New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Free NFL Picks & Week 2 Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/13/2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The New York Jets take on the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42. This season the Jets are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Bills have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick finished with 189 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Jets were led in rushing by Matt Forte, who finished with 96 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Forte was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 340 yards for the game. The Jets ran for 152 yards on 30 attempts.
Tyrod Taylor finished with 111 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 15 passes out of 22 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Bills were led in rushing by LeSean McCoy, who finished with 58 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Sammy Watkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Buffalo got a total of 11 first downs in that game. 5 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 48 total plays for 160 yards for the game. The Bills ran for 65 yards on 24 attempts.
New York scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 188 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 24th in the league. The Jets run for an average of 152 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 340 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Jets average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the NFL. They accumulate 95 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 13th in the league.
New York allows 324 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 23 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 77%. The Jets allow 57 rushing yards per game on 19 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 4th in the NFL. New York allows 381 total yards per game including 6.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 23rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1 turnover per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 44 yards per game, ranking them 10th among NFL teams.
Buffalo averages 7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 22 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 95 yards through the air per game, ranking them 32nd. The Bills run for an average of 65 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 48 plays per game and average 3.3 yards per play for a total of 160 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the league on offense. The Bills get an average of 11 first downs per game, which ranks 31st. They average 89 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 9th in the NFL.
Buffalo allows an average of 225 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 13th in the league. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 6th. They give up 23 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Bills allow 83 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 12th in the NFL. Buffalo allows 308 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 9th in the league. They force 1 turnover per contest and 6 penalties for 35 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 CB Darryl Roberts Foot "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo
09/11/16 LB Jordan Jenkins Calf "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo
09/11/16 DT Sheldon Richardson Suspension "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo
08/28/16 WR Devin Smith ACL PUP
09/13/16 T Cordy Glenn Ankle "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/13/16 TE Jim Dray Ankle "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/12/16 DT Jerel Worthy Knee "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/12/16 WR Sammy Watkins Foot "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/11/16 S Colt Anderson Foot "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/11/16 RB Jonathan Williams Ribs "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/11/16 CB Kevon Seymour Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. NY Jets
09/09/16 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 TE Chris Gragg Knee IR
09/02/16 LB IK Enemkpali Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Reggie Ragland Knee out for season
08/31/16 DE Shaq Lawson Shoulder PUP
08/31/16 WR Kolby Listenbee Groin PUP
08/31/16 WR Marcus Easley Knee PUP
08/16/16 DT Marcell Dareus Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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