New York Jets at New Orleans Saints Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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The New York Jets travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 15.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47. The Jets have an ATS record of 7-5-1 while their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 7-6-0 and they are 8-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 7-5-1 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 8-5-0 against the spread
Key New York Jets Injuries
12/11/17 QB Bryce Petty None has been named the starter Sunday vs New Orleans
12/11/17 QB Josh McCown Hand is out for season
12/10/17 LB Bruce Carter Groin is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/10/17 WR Jeremy Kerley Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs New Orleans
12/10/17 RB Elijah McGuire Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
12/10/17 LS Thomas Hennessy Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
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 Orleans Saints Injuries
12/10/17 RB Alvin Kamara Concussion is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/10/17 C Senio Kelemete Concussion is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/10/17 WR Ted Ginn, Jr. Ribs is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/10/17 DE Trey Hendrickson Ankle is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/08/17 DT David Parry Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return for 2018 season)
12/07/17 T Andrus Peat Groin is "?"
12/07/17 DL David Onyemata Undisclosed injured last game, is "?"
12/07/17 S Kenny Vaccaro Groin injured last game, is "?"
12/02/17 TE Coby Fleener Concussion IR
11/20/17 DE Alex Okafor Achilles is out for season
11/13/17 RB Daniel Lasco Back IR
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 20th in the NFL in points scored with 266. They have run 796 plays this season for 4,048 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Jets average 5.1 yards per play, which is 19th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,341 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 350 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 97 times for 867 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the league in penalties. Bryce Petty has thrown for 14 yards this season. He has completed 2 passes on 9 attempts for a completion percentage of 22.2%. His quarterback rating is 39.6. He averages 1.6 yards per pass attempt and 7 yards per completion.
New York is 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 311. They have surrendered a total of 4,515 yards on D, which is 21st in the NFL. The Jets are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 262 passes on 442 attempts against the New York Jets defense this season, placing them 7th and 16th in the National Football League. The New York pass defense has also given up a total of 2,995 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 370 attempts for 1,520 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. The Jets have committed 94 penalties for 760 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.2% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York is ranked 13th in the league in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 137 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 31st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 517 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 20.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this year. They are 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,966. The New York Jets have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 21, which is 18th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84.0%. New York Jets kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,317 yards on 71 punts, averaging 46.7 yards per punt. That places them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 1,761 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in the league. They've run 359 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 87 times for 807 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They are 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 370. They have run 818 plays this year for 5,209 yards, which ranks them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6.4 yards per play, which is 1st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 276 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 317 throws while attempting 442 passes for a completion percentage of 71.7%. He has passed for 3,569 yards this year. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 104.2.
The Saints rush defense has given up 330 attempts for 1,486 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 88 penalties for 694 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the NFL. New Orleans is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 263. They have given up a total of 4,304 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Saints are 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 17th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 260 throws on 428 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 6th and 10th in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,818 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Orleans Saints have tried 31 field goals this season and made 26, which is 11th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.9%. New Orleans kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 38 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,182 yards on 46 punts, averaging 47.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NFL in punting average. New Orleans is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and are averaging 6.1 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 551 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 20.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 4th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,027.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +15.5
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