New York Jets vs New England Patriots Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: New York Jets vs New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England -3
Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (2-13) are headed to Gillette Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the New England Patriots (6-9). New England opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 43.
The New York Jets head into this matchup 2-13 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the Cleveland Browns and earned the win by a score of 23-16. Sam Darnold went 16/32 with 175 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Frank Gore paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 48 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Jamison Crowder led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 92 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 13.1 yards per reception for the game. The New York Jets ended up rushing 34 times and totaled 131 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 69 plays which added up to 333 yards. For the contest, the Jets had a total of 18 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 58 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York gave up 28 completions on 53 attempts for a total of 254 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. Against the run, the Jets gave up 45 yards on 18 tries which means they had an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 299 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Jets have earned 4,129 total yards for the season. Offensively they average 104.8 yards rushing ranking them 23rd in the NFL. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, New York has amassed 15 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the New York Jets have an average of 15.3 points per game. The Jets are sitting in 27th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 28.6 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 108.4 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,626 yards via the ground game in 15 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Jets have surrendered 4,171 yards which puts them in 29th in the NFL. In their 15 games, they are conceding 278.1 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 69.0%. For the season, they have allowed 386.5 yards per contest putting them at 25th in the National Football League.
The Patriots head into this game 6-9 for this season. In their last contest they played the Buffalo Bills and took the loss by a score of 38-9. Sony Michel led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 29 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 69 yards on 10 carries which gave him an average of 6.9 yards per run. Jakobi Meyers was the receiving yardage leader by earning 45 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 11.3 yards per reception in the game. Jarrett Stidham went 4/11 with 44 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. The New England Patriots ran the football 24 times and added 145 yards earning them an average of 6.0 yards per carry. For the game, the Patriots totaled 11 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 25 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 48 plays for 201 yards. In terms of defense, New England gave up 30 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 344 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. In the game, they conceded 474 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Patriots gave up 130 yards on 31 tries which is an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Patriots rank 28th in football holding an average of 19.9 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Patriots currently have a total of 2,652 yards through the air along with an average of 176.8 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 30th in football. They are averaging 145.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 2,180 yards for this season. The New England Patriots hold an average of 322.1 yards per outing ranking them 29th out of all teams in the league. The Patriots rank 11th in the National Football League regarding team defense, giving up 22.6 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 132.8 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,992 rushing yards through 15 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Patriots have allowed 3,318 yards which puts them in 7th in the league. In their 15 games played this year, they are allowing 221.2 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.4%. In total, they have surrendered 354.0 yards per contest putting them 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jets +3
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