New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
New Era Field
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The New York Jets head to New Era Field to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 40.
The Jets are 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5-0. The Bills are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0.
Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 4-8-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 5-7-0 against the spread
Key New York Jets Injuries
12/03/18 QB Sam Darnold Foot is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Buffalo
12/02/18 S Marcus Maye Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
12/02/18 RB Trenton Cannon Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
11/29/18 G James Carpenter Shoulder IR
10/24/18 RB Bilal Powell Neck IR
10/24/18 S Doug Middleton Pectoral IR
10/19/18 CB Buster Skrine Concussion is out indefinitely
10/03/18 LB Josh Martin Head IR
09/26/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Ankle IR
08/15/18 T Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
08/03/18 S Rontez Miles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
12/04/18 C Russell Bodine Fibula is out for season
12/02/18 G John Miller Oblique is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
12/02/18 QB Derek Anderson Concussion is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
11/01/18 RB Taiwan Jones Neck IR
09/04/18 P Cory Carter ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 243. They have run 733 plays this year for 3,605 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets average 4.9 yards per play, which is 19th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 186 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,296 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 307 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 78 times for 593 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the NFL in penalties. Josh McCown has passed for 539 yards this year. He's completed 60 throws while attempting 109 passes for a completion percentage of 55%. His quarterback rating this season is 56.3. He averages 9 yards per completion and 4.9 yards per pass attempt.
New York is 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 307. They have given up a total of 4,517 yards on D, which is 25th in the league. The Jets are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 266 throws on 429 attempts against the New York Jets defense this season, ranking them 11th and 21st in the league. The New York pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,977 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 342 attempts for 1,540 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. The Jets have had 69 penalties for 611 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.8% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 290 punt return yards and are averaging 15.3 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 78 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 675 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 25 yards per kick return and have a long of 59 yards this season. They are 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,734. The New York Jets have tried 30 field goals this season and made 28, which is 18th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 93.3%. New York Jets kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,033 yards on 66 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 1,453 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 349 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 100 times for 872 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 178. They have run 754 plays this season for 3,428 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Bills average 4.5 yards per play, which is 27th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Allen averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion. He has completed 101 passes on 191 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His quarterback rating is 66.3. He has thrown for 1,223 yards this season.
The Bills rush defense has allowed 314 attempts for 1,284 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. Buffalo has committed 79 penalties for 718 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the league. They are 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 293. They have surrendered a total of 3,530 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 17th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 243 passes on 381 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, placing them 30th and 29th in the National Football League. The Bills pass defense has also given up a total of 2,246 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 17, which is 14th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89.5%. Buffalo kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,888 yards on 66 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo is ranked 31st in the league in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 163 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 10th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 31 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 561 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 22.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 49 yards this year. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,408.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills -3.5
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