13 games, the New York Jets are in third place in the AFC East and have collected one more wins than the Detroit Lions, who are second in the NFC North ahead of this matchup. The New York Jets are favorites, but the Detroit Lions won’t go down easy. The visitors look up for a fight as they plot to beat the oddsmakers at their own game and bag a crucial win at the MetLife Stadium.
Form New York Jets
The New York Jets fell to back-to-back defeats last week when the Buffalo Bills beat them 20-12. The hosts are now 6-4 in their past 10 games overall and 3-2 in the last five at home.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the home offense in terms of points scored. In the last five matches, the New York Jets have only put up 17.6 points on average which is way below their season average of 20.3 points. Surrendering 18.7 points per game leaves the New York Jets’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
Unsurprisingly, the New York Jets are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the home side to go far, and given their 7-6 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Form Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions have grabbed an impressive five wins from their six most recent matchups. The away side’s most recent game ended in a 34-23 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings.
A strong offense has been a highlight for the Detroit Lions this season. The unit ranks fifth in the NFL’s offensive ladder with 26.8 points per game and has put up 32.2 points in the last five matches alone. On the other side of the ball, the defense has seen an improvement after allowing 22.6 points in the previous five outings, which is an improvement on the 26.7 points they’ve allowed on average this season.
2021 was a year to forget for the Detroit Lions. The visitors failed to reach the playoffs, having finished fourth in the NFC North at 3-13, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 6-7 so far in the current campaign.
Having lost their previous two matches against the Detroit Lions, the New York Jets finally got one over their coming visitors in their most recent meeting. The hosts triumphed in a 48-17 win and aim to build on that success. That said, they’ve only won one of their past five matchups in this series, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
In their last seven head-to-head games, the New York Jets managed 20.71 points on average per game, while the Detroit Lions put 21.43 points on board.
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Take the New York Jets to win (1.87) outright on the moneyline.
Picking the New York Jets is a no-brainer in our eyes. The oddsmakers rate their chances of success on Sunday at 54%, and given their decent run of form at home, it’s easy to see why. The 7-6 hosts have won three of their last five matches at the MetLife Stadium, leaving their home record for the season at 3-3 SU. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, are 9-13 in their last 22 encounters with NFC teams.
Place your bets on the New York Jets -1.0 (1.95) for this game.
The New York Jets are favored by 1 point over the Detroit Lions, according to oddsmakers. This suggests that the game will likely be close and could go either way. The seven most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 12.4 points.
It’s been nip and tuck as far as the New York Jets’ recent home record against the Detroit Lions is concerned. Both teams have a 50% win rate from their past two matchups at the MetLife Stadium, with an average points margin of 7.0 points between them. In their previous ten games, the New York Jets went 7-3 ATS overall and 5-3 ATS in the last eight games at home.
The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have covered the spread in six of their last seven games. The visitors are 4-3 ATS from their seven most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Total over 47.5 (1.91) is the right play for this match.
Judging by a points average of 42.14 points from the last seven matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the New York Jets and Detroit Lions.
The two squads have averaged 39.4 points over their past five meetings in the NFL, but the total has been set at 47.5 for Sunday’s matchup at the MetLife Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have seen an average of 44.2 points in their past five road games and 50.8 points in their last five contests in all. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the Detroit Lions’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC East.
The total has averaged 37.4 points in the New York Jets’ ten most recent games, as well as 42.6 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the total has gone under in seven of the New York Jets’ past 11 matchups against teams from the NFC North.