New York Jets vs Buffalo Bills Picks, Odds, Week 17 Predictions 12/29/2019
Game: New York Jets vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -4.5
New Era Field is the site where Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills will play the New York Jets on Sunday. Buffalo opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 37.5. The Jets are 6-9-0 ATS and 7-8-0 when betting on the total. The Bills are 4-11-0 when wagering on the over/under and 10-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the New York Jets played the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned the win by a score of 16-10. Le'Veon Bell paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 72 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he averaged 2.9 yards per carry. Jamison Crowder led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 60 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Jets was Sam Darnold who went 16/26 with 183 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The New York Jets ended up running the ball 32 times and racked up 85 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Jets had a total of 14 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 30 yards. In all, they ran 60 plays for 259 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New York gave up 25 completions on 37 throws for a total of 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. On the ground, the Jets gave up 75 yards on 25 carries which is an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 260 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Saints vs Panthers game.
Jets Improve Their Mark to 6-9 After Win
The Jets head into this game 6-9 for this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 18 points per contest, ranking them 28th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 78 yards on the ground per game which is 15th in the AFC. For total yards, they rank 16th among AFC teams and 32nd in the NFL with 4,097 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Jets currently have a total of 18 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs. They are a low scoring offensive team in the AFC East and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Jets have one of the average defenses in the NFL, allowing 23.5 points per game putting them 11th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jets have allowed 3,543 yards. Teams are completing 62.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.1 yards per try. They have allowed 25 passing TDs and 12 rushing TDs. When talking about rushing yards, New York is allowing 87.9 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the division and 2nd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the conference and 1st in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,171 yards rushing through 15 games.
In their last game, the Buffalo Bills played the New England Patriots and took the defeat by a score of 24-17. Leading the way at QB for the Bills was Josh Allen who went 13/26 with 208 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Devin Singletary led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 46 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per carry. Cole Beasley led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 108 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 15.4 yards per catch for that game. The Buffalo Bills ran the ball a total of 23 times and earned 92 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. On the day, the Bills racked up a total of 14 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 46 yards. For the game, they ran 53 plays which added up to 268 yards. In terms of defense, Buffalo allowed 26 catches on 33 tries totaling 271 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. On the day, they conceded 414 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Bills allowed 143 yards on 34 tries which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Browns and Bengals.
Bills Worsen Their Record to 10-5 After Loss
The Bills head into this matchup 10-5. Buffalo is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 132 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 5th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,981 rushing yards through 15 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Bills average 332 yards per game overall which has them at 24th in the NFL and 10th among AFC teams. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bills are currently ranked 2nd in the AFC East and 23rd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20.5 points per contest.
The Bills are allowing 16.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the AFC East and 2nd in the league. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 246 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 104 yards per game ranking them 11th in the NFL and 3rd in the AFC East. For this season, they have allowed 1,563 yards on the ground and 12 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the NFL. They are giving up 196 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bills sit in 2nd in the conference. They have conceded 14 passing touchdowns this season.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jets +4.5
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