New York Jets at New England Patriots Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The New York Jets head to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 16.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Jets are 9-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-7-0. The Patriots are 10-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-8-0.
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Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 9-5-1 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 10-5-0 against the spread
Key New York Jets Injuries
12/24/17 T Brandon Shell Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs New England
12/24/17 G Brian Winters Abdominal is "?" Sunday vs New England
12/24/17 DL Leonard Williams Back left last game, is "?" Sunday vs New England
12/11/17 QB Josh McCown Hand IR
10/31/17 TE Jordan Leggett Knee IR
10/04/17 LB Dylan Donahue Elbow IR
09/27/17 WR Charone Peake Ankle IR
08/30/17 LB Lorenzo Mauldin Back IR
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR
Key New England Patriots Injuries
12/24/17 DL Alan Branch Knee is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/24/17 WR Chris Hogan Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/24/17 RB James White Ankle is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/24/17 LB Kyle Van Noy Calf is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/24/17 RB Rex Burkhead Knee is OUT Sunday vs NY Jets
12/14/17 OL Marcus Cannon Ankle IR
11/27/17 TE Martellus Bennett Hamstring IR
11/27/17 DB Nate Ebner Knee IR
10/26/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Pectoral IR
09/22/17 DT Vincent Valentine Knee IR
09/06/17 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee IR
09/05/17 WR Julian Edelman ACL IR
09/04/17 LB Shea McClellin Undisclosed IR
09/01/17 CB Cyrus Jones ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 292. They have run 925 plays this year for 4,637 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the NFL in total offense. The Jets average 5 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,662 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 408 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 110 times for 951 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the NFL in penalties. Bryce Petty has passed for 312 yards this year. He's completed 36 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 47.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 46.6. He averages 8.7 yards per completion and 4.1 yards per pass attempt.
New York is 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 356. They have given up a total of 5,306 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The Jets are 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 310 throws on 518 attempts against the New York Jets defense this season, ranking them 11th and 17th in the league. The New York pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,566 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 428 attempts for 1,740 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Jets have had 110 penalties for 932 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 36. They've totaled 167 punt return yards and are averaging 4.6 yards per return, which is 31st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 25 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 623 yards on special teams, placing them 16th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this season. They are 27th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,721. The New York Jets have tried 27 field goals this season and made 23, which is 19th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.2%. New York Jets kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 4,054 yards on 87 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 1,742 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They've run 410 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 91 times for 786 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 3rd in the NFL in points scored with 432. They have run 990 plays this season for 5,977 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 6 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 361 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion. He has completed 367 passes on 544 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating is 104.2. He has thrown for 4,387 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 371 attempts for 1,796 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. New England has committed 102 penalties for 951 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.4% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the league. They are 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 290. They have surrendered a total of 5,609 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The New England Patriots are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 348 passes on 554 attempts against the New England defense this season, placing them 28th and 31st in the National Football League. The Patriots pass defense has also given up a total of 3,813 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have attempted 39 field goals this season and made 36, which is 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.3%. New England kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 42 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,176 yards on 50 punts, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. That places them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 239 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 615 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 23.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this year. They are 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,020.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -16.5
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